Thursday, May 13, 2021

Domaine de Font-Sane Terrasses des Dentelles Gigondas, 2012

For many years I have bought and enjoyed the Font-Sane Tradition Gigondas. This is my first taste of the Terrasses des Dentelles, a premium bottling from a terraced vineyard on the limestone slopes of the Dentelles des Montmirail overlooking the Gigondas appellation This wine definitely shows its breeding and is worth the premium price ($40 to $45).

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. 

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