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2016 Xavier Vignon Gigondas Rouge - 91 PTS - WA

wa91"The 2016 Gigondas from Xavier Vignon kicks off with a spicy touch of clove and cracked pepper, then eases into black cherry fruit, a full-bodied, supple mid-palate and a long, creamy finish with just a touch of warmth. Drink it over the next 5-6 years. - Joe Czerwinski"

- Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate (Issue 239, October 31st 2018), 91 pts

2016 Xavier Vignon Gigondas Rouge - 93 PTS - JD

jeb dunnuck logo 250"One of the gems in the lineup from Xavier is the 2016 Gigondas which is made from 85% Grenache and 15% Mourvèdre, from a number of terroirs, but mostly from higher elevation, limestone sites. Its deep purple color is followed by terrific notes of ripe blackberries, toasted spice, and dried herbs, with a hint of graphite. Full-bodied, rich and concentrated, with brilliant purity and lots of tannins, it’s killer wine to enjoy over the coming decade or more."
- Jeb Dunnuck (October 19th 2017), 93 pts

2016 Xavier Vignon Gigondas Rouge - 93 PTS - JS

james suckling hq logo plain"This is a very impressive expression with such intense, energetic and vibrant ripe cherries and red berries. The palate has such prowess and precision. Drink or hold."
- James Suckling (October 2019), 93 pts

2018 Xavier Vignon Gigondas Rouge - 92+ PTS - JD

jeb dunnuck logo 250"Lastly, the 2018 Gigondas is seriously impressive, revealing a dense purple color as well as a blockbuster bouquet of ripe black and blue fruits, candied violets, peppery herbs, licorice, and Provençal spice. This beauty hits the palate with full-bodied richness that carries silky tannins, terrific mid-palate depth, and a great finish. Enjoy this ripe, sexy, yet also elegant Gigondas any time over the coming 10-12 years."
- Jeb Dunnuck (October 2020), 92+ pts

2019 Xavier Vignon Gigondas Rouge - 90-92 PTS - JD

jeb dunnuck logo 250"Last of the 2019s, the 2019 Gigondas offers a more reserved, medium-bodied, elegant style, with pretty notes of savory red and black fruits, peppery herbs, dried flowers, and obvious minerality. Medium-bodied, elegant, finesse-driven, and lengthy on the palate, it’s a beautiful wine that will benefit from a year or so in bottle and drink nicely for a decade."
- Jeb Dunnuck (October 2020), 90-92 pts

2019 Xavier Vignon Gigondas Rouge - 93 PTS - WA

wa93"Swirls of black raspberry ice cream and dark chocolate combine in Vignon's 2019 Gigondas, a blend of 95% Grenache and 5% Mourvèdre from numerous small parcels dotted around the appellation. Matured in a large wooden vat, there's no apparent oak aromas or flavors, just the purity of old-vine fruit, creamy tannins, ample concentration and a bright, vibrant—and long—finish. With its combination of intensity and tension, it should drink well for a decade or more. - Joe Czerwinski"

- Robert Parker's Wine Advocate (September 2020), 93 pts

2020 Xavier Vignon Gigondas Rouge - 89 PTS - JD

jeb dunnuck logo 250"In contrast, I found the 2020 Gigondas to be slightly mid-weight and narrow, but with some classic Grenache charm. Red and blue fruits, spice, and garrigue notes, ripe tannins, good overall balance, and integrated acidity all make for a charming, easygoing Gigondas to enjoy over the coming 7-8 years. This cuvée comes from higher elevation parcels and very old vines. The blend is 95% Grenache and 5% Mourvèdre, co-fermented and aged in wooden vats."

- Jeb Dunnuck (January 2022), 89 pts