Dom. du Pesquier Gigondas 2005

Grenache from Gigondas, Rhone, France

Item No. 94149
  • red wine
  • RP91
Ratings Pedigree:
  • 2007
  • WS91
  • RP91
  • ST90
  • 1998
  • WS91
  • ST90

Winemaker's Notes

"While the 2004 Gigondas was unimpressive, the 2005 Gigondas boasts a dense ruby/purple hue along with excellent ripeness, hints of crushed rocks, acacia flowers, blueberries, raspberries, and a distinctive earthy component. Medium to full-bodied with moderate tannin as well as good acidity, it should drink well for 10-12 years."
Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate
Barrel Sample: 88-91 Points

Learn About Gigondas

(jhee-gon-dahs) The muscleman of the Southern Rhone, Gigondas is situated right under the rugged, rocky range of the Dentelles de Montmirail - a sign of the rustic, edgy flavor found in wines from the area. The region, once a Cotes-du-Rhone village, earned its own appellation in 1971. Producing reds and roses, Gigondas creates top quality reds sometimes rivaling its...

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Learn About Grenache

Grenache (greh-NAASH) Sun-Worshiper This sun-worshiping grape gets ripe and loves hot, dry weather. Popular in Spain (called Garnacha), Australia and the southern Rhone region of France, Grenache is the primary grape in regions such as Chateauneuf-du-Pape, Tavel, and Priorat. It's often tamed by less fleshy, more structured grapes like Syrah...

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