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A beauty boasting killer! Santa Duc Gigondas Vintage 2015 tasted by Jeb Dunnuck

The 2015 Gigondas Aux Lieux Dits (75% Grenache, 10% each of Syrah and Mourvèdre, and 5% Cinsault) offers classic notes of garrigue, ripe cherry and strawberry fruits, and lavender to go with a medium-bodied, elegant, Burgundian-like texture. Drink it on release and over the following decade.

The 2015 Gigondas Clos Derrière Vieille (80% Grenache and 10% each of Syrah and Mourvèdre) comes from the wall vineyard located just beside the village. It offers terrific notes of dusty earth, dried cherries and herbes de Provence, medium to full-bodied richness, silky tannin and a beautiful texture. Like the other 2015s, it’s going to drink nicely for 10-15 years.

Lastly, the 2015 Gigondas Hautes Garrigues (60/40 Grenache and Mourvèdre) is a beauty boasting killer: Notes of dark fruits, crushed rocks, pepper, garrigue and scorched earth. This seriously good 2015 has building richness, a stacked mid-palate and a huge finish, all suggesting short-term cellaring will be your friend. It will keep for two decades or more.

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