Rhône 2019 – Gigondas

Alistair Cooper MW tasting Gigndas 2019 blind

Ali's reaction to his blind tasting of over 90 Gigondas 2019s at the appellation's headquarters in the pretty village below the Dentelles de Montmirail. See also this guide to our coverage of Rhône 2019.

In my specialised tastings in Gigondas and Vacqueyras I was surprised at how different the two were. Gigondas was the standout performer, with no shortage of excellent wines. The best showed superb purity of fruit and were packed with concentration. Most importantly they displayed a skilled lightness of touch in the cellar that helped create elegant wines respecting the high tannin potential in the grapes...