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2007 Domaine Saint-Damien Gigondas La Louisiane
Red Rhone Blend
- Southern Rhône
Community Tasting Notes 31
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.
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.
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 487 (64%)
- Consumed 272 (36%)
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