17. Cask sample. Very appealing and vibrant nose, which is packed full of drack fruit, thyme and herbal notes. A rich, dense, compact palate with lavender, garrigue and firm but succulent tannins – lovely extraction. Liquorice and leather on the textured finish. Plush and structure.
Drink 2025 – 2033
93-95. From older vines around the estate, the 2022 Gigondas Racines is 85% Grenache and balance Syrah and Cinsault, aged two years in foudre. It’s similarly ruby-hued and reveals slightly darker aromatics of black cherries, black licorice, peppery garrigue, an crushed stone. Richer and full-bodied, with slightly more volume compared to the Diable, as well as building tannins, it’s going to need 2-4 years of bottle age.