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2000 Domaine Brusset Gigondas Les Hauts de Montmirail

ITEM 8100415 - Removed from a professional wine storage facility; Purchased at auction

Bidder Amount Total
boyaz $35 $35
Item Sold Amount Date
I8100415 1 $35 Jan 30, 2022
I8093751 1 $35 Jan 23, 2022
I8060547 3 $35 Jan 9, 2022
I8046170 1 $35 Dec 26, 2021
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93Robert M. Parker Jr. aromatic smorgasbord of vanilla, garrigue, violets, blackberries, and kirsch. Ripe, lush, and layered, with superb concentration, purity, and length (the finish lasts nearly 50 seconds)...

92Stephen Tanzer

Knockout nose combines red and black berries, violet, licorice, coffee, mocha and exotic roasted, spicy oak. Broad and plush, with impressive volume and depth. Finishes long and ripely tannic, with some spicy oak adding to the impression...


Domaine Brusset

Domaine Brusset is in Cairanne, with additional vineyards in Ventoux and Gigondas. The domaine has been owned and operated by the Brusset family since 1947, the year that André Brusset bought the property to start the winery and vineyards. Today the estate is run by his son Daniel and his grandson Laurent. Domaine Brusset makes Côtes du Rhone, Gigondas and a white Côtes du Rhone. Wine Advocate has written that “In addition to a rock star lineup of Gigondas… this estate fashions three excellent Cairannes.”


France, Rhône Valley, Southern Rhône, Gigondas

The Southern Rhône Valley wine region extends from Orange in the north through the communes Lirac and Tavel in the southwest. The French call the region Côtes du Rhône Méridionales and it includes some of the best known appellations in France, such as Châteauneuf-du-Pape and Gigondas. The climate and landscape of the Southern Rhone differ significantly from the Northern Rhone. There are hot, often windy Mediterranean appellations near Nimes and the south, and higher altitude, relatively cool appellations such as Côtes du Ventoux to the east. Understanding the region can be confusing given that there are thirteen appellations and sixteen red and white grapes allowed for wines with appellation status. Syrah is grown here, but it is much less important than in the north. Grenache is the prominent red grape, though most red wines are blends of at least four varietals. Other commonly used red grapes are Mourvèdre, Cinsault and Muscardin. Counoise, Terret Noir, Vaccarèse and Syrah are also permitted. The primary white grapes are Grenache Blanc, Clairette and Bourboulenc, though Viognier, Marsanne and Roussanne are permitted, as are Picpoul and Picardin. Of note is the Côtes du Rhone Villages AOC, which is only in the Southern Rhone. Though Côtes du Rhône AOC wine is made in both the north and south, the Villages appellation has stricter requirements for winemaking and is generally considered higher quality than simple Côtes du Rhône. Robert M. Parker Jr. has written that “There is a vast amount of enjoyment to be discovered in the southern Rhône…for these are some of the most sumptuous and pleasure-giving wines produced in the world.”