The 2017 Gigondas Le Lieu Dit is as always the most finesse oriented and elegant in the lineup. Coming from a sandy cooler parcel just outside the domaine and all Grenache (70% destemmed) brought up in old demi-muids it offers a more ruby color as well as a massive perfume of wild strawberries kirsch liqueur dried soil and flowery incense. Full-bodied incredibly pure and perfectly balanced it’s another straight-up thrilling wine from Brechet that will benefit from 2-3 years of bottle age and keep for 10-15 years or more.jd
The 2017 Gigondas le Lieu Dit incorporates 30% whole clusters yet shows no green stemmy characters at this stage of its evolution. It's loaded with purple raspberries framed by incredibly silky tannins lush and ripe without any warmth evident on the long finish. Tasted twice showing more tannic grip and woody notes on one occasion.