Deep purplish ruby, aromas of sweet black fruits, raspberry, red licorice, violets, nice floral & spice notes, seaweed, sandalwood, slihtly muted, a bit greet, b3, a3, t3+, starts velvety & sweet, finishes w/acidity creeping up & fine teeth-coating tannins, very nice & interesting but a touch thin, d4, still has some good tangy fruit, loses some secondary nuances, structure a bit more firm (5++) turns (3.5) w/air as funk, woody flavors emerge
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(Brusset Gigondas Les Hauts de Montmirail) A deep, glossy hue, showing little maturity. Burnt, smouldering, twiggy garrigue on the nose, which is rich in black cherry and berry fruit. Ripe, textured and creamy palate, with a rich seam of succulent, grainy tannins which hold a presence right through the midpalate to the end. Blackberry and blueberry fruit reflect the ripe character of the wine, lingering into the grippy finish. This still has potential in the cellar, but is just fine for current drinking. Very good indeed.
(Brusset Gigondas Les Hauts de Montmirail) This wine has a deep colour, with little sign of age. It is showing a lovely nose, with aromas of black fruits and smoke, with meaty, stony undercurrents. The palate is creamy, with a rich texture. There is still plenty of fruit on the palate, with at most moderate acidity, but a typical Gigondas backbone, a combination of firm, masculine extract and a low level of slightly chalky tannins. This is delightful now, but should continue to drink well for another five years at least.