Gigondas Le Claux 2017

Saint Cosme

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Tasting Notes

Just about perfection in a glass, the 2017 Gigondas Le Claux got a few expletives in my notes. Made from 100% Grenache from a loamy, limestone parcel that’s a stone’s throw from the estate, just outside the village, it boasts a deep purple color as well as stunning notes of kirsch, cassis, camphor, dried earth, ground pepper, and background oak. Deep, powerful, full-bodied and multi-dimensional on the palate, this blockbuster Gigondas is going to benefit from 2-4 years of bottle age (or more) and cruise for two decades in cool cellars.

Score: 98

Jeb Dunnuck, JebDunnuck.com Maturity: 2021-2041 26 September 2019

Notes of camphor, dried soil, crushed rocks, and loads of red and black fruits define the 2017 Gigondas Le Claux, which is 100% Grenache from a site just down the road from the estate. I always find a certain Burgundian character in this cuvée and it’s certainly present in the 2017. With medium to full body, a beautiful elegance and purity, and fine tannins, give bottles a few years and enjoy over the following decade or more.

Score: 94 - 96

Jeb Dunnuck, JebDunnuck.com Maturity: 2020-2030 26 September 2018

The 2017 Gigondas le Claux features deep blue and black fruit on the nose. It's full-bodied in the mouth, with a generous, silky mouthfeel and an expansive, voluptuous finish that folds in hints of dark chocolate and salted licorice. All Grenache, from vines planted in the 19th century, it's a terrific Gigondas.

Score: 94

Joe Czerwinski, Wine Advocate Maturity: 2020-2035 30 August 2019

Showing plenty of big purple fruit and hints of charred oak, the 2017 Gigondas le Claux was practically embryonic in terms of its development. Full-bodied, supple and rich, it should be approachable by 2020 and drink well for a decade or more after that.

Score: 92 - 94

Joe Czerwinski, RobertParker.com Maturity: 2020 - 2035 31 August 2018