Chateau du Trignon Gigondas 2004

Chateau du Trignon Gigondas 2004

A big nose. Meaty and earthy, black fruits, new leather with a touch acetone. The palate showed black liquorice, black fruits, strong minerals, chewy tannins and some slippery cinnamon spice. Still very young. With time, the nose went a big varnishy and the palate started to show some brandy spirit. Declared to be 15% abv, but I reckon it’s boozier than that. In fact, it knocked my socks off last night and I still haven’t found them. Tastes like a Grenache with a fair dose of Mourvedre and a touch of rocket fuel. Some won’t mind the kick though of course.

Rated : 84 Points
Tasted : Sep09
Alcohol : 15%
Price : $35
Closure : Cork
Drink : 2009-2011
Source : Cellar

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2 Responses to Chateau du Trignon Gigondas 2004

  1. wizz says:

    I had this about a year ago, thought it was a big wine that was nice but no more. Sounds like it has deteriorated a little since then. Better drink up.
    Have you found many (any?) reasonably priced Southern Rhones that take a few years bottle age?



  2. simm says:

    Sounds terrible. 🙁

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