Gigondas Cuvee Louisiane 2016

St Damien

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Tasting Notes

Deeply colored, the 2016 Gigondas La Louisiane comes from single vineyard on the lower plain, not far from the estate, and is 80% Grenache, 15% Mourvèdre, and the balance Syrah and Cinsault. It offers a classic bouquet of dark berry fruits, peppery herbs, garrigue, and obvious minerality. Reminding me of the 2010 with its pure, straight style, it’s full-bodied and elegant on the palate, and is going to benefit from 2-3 years of bottle age.

Score: 96

Jeb Dunnuck, Maturity: 2021+ 26 September 2018

The 2016 Gigondas Cuvee Louisiana is more elegant and finesse-driven when tasted side by side with the La Souteyrade cuvee. Offering notes of blueberries, violets, lavender and flowers, it hits the palate with full-bodied richness, serious depth of fruit, ripe tannin and a big finish.

Score: 95 - 97

Jeb Dunnuck, 19 October 2017

The 2016 Gigondas La Louisiane is looking a bit more structured and tannic than it did last year. It's full-bodied, rich and creamy across the mid-palate, then firms up adding hints of licorice and chocolate along the way. It does have the ripe stone fruit and berry notes to sustain it over time, so give it a couple of years (maybe even four or five) to relax and unwind that tightness on the finish. Tasted twice, with consistent notes.

Score: 94

Joe Czerwinski, Wine Advocate, Maturity: 2022-2030 31 August 2018

Again my pick of the various cuvées, the 2016 Gigondas La Louisiane looks potentially the equal of the 2015 when tasted from foudre. Hints of cola and mocha on the nose add dark nuances to the big, ripe raspberry fruit. There's plenty of acid and tannin to support aging here.

Score: 93 - 95

Joe Czerwinski, Wine Advocate, Maturity: 2022-2035 31 October 2017