Domaine du Gour de Chaulé & Domaine Lionnet – Josh Raynolds

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2015 Domaine du Gour de Chaulé Gigondas Cuvée Tradition
Brilliant ruby. A heady bouquet evokes ripe red and blue fruits, Indian spices and smoky minerals, along with a hint of candied lavender in the background. Deeply concentrated yet energetic black raspberry, boysenberry and spicecake flavors unfold slowly, picking up a licorice quality that expands on the back half. Shows excellent clarity and mineral cut on a sweet, seamless finish shaped by smooth tannins.

2014 Domaine du Gour de Chaulé Gigondas Cuvée Tradition
Vivid ruby-red. Intense cherry, raspberry and lavender aromas show excellent clarity and a hint of white pepper. Sweet and fleshy on the palate, offering expansive red fruit and spicecake flavors and a subtle touch of candied licorice. Closes sappy and impressively long, delivering solid punch and gentle tannins that build slowly. This wine is a standout in the vintage.
Drinking Window: 2021 – 2027

2014 Domaine Lionnet- Terre Brulée Cornas
Inky ruby. Mineral-accented black raspberry, violet and a hint of game on the high-toned nose. Takes a darker turn in the mouth, offering boysenberry and cherry flavors along with smoky bacon and cracked pepper nuances. Finishes sweet, smoky and very long, displaying repeating mineral and spice qualities and youthful tannic grip.
Drinking Window: 2020 – 2026

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