Domaine de Longue Toque Gigondas Meffre 2016 - 750ml

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93pts Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate

The 2016 Gigondas Hommage a Gabriel Meffre is a bona fide beauty. Almost all Grenache (it does include 2% Syrah), it shows wonderfully subtle oak influence; toasted almond notes accent raspberry and stone fruit in this full-bodied, supple and utterly charming wine. With its silky finish, it's approachable now but should drink well through 2030.

 

93pts Wine Enthusiast

Whispers of toast, smoked garrigue and earth juxtapose luscious black cherry and plum in this potent red. Made from 98% Grenache with just a splash of Syrah, it's rich and velvety on the palate but has a spicy kick and touch of minerality that lend balance. Finishes long on firm but chalky tannins. Ready now but should hold nicely through 2026.

 

 

Winemaker's Notes:

A deep purple/ruby color is followed by sensational notes of black raspberries, toasted spice, crushed flowers, and hints of barrique. Seamless, full-bodied, and layered on the palate, it never puts a foot wrong, has a great mid-palate, ripe tannins, and is easily the finest vintage of this cuvée to date. In short, it's a blockbuster that readers should snatch up!" Jeb Dunnuck - September 2018

 

Blend: 65% Grenache - 26% Syrah - 9% Mourvèdre