A very deep, dark crimson robe with rich, fruity, spicy and complex aromas. Very round and powerful on the palate with long-lasting flavours of blackberry, dark chocolate and spice. Smooth tannins lend structure to this robust wine. Serve with grilled meats, meat prepared in sauces, game and cheeses.
Editor's Choice! "Crisp black plum and blackberry aromas are tinged with violet, spice and crushed mineral on the nose of this vibrant, perfumed wine. It's supple and plump, offering plumes of rich blackberry and plum flavors, but there's a firm mineral backbone as well, along with fine, upright tannins. Lovely already but will improve through 2030." (2016 vintage) 94 points, Wine Enthusiast Magazine
Best in Show, Platinum Medal, Decanter World Wine Awards - "Few French appellations are as exciting as Gigondas at present, as growers slowly grow more skilled at expressing the extraordinary diversity which lies hidden in this appellation, and as drinkers come to realise just how different Gigondas is to Chateauneuf and to other great Southern Rhone AOC zones. This complex yet seductive wine will win the zone many new friends with its headily floral, sweet-fruited scents and its lush, soft-textured, stony and perfumed flavours. Plum, strawberry and damson rarely attain this level of fragrant charm, yet look out too for the almost sour-fresh note of ripe acidity here. Drink 2019-2025." (2017 vintage) 97 points
Domaine Brusset Gigondas 'Les Hauts de Montmirail'