Domaine de l'Espigouette Gigondas 2014
70% Grenache and 30% Mourvedre, an unusually heavy dose of Mourvedre for a wine from this iconic southern Rhone Valley cru.
Deep red color, intense. The reflections are keen carmine. Good clarity. The very dark color makes the wine shiny. The nose is open, on black fruits and spices. An impression of power emerges very clearly as soon as you put your nose in the glass. At aeration cocoa, licorice, wild blackberry make the wine warm, make it a winter wine. A touch of minerality (graphite, flint) typical of the appellation. The rich mouth does not disappoint and stays in style.
One can imagine drinking it on a roast meat, a game, dishes of character - especially with the truffles it will contain. An imposing wine with a strong character. To be drunk in the next 8 years on a hare à la royale, a Provencal stew, a truffled bird.