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Domaine Brusset Gigondas Les Secrets de Montmirail 2016


SKU 890232002848


Appearance: Dense purple color with violet notes. Aroma: Complex and intense nose of matured grapes, note mineral and touches of rosemary. Taste: Powerful and ample, tasty and fresh, fruity found the austerity of Gigondas with a long finish highlighted by a sweet note.
Category Red Wine
Country France
Region Rhone
Appellation Gigondas
Brand Domaine Brusset
  • ws96

Wine SpectatorThis has some showy violet and ganache aromas, followed by mouthfilling fig, blackberry and black currant paste flavors, all supported by the requisite bramble- and tar-edged structure for balance. Shows terrific energy from start to finish. Best from 2020 through 2035. 300 cases made.

James Molesworth, November 30, 2018
  • wa93-95

Wine AdvocateThere are eight barrels of the 2016 Gigondas Les Secrets de Montmirail, a 50-50 blend of Grenache and Syrah that will likely stay in oak for a full 18 months. At this stage, the oak sticks out a bit (this quality often peaks at around 8-12 months), but it should be fine with a few years of aging. The red fruit notes are vibrant and fresh, the vanilla oak is classy and the velvety finish lingers elegantly. This should be a stunner when it's released.

Joe Czerwinski, October 31, 2017