Hominis Fides is our most profound wine, the most complex with the most unpredictable
future. The character of the sand if of high definition, which always give a lot of
finesse. More concentrated but less charming than 2007 for instance, it will be interesting
to compare the two vintages later, in a few years. We cherish the vines of
Hominis Fides. Just like an old person, they give back what they are being given. 90%
of the quality comes from this every day work.
This wine contains notes of raspberry, ancient roses, almond, violet.
"Very intense, showing terrific cut thanks to racy, thoroughly embedded acidity that drives through the massive core of roasted plum, fig, black currant and sage flavors. The finish lets mesquite and black tea notes weave in, without losing any drive. Seriously packed for the cellar. Best from 2012 through 2023. 200 cases made."
"The 2009 Gigondas Hominis Fides 100% Grenache from sandy and limestone soils aged 12 months in small barrels (30% new, 40% one-year-old and 30% two to three-years old) possesses slightly sweeter tannin but is not as massive or concentrated as the traditional cuvee. Rich and medium to full-bodied, with lots of minerality, red and black fruit, crushed rock and floral notes, this wine should be drinkable upon release, and evolve for a decade or more.
The Wine Advocate
"Opaque ruby. Hypnotic bouquet of red and dark berry preserves, incense and lavender, with intense star anise and mineral qualities adding vivacity. Deep, energetic and pure, with outstanding focus to its spice- and floral-accented raspberry and mulberry flavors. Tannins build slowly on the finish, which hangs on with noteworthy tenacity and sweetness. "
International Wine Cellar