"The old vines cuvee is the 2016 Gigondas Les Racines and comes from the oldest vines of the estate located around the domaine. The soils here lie around 200-300 feet in elevation and are a mix of broken limestone and clay, and the resulting wine is always blacker fruited, dense, and concentrated.Blackcurrants,blackolives,exoticspices,andcrushedrocknotes all flow to apowerful,concentrated,tannicGigondas that has remarkablepurityandelegance.It shows thebalanceandfreshness,as well as richness, that makes this vintage socompelling,and while it needs 2-3 years of bottle age, it's aprofound,sensationallycomplex,layeredwine readers shouldn't miss!"
- 96 Points, Jeb Dunnuck
"Verycompleteandcomplexwine that hasintensityandelegance.Raspberryandrose-likeperfume, this has a long,red-fruitcore withdarkspiceswrapped deep into the heart of the palate. Detailed texture, the noble, long tannins cloaked in wild,redplumsandberries.Terrificfreshnesshere. Wow. Drink or hold."
- 96 Points, James Suckling
"The 2016 Gigondas Les Racines was in its foudres at the time of my visit, but I still think it is the equal of the Brunier family's Châteauneufs.Full-bodiedandrichbutsilkyand almostlacyin texture, it marriesraspberriesandapricotswithlovelyherbalnuances and alingeringfinish.It's a tremendous Gigondas, made from 75-year-old vines (80% Grenache)."