As much as I love the innovative and forward styles of New World GSM blends (Grenache/Syrah/Mourvedre), I’m equally drawn to the complexity, depth and character found in Old World GSM blends, which originated in the Rhone region in Southern France as early as 600BC.  With trials and tribulations that spanning hundreds of years, many of the best wines in the Old World give you that feeling of antiquity and historical relevance when you taste them.  That feeling rushed over me the moment I tasted Lavau’s 2014 Gigondas.  After all the family has been making wine for in the Rhone Valley for 5 generations…  At $29.99/btl this is a wonderful introduction into the magic of Gigondas.

The 2014 Lavau combines 50% Grenache, 40% Syrah and 10% Mourvedre co-fermented and aged in French Oak and vats for a full year before bottling.  Many consider Gigondas to be the little brother to Chateauneuf-du-Pape, and the wines offer incredible value.  I highly recommend a case of Lavau.

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Youthful violet. Aromas of fresh black and blue fruits are complemented by suggestions of peppery spices and pungent flowers. Sweet and open-knit, offering jammy blueberry and cherry compote flavors that tighten up slowly in the glass. Finishes smoky and long, with harmonious tannins coming in late.
90 Points
A ripe, polished style, with rounded raspberry, blackberry and boysenberry confiture flavors that stay fresh and focused, picking up light violet, lavender and anise notes through the finish. Drink now through 2024.” 90 Points