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2007 Domaine Saint-Damien Gigondas La Louisiane
Red Rhone Blend
- Southern Rhône
Community Tasting Notes 29
morpheusrising Likes this wine: (92 points)
May 31, 2016 - Wow this sucker is young! If I'd been blind I might have guess it was NORTHERN Rhone.
Tons of fruit, mostly dark. Black cherry, tar, tobacco. Palette was the same but with an added dose of black pepper that was really at the forefront. Elegant wine, but way too much muscle right now. Needs another 10 at the least!
ephorn Likes this wine: (93 points)
October 9, 2015 - This starts off thick and concentrated but retains balancing acidity. There is a wealth of fruit with garrigue and a touch of bitterness. Tannins are medium light. Alcohol not a detractor at 15%. Nice floral/perfume when on the palate.
winot Likes this wine: (91 points)
July 6, 2015 - A bit too Rubenesque for me, but smooth and tasty, with some undeniably nice fruit - just this side of OTT, it screams ripeness w/o quite tipping over into the jammy - good acidity, and the nose retains a nice garrigue note that balances off well against the other big plummy aromas - finishes well, dry. A good result for the vintage.
Loren Sonkin wrote: (92 points)
May 13, 2015 - Some nice wines over the last two nights; 5/13/2015-5/14/2015: Really in a nice place right now. A nose of boysenberries, spice and some earthiness. Full bodied. Plenty of fruit left. Nice acidity. Medium to full bodied. Juicy. Nice boysenberry fruit with some earthiness. No hurry. Getting close to peak though.
Anonymous wrote: (93 points)
December 24, 2014 - Concentrated and loaded with ripe black berry fruits, good garrigue, a touch of pleasant sweetness and good acidity. Soft tannin and a good length. Really good now and no hurry at all, but I think the wine is at its peak now and the next few years. Was perfect with duck.
Pro Reviews 3
The Rhone Report
By Jeb Dunnuck
Delving into the Languedoc Roussillon, Issue #7, 3/28/2011 (link) 96 points
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- Vintage 2007
- Type Red
- Producer Domaine Saint-Damien
- Varietal Red Rhone Blend
- Designation La Louisiane
- Vineyard n/a
- Country France
- Region Rhône
- SubRegion Southern Rhône
- Appellation Gigondas
- UPC Code 896709001017
- Pending Delivery 5 (1%)
- In Cellars 436 (62%)
- Consumed 258 (37%)