A superb medium to full bodied, rich, ripe Gigondas from this historic estate founded by Eugene Raspail who even hd a boulevard named after him (boulevard Raspail). The wine is now made by the highly talented Christian Meffre.
Colour: the wine is very deep purple, almost black in the glass
Nose had a nice freshness to it, in part because the wine is fairly young but also because the 2009 vintage is such a stand out.
Palate: this Gigondas has subtle earthiness and a hint of pepper. it's not too heavy, lots of dark fruit and plum flavours; a chalky pepper on the finish. Fantastically well-balanced wine.
Gigondas is locetad in the Rhone Village in France and is highly reputed for its wines from Roman times. The best wines just like this one are remarkably similar to good Chateauneuf-du-Pape, and like them, made from the Grenache grape with Syrah and Mourvedre grapes.
Chateau Raspail Gigondas was made from 60% Grenache 30% Syrah and 10%Mourvedre grapes.
This wine goes very well with robust dishes as beef stroganoff, stews or even spare ribs. Also fantastic with hard cheeses.