Gigondas, Southern Rhone, France
Chairman’s Selection
PLCB Code# 78138

Inviting in feel, with polished edges around the core of blackberry and plum compote notes, underscored by dark anise and sweet spice accents on the finish. Silky in feel, though there’s good buried grip here. Exhibits freshness and purity. Drink now through 2022. 6,500 cases made.-JM
92 Points Wine Spectator 10/15
Darker in color than the Romane Machotte, the 2013 Gigondas Domaine Grand Romane comes from higher elevation parcels and is a blend of 65% Grenache, 20% Mourvèdre and 15% Syrah. It exhibits plenty of chocolate-laced dark fruits, earth and hints of minerality in its medium-bodied, rich, yet soft and sexy style. It will shine on release and evolve nicely through 2023.-JD
87-89 Points Wine Advocate 1/15
Bright violet color. Sexy aromas of cassis, cherry liqueur, fresh flowers and incense. Supple and pliant on the palate, but with juicy acidity giving spine to the deep black and blue fruit and floral pastille flavors. Becomes spicier and livelier with air, picking up a smoky nuance that carries through a long, sweet, youthfully tannic finish.
91-93 Points Vinous Media 5/15
Ripe black cherry and plum fruit green tannins minerals chocolate. Too harsh now and I am not certain that this will balance out with aging.
88 Points Bob’s Bulletin

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