Xavier Vignon Gigondas Rouge

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

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

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

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 - 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