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2010 Château Gigault Cuvée Viva

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5/11/2015 - robinmurray97 wrote: 90 points

nice easy drinking Bordeaux

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2005 Château Gigault Cuvée Viva

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5/10/2015 - robinmurray97 wrote: 92 points

the best bottle of several tasted
Drinking very nicely and great balance

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2005 Château Gigault Cuvée Viva

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5/6/2015 - df1962 wrote: 90 points

PnV let air in the glass for 1hr. Deep dense purple almost saturated slightly bricked to clear at the rim. Smoky cassis espresso sage and anise in the nose. Medium(+) with ripe yet grippy tannins. Ripe black currant fig blackberry espresso dark chocolate with a touch of green herbs and tobacco on the palate. Lingering cedar box and fig. Has lost some freshness. Will be drinking up the last few bottles this year.

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2014 Château Gigault Cuvée Viva

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5/1/2015 - Jeff Leve wrote: 87 points

Red fruits and spice, with a stony, red berry and espresso finish. 86-88 Pts

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2003 Château Gigault Cuvée Viva

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4/22/2015 - edjDelray Likes this wine: 90 points

Ok, some may say this is a generous rating. Pop and pour please. It drinks big, more like Napa. Tanins are mild, low acid, large fruit. Drink now....purchased for $14 in the 2003 futures campaign. Big currant and cherry, decent integration and an ok finish. Not much like Bordeaux, but at $14, it will challenge much of what California offers.

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2010 Château Gigault Cuvée Viva

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4/21/2015 - jfarley3 Likes this wine: 89 points

Fruit forward with bright red berries and some menthol. Moderate tannins, low acidity. Fresh but not complicated.

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2010 Château Gigault Cuvée Viva

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4/10/2015 - Swajln Likes this wine: 88 points

Ok, floral note on finish.

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2000 Château Gigault Cuvée Viva

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3/25/2015 - Baylorwine wrote: 91 points

I think this is the last of the case. Had a great run the last 10+ years. Wished I had taken notes!

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2005 Château Gigault Cuvée Viva

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3/16/2015 - robinmurray97 wrote: 91 points

Took a couple of hours to open up but lovely balance and length

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2005 Château Gigault Cuvée Viva

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1/20/2015 - dke Likes this wine: NR

Slightly drier than several years ago but with nice cherries and minerals. Merlot is quite obvious this time around. Overall still quite nice 88-89.

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2009 Château Gigault Cuvée Viva

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1/23/2015 - cfg724 wrote: 89 points

Oak and alcohol on the nose. Very ripe and concentrated dark fruit, with some chalkiness, pencil shavings and graphite, hint of thyme and herbes de provence.

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2010 Château Gigault Cuvée Viva

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1/7/2015 - eniskonuk Likes this wine: 88 points

Pretty good merlot. Nice pairing with turkey marsala.

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2009 Château Gigault Cuvée Viva

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12/25/2014 - redz wrote: 88 points

following a silverado cab, a little bland. more time?

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2005 Château Gigault Cuvée Viva

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12/12/2014 - John Nezlek wrote: 88 points

Very nice entry level Bordeaux. Nicely balanced. Opened it up as a small pot-luck party, byob was winding down, and each person who was served spontaneously remarked about how good the wine. Gotta love Bordeaux from a good vintage. No sign of fading, but I see no reason to hold.

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2010 Château Gigault Cuvée Viva

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12/7/2014 - wndywise Likes this wine: 88 points

It was pretty acidic when we first opened the bottle but the more we left it to breathe the better it got through the night, hints of tobacco, smoke - will def age well. Paired it with stuffed pork loin with mushrooms and bacon - good wine to drink with a hearty meal if you're going to drink it now. Will probably buy one for the "cellar" aka basement storage room.

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2005 Château Gigault Cuvée Viva

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12/6/2014 - PlanetX wrote: 89 points

Very little browning on the edges. Somewhat muted on the nose but not on the palate. Oaky to start but after a few hours came together with juicy red and dark fruits. Narrowly focused with good length. Excellent quality for the price.

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2010 Château Gigault Cuvée Viva

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12/4/2014 - Champagneinhand Likes this wine: 90 points

Really a nice Merlot, but so much oak, I think it needs a good couple of years or more in the cellar. Its clear that I think this has a lot of potential, where the dark cherry, plum and coffee notes, but I don't like all of the oak involved but this will integrate. Good tannin and acid with tannic mouthfeel and the finish.

I would like to buy about 6 bottles of this to hold

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2005 Château Gigault Cuvée Viva

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11/16/2014 - Bam_Man Likes this wine: 91 points

Now down to my last few bottles from a case purchased in 2009. This one was definitely the best yet. Surprisingly young looking - still a dark, semi-opaque purple in the glass, with almost no lightening at the edge. Powerful, complex scents of earth, flowers, leather, spice and crushed dark berries on the nose. Full-bodied and silky smooth on the palate. Bursting with juicy plum and blackberry fruit, backed by a moderate acidity. Finishes very long, with loads of ripe fruit, hints of spice and mineral and polished, velvety tannins. Absolutely beautiful. This bottle drank much "younger" than my previous three.
50+5+12+17+7=91

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2003 Château Gigault Cuvée Viva

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11/16/2014 - up4wine wrote: 89 points

Bright fruit, good balance, very enjoyable wine.

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2010 Château Gigault Cuvée Viva

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11/10/2014 - Halfeel wrote: 88 points

Vinturried into decanter. Improved with a little air and time. Bright and a bit young at this point. Will give the remaining bottles a few more years.

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1998 Château Gigault Cuvée Viva

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11/11/2014 - liber Does not like this wine: 80 points

11th of 12, perfect fill, opened 40 mins but not decanted - I was put into this by Farr on its release and should have resisted as it represents everything I dislike about Parkerised claret (it was sold following an improbably high Parker score). Always intensely coloured, initially it was a fruit bomb, if a little crude and rustic, the fruit fell away about five years ago leaving not a lot. This bottle was surprisingly attractive on the nose if more redolent of a good Rhone, on the palate it was initially a block of dusty fruit (squashed plums) with some mid palate intensity but no length or purity, after 40 minutes even this disappeared and it became a weighty dusty blob, clearly bettered on night by Chianti La Massa 99 decanted into a half bottle from a week earlier. Life's too short to be bothered with this. At best average (13/20).

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2000 Château Gigault Cuvée Viva

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10/24/2014 - Msquared Likes this wine: NR

Soft on tannins, probably at the end of the drinking window, but smooth and silky. Lot of cherry and licorice. A little sediment tho, so decanting is a good call.

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2009 Château Gigault Cuvée Viva

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10/15/2014 - cfg724 Likes this wine: 89 points

Deep purple color. Ripe cherry and raspberry fruit, hint of vanilla and cinnamon, but not overly oaky. Good acidity and medium tannins.

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2000 Château Gigault Cuvée Viva

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10/7/2014 - Kevin H wrote: 90 points

Solid claret, my last bottle. While the tannins have softened this still tastes young. Red berry fruit, a touch inky. Nowhere near fully mature. This is a vintage to hold.

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2010 Château Gigault Cuvée Viva

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9/17/2014 - mwneil Likes this wine: 89 points

Wine was deceptive, it opened up slowly but really started to enjoy it, good flavor, medium bodied, tannins still strong but this wine should age nicely; will drink again; good value.

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