A Bit more Like it.
Purchased in store, Gigondas is fast becoming a place to go for quality wines at a fair price, not really seen until a few years ago they are slowly appearing on the shelves, this from an excellent vintage is very good value, it would probably improve with some more bottle age but can be enjoyed now. One of the better new additions.
GIGONDAS FRENCH RED WINE
Excellent, full bodied red wine. Have been waiting over a year for Tesco to put the delicious wine back on their selves.
"Up and Coming Gigondas"
Gigondas is fast becoming a recognised leader in southern Cotes du Rhone and this wine is an excellent introduction to an area which is not as well known as its northern partners like Chateauneuf du Pape or the great Burgundies. This is a strong wine, primarily of Grenache grape and while the 2013 is not the greatest vintage, keeping it for a year or so will enhance its drinkability. Having said that, it is most enjoyable now and has great fruits and a spicy finish, ideal for these cold winter evenings by the fire!
...this one is 2013...
Solid enough Southern Rhone with a good reputation this one is 2013 that is different to previous reviews here. I'm thinking that's why I can't get as enthusiastic as others have been about it though it's still very enjoyable. The caveat being, this vintage right now definitely needs some food and I decanted mine too to get some air into it. It's young and somewhat undeveloped and maybe laid down for a couple of years if you have that inclination it could start to show some real character. I've given it 4 stars because of the deal I had to buy more cheaply. 3 stars at its full price. Maybe there is still some on store shelves from earlier vintages? I wouldn't mind trying a different year.
Terrific value for money, was not expecting it to be so good! I will be buying more soon.
Wonderful Warming Red
One of my "Tesco Finest" favorites and I always try to get my hands on a case when it's on offer. Great full bodied red that goes well with any rich beef or lamb dish.
If you are fun of Chateauneuf du Pape wines then this is the one to try. Med-full bodied, raspberry jam, soft tannins and even though alcohol levels are high it still seems very well balanced. Very Good. To pair with venison or game.
very fond of southern french wine and this ticks the box for me
Perfect for a winter's day
Smooth and full bodied it matched well with a beef stew.
Nice full bodied
Smooth and full, very nice with the hare. Still has some tannin so can keep for while.