Another delicious Rhone wine from the solid 2010 vintage. The Domaine la Roubine Gigondas 2010 is a blend of 65% Grenache, 15% Mourvedre, 10% Cinsault and 10% Syrah. Dark ruby purple colour, youthful floral nose with aromas of blackberry jam, stewed plum, sweet spice and earthy oak staves. Still young, this medium+ bodied wine has fruity acidity, and a moderate level of chewey tannins. Ripe joocey blackberry, mulberry and red plum flavours. Nice clean finish. Drink now – 2020. 90/100. This would be nice with some char-grilled chicken with a beetroot and fetta salad.
I got a couple on the cheap off Langton’s but you can find these for $50 from PWS.
For an exploration of the region, check out the Roubine Vacqueyras 2010 which retails for $40.