Domaine Raspail Ay Gigondas 2016

Size Pack
750 ml
Case of 12


Still in foudre, the 2016 Gigondas from this estate is a blend of 70% Grenache, 23% Syrah and 7% Mourvèdre. It's full-bodied and plush but lively, with peppery accents to the ripe cherry and apricot-tinged fruit. It strikes a fine balance between ripeness and freshness, precisely hitting that fleeting moment of peak maturity and then adding hints of spice and herb complexity. It should drink well for a decade. -Joe Czerwinski, Aug 2018
Reviewed by: The Wine Advocate
- 92-94 pts

Lurid ruby-red. Highly expressive red and dark berry preserve aromas are complemented by incense, _ garrigue_ and floral pastille nuances. Sappy and seamless on the palate, offering deeply concentrated, primary black raspberry, bitter cherry and spicecake flavors and a touch of candied lavender. Smooth, harmonious tannins build slowly on an impressively long, seamless finish that leaves behind sappy floral and dark berry notes. -Josh Raynolds, Aug 2018
Reviewed by: Vinous
- 93-95 pts

From a single unbroken plot near the village of Gigondas, matured in old foudres for 18-24 months, producing a single wine - no special cuvées. It has a lovely nose, really detailed with vibrant damson compote and blackberries. Black cherries can also be coaxed out, alongside some lavender and dark chocolate. The palate is medium-bodied, really fresh and crisp, with a long, herbal finish. It's already dangerously drinkable and buzzes with life. Really top stuff, with a lightness of touch and elegance that some others lack this year.
Reviewed by: Matt Walls
- 95 pts
  • Type Red Wine
  • Varietal Red Rhone Blend
  • Area Rhone
  • Region Rhone Misc

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