Gigondas Grande Grenache 66 2012
Dark ruby red with black speckles. Almost sweet black cherry nose with wild raspberries and wild strawberries, blueberries, blackberries, sweet cassis, dark chocolate, cedar, despite the 100% Grenache finer and more delicate than the Hautes Garrigues, less masculine, the salty minerality is more civilized and recedes behind the sweet fruit . Also finer, rounder and sweeter in the mouth. Red and black cherry, cherry liqueur, cassis, dark sweet earth, flowers, violets, more accessible than the mineral monster of the skin Garrigues. These vines grow in much higher and cooler positions than the other Gigondas from Yves, which explains the delicacy and finesse. Despite the lower alcohol, this wine still appears sweeter, 100% Grenache is noticeable. Mainly aged and fermented in large wooden containers (Stockinger) of 3500 liters, partly in used barriques. Parker will surely love him more than Hautes Garrigues. In my opinion, it is big, better in its playful delicacy than the fatter 2009, but a little less complex and a little more one-dimensional than the Garrigues, but more tasty and somehow more pleasing. The balance in this wine is very coherent, the sensational aromas of the vintage 2012 make a great and harmonious wine from this location.