Domaine des Bosquets Gigondas Le Lieu Dit 2009

Rhone Red Blends from Gigondas, Rhone, France

$58.00 $45.99
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Item No. 122238
  • red wine
  • WS94
  • RP93
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Winemaker's Notes

This debut 2009 Lieu Dit bottling was a head-turner. The color is an almost black deep garnet color. A captivating nose of great purity of fruit, bursting with cocoa. In the mouth, Lieu Dit has a solid structure, finesse, and concentration. A remarkable wine.

Critical Acclaim

"s modern-style red nearly gushes with velvety plum, anise, blackberry cobbler and cassis flavors, but stays focused and defined, showing toasty spice, violet and mocha notes to frame the lengthy finish. A peacock display of fruit, with the length and precision to back it up."
94 Points

"he fascinating 2009 Gigondas Le Lieu-Dit, which comes from a 5 acre parcel planted with 95% Grenache and 5% Syrah, is aged in older small barrels. This superb wine is a candidate for Gigondas of the vintage. Its dense ruby/purple hue is accompanied by cascading, fragrant notes of blueberries, blackberries and black cherry liqueur. Voluptuously textured, full-bodied, complex and hedonistic, this terrific, full-throttle Gigondas can be enjoyed over the next 10-15 years. Don’t miss it!"
93 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 Rhone Red Blends

The Rhone region of France has a delightful selection of red varieties. There are 22 grapes allowed in the Rhone AOC, about half of them red. Most of these varieties are used as secondary blending partners, often comprising less than 10% of the blend. The primary red players of Rhone blends are Syrah, Grenache and Mourvedre. Most wines from the Southern Rhone use Grenache as their...

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