Domaine de Piaugier Gigondas 2016 - Vine Republic
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Domaine de Piaugier Gigondas 2016

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Domaine de Piaugier Gigondas 2016

SKU 815541006110


This wine has the characteristic power for which the appellation is known, coupled with supple textures and notable elegance.
Category Red Wine
Region France, Rhone, Gigondas
Brand Domaine de Piaugier
Alcohol/vol 14%
  • wa94

Wine AdvocateA blend of 65% Grenache, 20% Mourvèdre and 15% Syrah, all aged in foudre, Piaugier's 2016 Gigondas is a top-flight offering. Boasting explosive aromas of flowering garrigue and black cherries, this is full-bodied, creamy-supple in texture and easy to drink, but concentrated nonetheless. It really shines on the velvety finish, adding complex notes of dried spices and earth. This is one estate that's recently raised its game.

Joe Czerwinski, August 31, 2018
  • we93

Wine EnthusiastWarming notes of cedar and spice mingle into juicy blackberries and plum in this potent, penetrating wine originating from the sun-drenched plateau of Gigondas. A bold proportion of Mourvèdre accentuates its deep, concentrated character, but sunny acidity and a clean mineral backbone lend balance. Approachable already but should improve through 2026 and hold further.

Anna Lee Iijima, December 31, 2018