Chateau Gigognan "Vigne Du Regent" 2004 wine review by (PB)
Mature garnet hue with pronounced bouquet of rustic cherry and crazy olive but this was upon opening.
After 4 hours of breathing this wine opens to a really nice Chateau Neuf Du Pape with a delicious palate that is complex and warm, rich and textured berry with rustic cherry and a touch of smoke on the finish. A couple reviews I read were not impressed with this wine however it may very well have been that they either did not let it get a few years going for it or opened it without sufficient breathing. This wine needed several hours to open.
This was the first wine we opened for our "roast beast" on Christmas day of standing rib roast.
Expect to pay $40 for it and its well worth it.
Raise a glass to beautiful Rhone wines that strut their stuff without killing your budget.