Tuesday, August 25, 2009
2005 E. Guigal Gigondas
Rated 89 points by Wine Spectator, 91-93 by Parker. This wine has a deep ruby red color with dark cherry and spice on the nose. This Gigondas has a lot of fruit including plum and cherry on the front end with nice spice notes as it lingers in your mouth. The wine is somewhat rustic and has good complexity and a medium to long finish. A nice food wine, this is well-structured with mouth-drying tannins that should mature and soften given time in the bottle. For around $24 at Costco (a few dollars cheaper through some online stores), I'll buy a couple more to lay down for two to three years so that the tannins will smooth out a bit.