Thursday, June 18, 2015
Domaine de Font-Sane Gigondas, 1999
My previous bottles of this were still too young to really enjoy; this bottle has reached majestic maturity. Considerable bricking but basically a deep crimson color. Strawberries take center stage both in aromas and flavors. Also purple flowers and Provencal herbs. Crinkly maturity. Lovely. Lots of beautiful Grenache qualities with a long berry finish. Peppery qualities emerge and the wine still has some firm tannins on the mid-palate. Gigondas power. I have more of this and will be in no hurry to drink.