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2013 Domaine Brusset Gigondas 'Le Grand Montmirail' (Tradition)
Single Bottles (75cl) @ £18.00
Cases (6 bottles) @ £108.00
Cases IN BOND(6 bottles) @ £75.00
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Tasting Notes:
Drinking remarkably well already, this is a full, rich, modern Gigondas (not so much rusticity), which oozes black cherry liqueur wrapped in velvety tannins. Good length. This will be even better after several years.
Drinking Dates:
2017 to 2021+
Cépagement:
70% Grenache, 10% Mourvèdre, 10% Syrah, 10% Cinsault (30hl/ha)
Upbringing:
Crushing, destalking, no yeast added. 15 day fermentation in vats with twice daily pigeages. Aged 60% in vats, 40% in 2-4 year old demi-muids.
ABV:
13.5%
Critic Reviews:
"Which would you rather have: a costly Burgundy from a leading estate or a tasty, single domaine red Rhone made by equally devoted winemakers for about half the price? Laurent Brusset is the third generation of his family to live and work at this domaine since 1947. His low yielding Tradition is mostly Grenache with a dab each of brutish Mourvedre, spicy Syrah and perfumed Cinsault. The result is a bold, plump, plummy, peppery red with dazzling complex, lush fruit that is gorgeous now but will be even better with a few more years in the cellar." Jane MacQuitty (The Times 14/03/2015)

"Impressive dark fruit, chocolate, wood smoke and leather-like notes in its medium-bodied, firm, masculine personality. I like the fruit here but it should benefit from a year or two in bottle>" 90/100 Jeb Dunnock (Wine Advocate)

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