Saturday, June 29, 2013

Domaine de Font-Sane Gigondas, 1998

After years of frustration with this wine, a bottle I opened in early May finally produced the enjoyment I expected when I bought a case more than a decade ago. I vowed not to wait too long for the next bottle, as I often do. And I was rewarded once again.

Muted crimson tones. Mature scents of berries, flowers, garrigue. The power has been tamed a bit, but the beauty of Gigondas is now shining. Lifted smells of violets--maturing Mourvedre. Some dryness on mid-palate but good range of ripe fruit flavors on the finish. Not a great Gigondas but very good.

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