Since first posting about Gigondas several weeks ago, I have become an even bigger fan of this lesser known area of the Rhone. The consistency of Gigondas at multiple price points is great! Gigondas could be the perfect Fall wine (especially with gamey, hearty dishes). I picked this bottle up for about $24.
Domaine la Roubine Gigondas 2006
Real cork closure. Dark purple color. Grenache 70%, Syrah 20%, Mourvedre and Cinsaut 10%. The Grenache and Mourvedre vines are 50 years old. This wine is made with wild yeasts and fermented in concrete tanks and is of course unfiltered and unfined (as it should be). The nose was full of cassis, dark currant and earthy tobacco aromas. Very earthy in fact. Heavy mouth feel with firm tannins with more earth and dark fruit. Although I really liked this Gigondas, I feel it was missing some heft on the finish.
Drink a Gigondas this Fall.