2007 Domaine Saint-Damien Gigondas La Louisiane

Red Rhone Blend

  • France
  • Rhône
  • Southern Rhône
  • Gigondas
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Community Tasting Notes 34

  • Buick455 wrote: (93 points)

    August 12, 2017 - Decanted 2 hour, drank over 2 hours. Amazing how it still needs a lot of time to open up. Dark violet opaque color. Intense nose of plum, dark red/black fruit. Concentrated palate of plum, black currant, ink, liqorice Just lovely.

  • Loren Sonkin wrote: (90 points)

    April 26, 2017 - Gidgondas and Lirac (Chris H's home): Another one that I think is starting to fade a bit. There is a fair amount of VA so perhaps just at an awkward stage. I would give this some slow ox before drinking but be drinking it sooner than later. All that said, I think it is very nice now if the VA doesn't bother you. Ruby/purple in color. The nose is dusty with cherries and nail polish. On the palate, dusty black cherries. Thick tannins. Not sure if there is enough fruit to outlast the tannins. Nice enough on the finish.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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Wine Definition

  • 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

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 3 (0%)
  • In Cellars 405 (57%)
  • Consumed 300 (42%)

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