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2017 Tardieu Laurent Old Vine Gigondas

2017 Tardieu Laurent Old Vine Gigondas

93 Points Antonio Galloni's Vinous
2017 Tardieu Laurent Old Vine Gigondas
93 Points Antonio Galloni's Vinous

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An intense and explosive Gigondas from the stars at Tardieu Laurent. Minerally black fruits along with delicate florals and spice are packed into a vibrant and open, juicy Gigondas with lots of early appeal as well as a good life ahead in cellar. From Grenache vines of up to more than 100 years old, this stunning wine offers real depth as well as classical sophistication.

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$54.99 in mixed 6+ or $61.99 per bottle

Overview

Grape

80% Grenache (60 to over 100 years old), 10% Mourvèdre (60 to over 100 years old), 10% Syrah (over 40 years old)

Its Origins

Domaine Tardieu-Laurent was established in 1994. It is a partnership between Dominique Laurent, a former pattisier (and with the girth to go with it) and one of the hottest names in Burgundy, and Michel Tardieu, a dynamic young winemaker. Tardieu-Laurent is an extremely unusual operation in that they are a négociant only, buying young wines from growers all over the Rhône, which they mature and blend before bottling. They own no vineyards and don't buy grapes, only wine. Tardieu-Laurent is very much an "artisan" producer, making between half a dozen and 20 or so barrels of each wine. The majority of the wines are from the southern Rhône although superb cuvees of Cote Rôtie and Hermitage are also produced. The wines are all aged in small oak casks (often 100% new) and bottled with no fining nor filtration. Michel Tardieu proclaims himself as a confirmed terroirist, insisting that his aim with each appellation is to express powerfully the fruit and sense of place, never masking these factors with wood.

What The Critics Say

91-93/100 Parker's Wine Advocate,

"The impressive 2017 Gigondas Vieilles Vignes is 90% Grenache, sourced from up in the Dentelles above the village. It's lifted and floral on the nose, backing those notes with mixed cherries. Full-bodied, rich and velvety, it's a touch open-knit, with hints of orange zest on the long finish. Drink it over the next 7-8 years." Drink 2019 - 2027

18/20 Guide Bettane et Desseauve des vins de France

"The impressive 2017 Gigondas Vieilles Vignes is 90% Grenache, sourced from up in the Dentelles above the village. It's lifted and floral on the nose, backing those notes with mixed cherries. Full-bodied, rich and velvety, it's a touch open-knit, with hints of orange zest on the long finish. Drink it over the next 7-8 years."

17/20 Jancis Robinson

"Mid crimson. Rich, floral nose with quite a cocktail of different elements. Very open and juicy on the palate with none of the dry tannins of some of its stablemates. The rosy side of Grenache much in evidence here. Very pretty indeed… Not that you’d want to sip this as an aperitif but it is delightfully accessible. 80% Grenache (60 to over 100 years old), 10% Syrah (over 40 years old), 10% Mourvèdre (60 to over 100 years old). One-third destemmed. Fruit from: La Boussière, Les Garrigues, Les Dentelles and Saint Gayan. 10 months in one- and two-year-old barrels plus another 12 months in foudres (Tronçais and Allier)." Drink 2020 - 2030

Stats & Food Matching

  • Variety

    Grenache Syrah Mourvedre Blend

  • Colour

    Red

  • Region

    Rhone Valley

  • Closure

    Cork

  • Volume

    750ml

  • Alcohol

    14.50%

  • Maturity

    2019 - 2030

This Wine Goes Well With

with BEEF
with GAME
with LAMB

Taste

4

Delivery & Returns

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If for any reason you are not entirely happy with your order or you suspect that they may be affected by a quality issue, please do not hesitate to contact us and we will remedy the problem straight away. Contact us on 0800 422 767.

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