This is always one of the top Gigondas of the vintage. 2013 was, however, a below average vintage. This is still an outstanding vintage but this wine is expensive for Gigondas. Purple in color, ruby at the rim. The nose is tight but opens to show earthy black raspberries with a bit of smoke. On the palate, this is medium bodied. Nice mouthfeel. Slightly bitter (not in a bad way) cherries with black cherries over char. Slight tannins. Moderate finish. This is tight and may still improve a bit. It should drink well for the next seven to ten years. This will work better with food. Braised ribs should be a good match.
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