Pierre Amadieu Grande Réserve Gigondas
2004 / 750 ml.
- SP Wine Spectator
- WE Wine Enthusiast
- OT Other Review Service
- RP Robert Parker’s The Wine Advocate
- ST Stephen Tanzer’s International Wine Cellar
- Gold Premier Gold - Best Value*
- Plat Premier Platinum - Our Highest Recommendation
- * as rated by our staff
91 pts. Stephen Tanzer’s International Wine Cellar: Jan/Feb 2007
Dark red. Intense Asian spices accent bright red fruit aromas, with a subtle lavender note emerging with aeration. Silky and precise, with bright red berry flavors, suave tannins and a gentle licorice quality. Finishes sweet and long.
88–90 pts. Robert Parker’s The Wine Advocate: February, 2006
The 2004 Gigondas Cuvee Grande Reserve (75% Grenache and 25% Syrah aged in one-third new oak and two-thirds foudres) possesses a deep ruby/purple color as well as a big, smoky, seaweed, Provencal herb, pepper, and black fruit-scented bouquet. It should drink well for 5–6 years.
From the hillsides (up to 400 meters!) at the bottom of the Dentelles de Montmirail, facing northwest and overhanging the village of Gigondas, hails this blend of Grenache (60%), Syrah (20%), and Mourvèdre (20%). The nose shows red fruits and spicy aromas, mint and oaky vanilla scents. The flavors of this wine are robust yet smooth, generous, with fine silky tannins combining with licorice and peppery sensations. The finish is long, with hints of smoke and vanilla. Very well balanced, it makes the perfect match to braised beef and potatoes.
Member Store Reviews
Another great Southern Rhone. We were charmed by the aromas of mixed berries, cherry, spice, cola, and a healthy dose of new oak. Luscious texture with plenty of tannin and concentration.