Monday, May 17, 2021
Saturday, May 15, 2021
The color has turned from ruby to garnet and is a bit murky at this stage. Scents of ripe cherries, menthol, and flowers. Very friendly on the palate. Cool fruit impressions. A classic claret.
Thursday, May 13, 2021
Deep bluish color. Has some new oak treatment, but I don't detect any change in the traditional scents and flavors of Gigondas. Spring flowers, fresh red and blue berries and a touch of cassis. Feels big in the mouth but also has a lacy sweetness on the mid palate. Beautifully balanced for current drinking but has the structure for aging. Archetypal Gigondas: beauty and power.
Tuesday, May 11, 2021
Medium lemon yellow in color. Captivating smells of lemon, apples, pears and a touch of Eucalypt honey. Medium body. Lemon curd--creamy but with citric acidity. Best when it warms up a bit in the glass. Smooth, nuanced finish. This wine retails for $25 to $30, but I have heard rumors that will soon be available at Costco for $15.99--an incredible value.
Saturday, May 8, 2021
Very deep red, so opaque it's difficult to see the small bubbles. Beautiful fruit--mostly Syrah but topped up with Pinot Noir. It's mainly the Pinot that comes across to me. Red cherries, cranberries on a yeasty backdrop. Crisp acidity. The wine is billed as "off dry" but it is much, much drier than most Australian examples we have had recently. We will be back for more.