La Font de Notre Dame Gigondas 2014
|Brand||La Font de Notre Dame|
Wine AdvocateA blend of 80% Grenache, 10% Mourvedre and 10% Cinsault, the 2014 Gigondas La Font de Notre Dame was mostly destemmed, saw the classic, long maceration that's common in the region and was aged mostly in tank, with 20% in five- to six-year-old barrels. It offers impressive levels of fruit and richness in its kirsch, plum, ground herbs, pepper and tobacco leaf-scented bouquet. This gives way to a medium-bodied, nicely textured Gigondas that has ripe tannin and solid mid-palate depth. This was a challenging year for Gigondas, but this is solid and offers more charm and texture than most.