A little more than a decade ago, Donna and I spent three relaxing nights at the beautiful Hotel Restaurant Les Florets in Gigondas. The room was comfortable and artfully decorated; the food was fantastic; and we had plenty of good wine, Domaine la Garrigue, produced by the owners. Even without the ambience of Les Florets, Domaine la Garrigue wines are always a joy to drink.
Unusually rich and full bodied for a Southern Rhone. Of course, there is garrigue but also very deep cherry, black currants and spice. Impressive depth. Now the pepper kicks in on the finish. Competes very well with the l'Oratoire Saint Martin beside it on the table. Drinking very well right now, but I am going to wait another year or two before opening my last bottle.