less than 50 cases imported of each!
2019 Domaine des Bosquets Gigondas Le Lieu Dit...$79.99
The 2019 Gigondas Le Lieu-Dit is as good as it gets – hats off to the young Julien Brechet for one of the finest Gigondas ever made. Coming from a cooler, sandy terroir next to this estate and all Grenache, it was 70% destemmed and spent 18 months in used demi-muids before being moved to concrete tanks prior to bottling. A Grand Cru Red Burgundy-like array of wild strawberries, framboise, flowers, sappy green herbs, and spice all emerge on the nose. This is followed by a seamless, full-bodied, incredibly pure Gigondas that’s more about finesse and elegance than sheer power. I love it today, yet it has the balance, as well as structure, to benefit from 2-3 years of bottle age and keep for two decades if stored properly.
Rated 100/100 Jeb Dunnuck
Bold raspberry and black cherry aromas are laced with Campari-like spice on the nose of the stunning 2019 Gigondas Le Lieu Dit, which comes from a sandy, southwest-facing parcel that is consistently among the last plots on the estate to be harvested. Full-bodied and velvety in texture, this is a rich, tannic (but ripe) example of Grenache that should be capable of aging well for close to two decades.
Rated 95-97/100 The Wine Advocate
Delicious crushed raspberry and blackberry coulis flavors weave together, giving this version an equally enticing textural edge, while mouthwatering red licorice and rooibos tea notes stitch up the edges. Subtle mineral note infuses the finish, giving this a subtle grounding as the fruit sails through. Drink now through 2035. 540 cases made, 50 cases imported
Rated 95/100 The Wine Spectator
2019 Domaine des Bosquets Gigondas La Colline...$74.99
A wine I’d put up with anything from the Southern Rhône, the 2019 Gigondas La Colline boasts a vivid ruby/purple hue as well as a sensational bouquet of black raspberries, Provençal garrigue, toasted spices, and flowery incense. It’s full-bodied and opulent, yet as seamless and balanced as they come. Based on a single parcel of Grenache vines aged 18 months in dem-muids, it’s a magical Gigondas to enjoy over the coming 15+ years.
Rated 97/100 Jeb Dunnuck
This is nicely packed, with a range of dark plum, boysenberry preserve and cherry pate de fruit flavors pumping through, all carried by fine, racy and thoroughly imbedded chalky minerality. The structure lets the fruit play out while additional floral, tea and anise notes swirl in on the finish. A beauty. Drink now through 2036. 320 cases made, 25 cases imported.
Rated 96/100 The Wine Spectator
Considering the heat of the year, the 2019 Gigondas La Colline is remarkably fresh and fragrant, with stunning garrigue notes joining hints of rose petals and citrus zest to accent raspberries and red plums. It's wonderfully silky and even airy feeling on the medium to full-bodied palate, despite what must be 15% alcohol. Aged in used demi-muids, there's no oak flavor, just a pleasant, smooth mouthfeel and a long, refreshing finish.
Rated 94-96/100 The Wine Advocate