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Community Tasting Notes (48) Avg Score: 91.7 points

  • Excellent Gigondas. Nice balance with a hint of pepper on top of even fruit front to back. Good long finish.

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  • It smells like forest floor, tar, lead pencil, nutmeg, black currant (cassis) and raisin. It tastes like blackberry, black currant (cassis) and clove. The wine looks purple colored. There is light sediment in the bottle.

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  • In a good drinking window. Decanted 3 hours and it needed it. Fruit in background. Was singing when consumed. Served with venison sausage, and multiple cheeses. Good pairing.

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  • We had a couple of friends over and did a fun little 2010 Saint-Damien Gigondas side-by-side consisting of “La Louisiane” and “Les Souteyrades”. Both wines were opened six hours prior to service; each spent three hours in the decanter and also slow-ox’ed in the bottle for an additional three. I initially questioned whether decanting was even necessary but after reading some of the notes on CT and trying a small bit after pulling the corks, it seemed to me that air would be beneficial.

    The “La Louisiane” was rather fascinating on the nose with brambles, lavender, herbs a rather remarkable smell of young mezcal! An elegant wine when compared to “Les Souteyrades”. I suspect this will continue to drink well for another 5+ years.

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  • Decanted for a few hours. Wine improves with some air. Wine is totally smoothen out. Soft, licour notes. Fine sweetness. Very delicate and feminin wine. Not sure how it develops within some years.

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