Domaine des Espiers
Young Philippe Cartoux fashions very complex wine from his family domaine in Gigondas making complex wines with pure fruit and elegance. The Cotes du Rhone is one of the best we have tasted and is superb value for money. The Sablet offers a little more complexity and richness, and the Gigondas Tradition is made without the use of oak and retains its aroma of 'garrigue'. The top wine of the domaine is the Cuvee des Blaches which is stunning and can compete with the best Chateauneufs on quality and ageworthiness.