Sunday, May 24, 2009

Les Nobles Dentelles Gigondas 2006

A red wine from the Gigondas Appellation in the Rhone region of France, and made from 100% Grenache grapes, this rich Gigondas opened very nicely as the evening went on.

Lush and velvety on the tongue with good depth, showing verdant aromas of animal nuances, the bouquet evolving in waves of plums, dark berries, earth, mushroom and at the very end a bit of green peppers. All these elements successfully make "the whole greater than the sum of the parts" resulting in a finish that is complex and thoroughly satisfying.

1 comment:

Eric Guido said...

Great notes Dave, I'm still determined to buy a few of these. I was very impressed by it, both right after opening, and an hour and a half later.

The earthiness of Gigondas really adds so much depth to an otherwise, not very fruity, wine. OMHO