Opaque red. Sharply defined red fruit floral and Moroccan spice aromas along with intense mineral garrigue and cola nuances. Shows superb depth as well as viv
Leading off the three single vineyards the 2020 Gigondas Le Claux is all Grenache as always and comes from a site just down the hill from the estate. It has lots of savory red and black fruits ground pepper and dried garrigue nuances as well as medium to full-bodied richness on the palate. Polished elegant and finesse-driven it shows the pure balanced style of the vintage perfectly and is a brilliant wine to enjoy over the coming two decades.
Beautifully fragrant nose of star anise cedar and cigar tobacco. Full-bodied rounded and seductively plump and juicy showing clarity precision and focus on the palate the fruit melds well with the considerable oak element and it finishes long tight and saline. Best Gigondas of the vintage. Very old vines all whole-cluster fermented in concrete no destemming indigenous yeasts and matured 100% in barriques; one third new one third second use and the rest third use. (Drink between 2028-2038)
Earthy savory and inviting with smoked meat bay leaf and singed wild herbs infusing a base of plum sauce and cherry. Gains support from fine-grained tannins but a spine of iron gives real form to this layered wine with black olive tapenade balsamic and black pepper notes filling out the lengthy finish. Drink now through 2035. 105 cases imported.