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Domaine Brusset Gigondas Les Secrets de Montmirail 2016

Domaine Brusset Gigondas Les Secrets de Montmirail 2016
$64.98

SKU 890232002848

750ml

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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
Varietals
Region France, Rhone, Gigondas
Brand Domaine Brusset
Alcohol/vol 14%
  • 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
  • wa95

Wine AdvocateBrusset's top wine is the 2016 Gigondas Les Secrets de Montmirail, a 60-40 blend of Grenache and Syrah from just three small terraces high in the Dentelles, with the Syrah component aged in wood. It's cedary and vanilla-scented, but those qualities are matched by concentrated black cherries. Full-bodied, plush and loaded with soft tannins, it picks up lovely notes of baking spices, cracked pepper and licorice on the long finish. Ideally, give this a couple of years in the cellar. Some might consider this too modern or international, but it's just so darn delicious.

Joe Czerwinski, October 31, 2018
  • we94

Wine EnthusiastMade from equal proportions of Syrah and Grenache. Fleshy plum and cherry notes juxtapose savory hints of bramble, smoked meat and earth here. It's full bodied and lavish yet anchored by a grip of firm, fine tannins on the finish. Silky yet invigorating and mineral. Enjoy now-2030.

Anna Lee Iijima, December 31, 2018