Grand Montmirail Gigondas Vieilles Vignes

"Well Worth Seeking Out:" 2020 Grand Montmirail Gigondas Vieilles Vignes

The Cheron family, of Domaine du Grand Montmirail fame, make one of the great Gigondas values on the planet. I'm here to tell you their 2020 is in top form, and this Grenache-led blend is plump, ripe, and generous. Jeb Dunnuck, who has a great Rhone palate, said it is "well worth seeking out." Wiser words have rarely been spoken :)

Vinous Media loved this one too, and the late Josh Raynolds rated this one 94 points. "Assertively perfumed aromas of Chambord, kirsch, potpourri and incense, with licorice and garrigue nuances building in the glass." If that doesn't get your mouth watering for a glass of this world-class Southern Rhone, I don't know what will...

Domaine du Grand Montmirail Gigondas Les Deux Juliette

2020 Grand Montmirail Gigondas 'Les Deux Juliettes' Vieilles Vignes

94 points Vinous Media, 93 points Jeb Dunnuck 

ORDER NOW in our online store. 

Let’s start with Dunnuck's glowing and very accurate review: "Coming from older vines and 60% Grenache, 30% Syrah, and 10% Mourvèdre, the 2020 Gigondas Vieilles Vignes is more medium-bodied and elegant, with a solid spine of acidity and ripe, polished tannins. Giving up lots of both red and black fruits as well as notes of Provençal garrigue, spice, and leather, this is well worth seeking out. It’s going to hit the ground running and keep for 15 years in cold cellars."

Not to be lazy, but here's the rest of Vinous Media's notes on the wine. They nailed it too! "Shows fine delineation and tension, on the palate, offering, alluringly sweet red/blue fruit and candied lavender flavors and an exotic spice flourish. This clings with real authority on the penetrating finish, featuring a resonating cherry note and round, well-judged tannins. Drink now through 2036."

I would love to add something, but Raynolds and Dunnuck hit all of the high notes. I will say this is quite giving and pleasure-bent Gigondas, and while it will certainly cellar, there's no real need to delay gratification. Furthermore, have you checked Gigondas prices lately? Finding a world-class version for less than $40 is becoming nearly impossible unless you buy this one. This is truly a world-class example at a wonderful price.

ORDER NOW in our online store. 

Josh Spurling
Owner, Operator, Wine Monger
Table Wine Asheville