91. Also seriously impressive, the 2014 Gigondas Terrasses de Diable is another elegant, medium-bodied and impeccably balanced effort from this estate. And while I consider 2014 a difficult vintage for Gigondas, it was interesting to hear Daniel Brunier comment that this was his favorite vintage. Coming from more limestone and clay soils further up in the Dentelles, it offers outstanding notes of black cherries, framboise, garrigue and Asian spice, solid mid-palate depth, fine tannin and a lengthy finish. It too has the class to evolve for a decade.
(91-93) : Deep ruby. Black raspberry, cherry compote and garrigue on the powerfully scented nose. Sweet and expansive on the palate, offering vibrant red and blue fruit flavors and a subtle hint of candied licorice that gains strengh with air. Finishes on a smoky red berry note, with impressive thrust and smooth, even tannins that fold into the wine’s juicy fruit.