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The Gorgeous 2009 Raspail-Ay, Gigondas


I tend to understate things by nature.  This comes across in my posts from time to time including my post about the 2007 Domaine Raspail-Ay, Gigondas which you may find here.  The 2009 vintage follows with familial flavors of earth, dark fruit, and minerals.  Whereas I found the 2007 a bit heady the 2009 is expansive and persistant.  It is quite drinkable now after a few hours of air but make no doubt this is a young wine which needs several more years to reach its peak.
Buy several bottles so that you can drink one now and cellar the rest.  Both Jenn and I liked this wine.  This wine is available at MacArthur Beverages.

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2009 Domaine Raspail-Ay, Gigondas – $30
Imported by Michael Corso Selections. The wine is a blend of 80% Grenache, 15% Syrah, and 6% Mourvedre which is first aged in foudres then barrels for a total of 18-24 months.  Alcohol 15%. The light nose is of earthy red fruit.  In the mouth there is bright red fruit which is serious with chewy, fresh, and lifted black notes.  The fruit is beautiful and poised.  There are inkly black flavors in the finish, good depth, and a long aftertaste.  With air the aftertaste becomes expansive, gorgeous, and persistent.  The tannins are ripe, well-integrated, and mix with black minerals.  ***(*) Now-2027.

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  1. March 25, 2013 at 12:23 pm

    It’s also available from Tilley’s Wines info@tilleys-wines.com (not on their website) for those looking for it on the other side of the pond.

  1. March 20, 2013 at 9:19 am

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