Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Perrin & Fils Gigondas La Gille 2005 Wine Review (NW)

Tasting notes:

Perfumed nose of cherry, rose blossom, plum sauce, charcoal, and spice

Plush texture on the palate
Long finish of wild berries, black currant, cocoa, and tar

No kidding- this wine has a lot going on! While a precise description of all the layers might be elusive, there's clearly nice depth here. I'd summarize this wine by saying there's a bright fruit and floral quality that is offset by a dark, smoky quality. Amazing combination!

Great Southern Rhone wines can pull this off. Grab a bottle of Chateauneuf-du-Pape or Gigondas. Gigondas is simply another classified area near Chateauneuf that is considered a kissing cousin at lower prices. I paid $22 for this wine, which is the equivalent of stealing. A Chateauneuf of this caliber is $50 or more. I believe Wine Spectator awarded 93 points here. Raise a glass!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

We agree heartily with the original post. An amazing wine, with many layers, complexity, long finish and wonderful nose. Difficult to find here in PA, but well worth the effort.