Gigondas Cuvee Louisiane 2015

St Damien

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Tasting Notes

My pick of the cuvées in 2015 is the 2015 Gigondas La Louisiane, a blend of 80% Grenache, 15% Mourvèdre and the rest Cinsault and Syrah. From south-facing slopes of red clay and sand, this shows incredible detail in its aromas of garrigue and raspberries, then folds in richer notes of dark chocolate. This is full-bodied and velvety in feel, with just a hint of warmth on the finish. It should drink well for a decade, possibly longer.

Score: 95

Joe Czerwinski, Wine Advocate, Maturity: 2017-2027 31 October 2017

The 2015 Gigondas Cuvee Louisiane comes from a site located just beside the domaine, which is a mix of clay and sandy soils. Aged all in foudre, it boasts terrific notes of framboise, spring flowers, black raspberries and orange blossom (which I normally find more in the Les Souteyrades release). This full-bodied, deep, layered 2015 has a big mid-palate, is impeccably balanced and shows the purity and finesse that’s common in the vintage.

Score: 95

Jeb Dunnuck, 19 October 2017

My favorite of the three Gigondas, the 2015 Gigondas Cuvee Louisiane (80% Grenache, 15% Mourvèdre and 5% Syrah) offers exotic, ripe and perfumed notes of ripe black cherries, strawberries, garrigue and flowers. This rich, decadently styled Gigondas has a great mid-palate and building tannin. Despite the tannin, I suspect this will shine right out of the gate.

Score: 93 - 95

Jeb Dunnuck, Wine Advocate, 30 December 2016

Opaque ruby. Sexy, highly perfumed aromas of candied red and dark berries, incense and smoky minerals, joined by a slowly emerging floral note. Juicy, broad and energetic on the palate, offering intense raspberry, cherry and spicecake flavors and a suggestion of candied flowers. Finishes sweet, lively and youthfully tannic, delivering superb, spice- and mineral-driven persistence.

Score: 92 - 94

Josh Raynolds, 01 September 2017