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2016 Domaine Brusset Gigondas 'Secrets de Montmirail'
Single Bottles (75cl) @ £45.00
Cases (12 bottles) @ £540.00
Cases IN BOND(12 bottles) @ £420.00
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Tasting Notes:
Intense, mouth filling but still stylish and elegant wine from the highest parcel of Brusset's vines (indeed, any Gigondas producer's vines) in the heights of the Dentelles de Montmirail, a stunning rock formation which looks like jagged teeth (although 'Dentelles' actually means lacework) just outside the village. Black fruits take the edge over the reds and there is a touch of vanilla spice from the barrels. Good lift from the acidity. Simply (or not so simply) delicious.
Drinking Dates:
2020 to 2030+
Syrah and Grenache
18 month elevage in 80% in concrete and 20% in older barrels.
Critic Reviews:
'Brusset's top wine is the 2016 Gigondas Les Secrets de Montmirail, a 60-40 blend of Grenache and Syrah from just three small terraces high in the Dentelles, with the Syrah component aged in wood. It's cedary and vanilla-scented, but those qualities are matched by concentrated black cherries. Full-bodied, plush and loaded with soft tannins, it picks up lovely notes of baking spices, cracked pepper and licorice on the long finish. Ideally, give this a couple of years in the cellar. Some might consider this too modern or international, but it's just so darn delicious' 95/100 (Joe Czerwinski, Wine Advocate)

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