Gabriel Meffre Laurus Gigondas 2009

Rhone South Rhone-South
Rhone, France

$22.75 (163113)

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90 pts
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July 21, 2012

Critic Reviews (3)

Julian Hitner
Julian Hitner

The best vintage yet, the 2009 Laurus is a Gigondas of considerable complexity, layering, and power. Opaque ruby in...

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David Lawrason
David Lawrason

This young, dark and suave grenache-syrah based red has a soft, pure nose of plums and kirsch, with well harmonize...

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John Szabo, MS
John Szabo, MS

Rich, ripe, smoky, strongly marked by chocolate and vanilla on the nose. The palate is fullish, juicy, densely packed...

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Community Reviews (2)

Richard Strazds
Richard Strazds

This is a Grenache and Syrah blend. Not for the faint of heart, the first attack on your senses is the smell as you bring the glass to your face. Then the follow through with the spicy Syrah that hits so hard up your nose you have to cough. WOW! I'm buying this one again!

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Edward Rasiulis
Edward Rasiulis

Medium+ ruby in colour and a medium+ nose.

Selecting the correct wine glass is critical to getting the positives out of this wine. I sampled the wine in several different types of glasses and found it either lacking or hot due to the alcohol. The Sommelier Riedel Syrah glass was the perfect match.

Positives: The wine features cedar, lots of pepper and peppercorns, blackberry, bramble fruit, light tar, espresso, lavender, mushrooms and chalk. Medium+ body with medium+ tannins, good acidity and a good length.

Negatives: A little hot from the 14.5% alcohol.

Drink now on its own or cellar it for another 5 years. Pair it with Veal Marsala.

Tasted: 23 June 13

Score: 8.5+/10, Value: 8.5/10 (Clearance: 9/10)

Out of 5 stars, I rated this wine: 3.5+

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