Rhône Valley, France
A step up over the Vacqueyras, the 2012 Gigondas is a knockout effort that does everything right. Loaded with classic Gigondas spice, leather, garrigue and black cherry fruit, this elegant, medium to full-bodied effort has building tannin, loads of mid-palate depth and a big finish. It has the fruit and texture to drink brilliantly today, but will age easily for a decade or more.
95 Points. Wine Advocate