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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.”

2010 Chateau Saint Cosme Gigondas

WS  95   
RP  94   
VN  90-92   
WS  #2 of 2012   

2005 Domaine Santa Duc Gigondas Cuvee Prestige des Hautes Garrigues

Lightly depressed cork

RP  93   

2012 Domaine Santa Duc Gigondas Grand Grenache

2009 Domaine Les Pallieres Gigondas Les Racines

VN  92   
RP  91   
7 available
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2016 Domaine Les Pallieres Gigondas Les Racines

JS  96   
JD  96   
WA  94-96   
WS  93   
JR  17+    
6 available
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2016 Domaine Les Pallieres Gigondas Terrasse du Diable

VN  95   
JS  95   
JD  95   
WS  93   
WA  92-94   
3 available
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2014 Domaine Saint-Damien Gigondas Les Souteyrades

VN  92   
WA  90   
JR  15.5   
3 available
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2017 Famille Perrin Gigondas L'Argnee Selection Parcellaire

2 available
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2017 Famille Perrin Gigondas L'Argnee Selection Parcellaire

Lightly depressed cork

2011 Famille Perrin Gigondas Vielles Vignes L'Argnee

Light label condition issue

WA  95   

2012 Famille Perrin Gigondas Vielles Vignes L'Argnee

WA  94-97   
3 available
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2013 Famille Perrin Gigondas Vielles Vignes L'Argnee

VN  93   
2 available
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2016 Famille Perrin Gigondas Vielles Vignes L'Argnee

JR  17+    
3 available
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2004 Les Vins de Vienne Gigondas Les Pimpignoles

VN  91   
6 available
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2004 Les Vins de Vienne Gigondas Les Pimpignoles

Light capsule condition issue; light label condition issue

VN  91   
3 available
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2004 Les Vins de Vienne Gigondas Les Pimpignoles

Capsule condition issue; label condition issue

VN  91   

2004 Les Vins de Vienne Gigondas Les Pimpignoles

Light label condition issue

VN  91   

2004 Les Vins de Vienne Gigondas Les Pimpignoles

Elevated cork; light label condition issue

VN  91   

2004 Les Vins de Vienne Gigondas Les Pimpignoles

Lightly elevated cork; light label condition issue

VN  91   

2004 Les Vins de Vienne Gigondas Les Pimpignoles

Light capsule condition issue; lightly elevated cork; light label condition issue

VN  91   

1986 Les Goubert Gigondas Cuvee Florence

Light capsule condition issue; light label condition issue

WS  92   
RP  90   

2015 Brotte Gigondas La Marasque

Light label condition issue

WS  92   
WA  88-90   
VN  88-90   
JR  16.5   
4 available
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2015 Olivier & Lafont Gigondas

VN  92   
2 available
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