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Famille Perrin La Gille 2014 Wine Review

Famille Perrin La Gille 2014

Famille Perrin La Gille 2014

Gigondas, Rhône A.C., France

Community Score:92/100

Community Reviews: 2

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Price: $29.95

Drink: 2017-2025

Bottle size: 750 ml

Alcohol: 14.5%

Sweetness: Extra Dry

Wine Type: Red Wine


Winery: Famille Perrin

Agent: Charton Hobbs Inc

More Vintages: 2012  2010 

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Full-bodied, savoury and delicious! Aromas of cedar, wild black cherry and forest floor. A classic French red wine for hedonists. Polished tannins, excellent length, depth and breadth of flavour. Great replays on the palate. This is a traditional blend of Rhone Valley grapes, including Syrah, Grenache and Mourvèdre. Pair with lamb and rosemary. MINE: The Gigondas region benefits from cooling winds from the Dentelles de Montmirail. The Grenache grapes grow slowly in the sandy soils, ripening to great complexity. This is a French red wine blend of 90% Grenache and 10% Syrah grapes that were sourced from several different vineyards. The 2012 vintage of the Gigondas La Gille dark fruit and cedar smoke. OTHER: Heather Wall - CS; WSET Advanced rated this wine as 91/100 with the following review: The Gigondas appellation of the Southern Rhone offers excellent wines for exceptional value; often similar in style to CdP but more pocket friendly. This is a typical blend of Rhone red varietals - Grenache, Syrah and Mourvedre- and permitted grapes in CdP as well. Deep ruby in colour with some nice legs showing extraction. Aromas and flavours of black cherry, blackberries, vanilla, dried herbs, earth, leather, baking spices, pepper, fig, mocha with a rich mouthfeel. The tannins are softening and acidity is bright and cleansing. It's drinking nicely now but there's potential for cellaring. Great value for the $30 price tag. Pair with finer cuts of red meat or game. tasted: April 2015. OTHER: The 2014 Gigondas la Gille comes almost all from estate fruit (there's some very old vine fruit from Franck Alexandre), and comes all from sandy soils, vinified with a more gentle extraction than the Beaucastel releases. From a difficult vintage, it's a smokin' wine that offers elegant, perfumed notes of kirsch, bouquet garni and black cherries on the nose. These give way to a medium-bodied, supple, seamless Gigondas that has more upfront charm and character than most in the vintage. While I doubt it will make old bones, it will certainly evolve nicely on its overall balance and harmony. Drink Date: 2016-2024. Score - 90 (Jeb Dunnuck, robertparker.com, March 3, 2016). - Community Wine Reviews
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