Santa Duc Gigondas Aux Lieux Dits 2019
|Region||France, Rhone, Gigondas|
Fruit driven, with fine herbaceous notes in its youth, it generally undergoes a slow evolution towards more spicy notes after several years' cellaring.
This sports a fun tumble of cassis, cherry paste and raspberry coulis notes, while red licorice, roasted applewood and tar accents fill in. Has range and energy from start to finish. Grenache, Syrah, Mourvèdre and Cinsault. Best from 2023 through 2036.
Moving to the 2019s from bottle, the 2019 Gigondas Aux Lieux-Dits has a beautiful bouquet of blackberries, black cherries, ground pepper, and floral nuances. With obvious minerality and medium to full-bodied richness on the palate, it's a terrific base cuvée that shines for its elegance and balance. It will keep for 15 years or more. This cuvée comes from eight different parcels and is partially destemmed and aged in foudre and amphora. The blend wasn't specified.