Robert Parker's Wine Advocate 95-97 points
“The 2018 Gigondas La Louisiane looks to be another terrific example of this cuvée. Raspberries, black cherries, tea leaves and violets all appear on the nose, while the full-bodied palate is rich, velvety and long on the finish.”
Vinous, 93-95 points
“Vivid magenta. Highly perfumed raspberry and cherry preserve aromas are complicated by potpourri and exotic spice nuances and a smoky mineral note builds in the glass. Juicy and appealingly sweet, displaying intense red/blue fruit, spicecake and lavender pastille flavors and supple, seamless texture. Balances richness and vivacity smoothly and finishes extremely long and spicy, with harmonious tannins and a resonating echo of candied flowers.”
Jeb Dunnuck, 92-94 points
“A bigger, richer wine, the 2018 Gigondas La Louisiane offers medium to full-bodied richness as well as lots of red and black fruits (wild strawberries, raspberries), ground pepper, and violets. A blend of 80% Grenache, 15% Mourvèdre, and the balance Syrah and Cinsault, aging in foudre, it has a great mid-palate, ripe tannins, and outstanding length. Due to the mildew, no cuvee Les Souteyrades was produced.”
Not for shy!! Invino people -- if you love bang-for-buck, and incredibly rich complex Syrah, look no further. WOW!
We are all quivering with this offer today... You just don’t see pedigreed, collectible and high-scoring Syrah like this ANYWHERE in this price range. We’ll leave it to the Wine Advocate (and others) to whet your palate:
Four generations of winegrowers have worked the family vineyards since 1821. Joel Saurel is deeply attached to the land, believing that soil is the only true master of a wine, and has thus followed the principles of Integrated Farming production since 1996.
A precious 20 cases to sell today and that’s it! First come, first served…!