Winemaker: For many years our pick from Gigondas (as well as Robert Parker’s and Jancis Robinson’s) has been the Domaine les Goubert. The always-excellent wines are even more refined since the family’s daughter Florence took over the winemaking a few years ago.
Appellation: Gigondas as always been our favorite well-priced alternative to Châteauneuf-du-Pape. It provides intense, mouthfilling wines full of character and vibrancy. As Vinous reviewer Josh Raynolds put it recently, “in the context of the world’s best wines, almost every Gigondas delivers solid and even remarkable value.”
Wine: We’ve restocked on a few cases of back vintage Goubert from our offsite warehouse. This 2014 is beautiful and subtle today. The nose is dark and spiced, with elegant notes of raspberry, strawberry jam, lavender, and garrigue. The fruits in the mouth have softened and dried a bit, leaving gorgeous earthy notes alongside minerals and spices.
Raynolds awarded 91 points, finding “intense raspberry, cherry, and floral pastille flavors that caress the palate. At 13.5% alcohol, this delivers the intensity and complexity of southern Rhône wines, without an ounce of weightiness. This is a drink-now beauty for your cellar’s shoulder season.
Goubert Gigondas 2014
bottle price: $28
ALSO AVAILABLE IN MAGNUMS: $52/bot
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