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2007 Domaine Saint-Damien Gigondas La Louisiane
Red Rhone Blend
- Southern Rhône
Community Tasting Notes 32
Purslane Likes this wine: (93 points)
March 14, 2017 - Opaque with an inch pour and a fruity nose of blackberry and black raspberry. The sip begins with a well structured one-two punch of firm tannin and bright acidity that keeps the wine closer to dry and astringent than mellow. The swallow brings back a richer fruit taste and the final finish has a surprisingly integrated taste with the beginning of a rounded edge. Overall, the wine needs more years of aging to harness its great power and complexity to a lush, fruit forward, and caressing delivery.
Anonymous wrote: (90 points)
October 7, 2016 - DTC Chateauneuf du Pape (@ SS): Beautiful bouquet with ripe dark and red forest fruits as well as garrigue. On the palate very concentrated with a lot of sweetness, ink, dark berries, licorice, acidity as well, but at this moment this bottle lacks elegance and is a bit alcoholic. I was less impressed compared to my two previous notes and I hope the wine is in a dumb phase, because I have two more bottles. There will be a follow up. 89 – 90 for tonight.1 person found this helpful Comment
KristianT wrote: (89 points)
August 28, 2016 - Pitch black and dense. Notes of tar and smoke. On the palate black fruits and a whopping alcohol burn. Very interesting albeit not balanced in its current stage of maturity. I think I will keep my last bottle for a handful of years more and see what happens.
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!1 person found this helpful Comment
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.
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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 3 (0%)
- In Cellars 413 (58%)
- Consumed 299 (42%)
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