Château-Gigault Cuvee Viva 2015 - Vine Republic
Château-Gigault Cuvee Viva 2015
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Château-Gigault Cuvee Viva 2015

  • wa89-91
  • ws90
  • we87


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Category Red Wine
Region France, Bordeaux, Cotes de Blaye
Brand Château-Gigault
Wine Advocate
  • wa89-91

The Gigault Cuvee Viva from the hands of Stephane Derenoncourt has an opulent, sensual bouquet with billowing crushed strawberry and Morello fruit - ostentatious at first although it finds more decorum as it mellow in the glass. The palate is medium-bodied with grainy tannin, a crisp line of acidity. I appreciate the substance here, a big mouthful of Merlot, but there is structure and grip here, with good density on the finish. Afford it 2-3 years in bottle and you will have a delicious Côtes de Blaye.

Neal Martin, April 27, 2016
Wine Spectator
  • ws90

Fresh, with a racy edge, as a tangy mineral streak enlivens the core of red currant, plum and cherry fruit flavors. Light tobacco and singed vanilla notes score the finish. Shows good purity.

James Molesworth, March 31, 2018
Wine Enthusiast
  • we87

Rich and fruity, this wine is packed with blackberry and damson flavors. The firm tannins at the back are balanced, giving an attractive character that will be ready to drink from 2020.

Roger Voss, December 31, 2017