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The 2012 Font-Sane, Cuvee Tradition is a killer value in traditional Gigondas


The 2012 Domaine de Font-Sane, Cuvee Tradition, Gigondas is my kind of wine from Gigondas.  It is substantive and structured without smacking of new oak, it reveals complexity with air, and is priced within budget. Buy many bottles because it is enjoyable in youth and will age for more than a decade.  This wine is available at MacArthur Beverages.

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2012 Domaine de Font-Sane, Cuvee Tradition, Gigondas – $22
Imported by Simon N’ Cellars.  This wine is a blend of 72% Grenache, 23% Syrah, 3% Mourvedre, and 2% Cinsault that was aged for 8 months in oak casks.  Alcohol 15%.  There are black and red fruit aromas on the nose with deep hints of complexity.  In the mouth the savory fruit mixes with licorice and dry tannins but still has a coating of some fat.  With air the flavors become herbaceous and floral with good bright and ripe structure, and some ripe leather.  This traditional Gigondas is lovely to drink, sports good weight, and develops well with air.  Right-on.  ***(*) Now – 2030.

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