La Font de Notre Dame Gigondas 2017
|Region||France, Rhone, Gigondas|
|Brand||La Font de Notre Dame|
Deep glistening crimson. A highly perfumed bouquet evokes ripe red fruits, incense and candied flowers, and a smoky mineral note builds in the glass. Juicy and focused on the palate, offering primary raspberry and bitter cherry flavors and an earthy licorice accent. Takes on a spicy quality on the back half that carries strongly through the impressively long, gently tannic finish.
One sexy Gigondas that's loaded with notions of kirsch, black cherries, graphite, and crushed rock-like minerality, the medium-bodied 2017 Gigondas Le Mas has a terrific core of sweet fruit, ripe tannins, and a great finish. Based on 80% Grenache and 10% each of Syrah and Grenache, raised 80% in concrete tanks and 20% in barrels, it's a ripe, polished wine that stays pure, balanced, and Provençal. Drink it over the coming 7-8 years or more.
The full-bodied, supple, easy-drinking 2017 Gigondas is a blend of 80% Grenache and 10% each Mourvèdre and Syrah. Peppery, herbal notes accent red fruit flavors, while the tangy finish is clean, fresh and silky.