2018 Arnoux & Fils Vieux Clocher Gigondas Nobles Terrasses

Year: 2018
Appellation: Rhone
Country: France
Wine Advocate: 89-91
Vinous Media: 89-91
Jeb Dunnuck: 87-89
Red Wine
Alcohol by Volume: 14.5%
Price :

"Firm, with a dry, dusty finish, the 2018 Gigondas Vieux Clocher Nobles Terrasses looks to need another few years. It's medium to full-bodied, with bold pepper and cherry flavors alongside ample extraction and chewy tannins." (WA)

"Bright magenta. Deep-pitched cherry and blackberry aromas pick up licorice and succulent herb nuances with air. Broad and fleshy in style, offering concentrated dark fruit flavors that slowly tighten up on the back half. Finishes long and smoky, with mounting tannins adding closing grip." (VM)

"The 2018 Gigondas Vieux Clocher Nobles Terrasses is an earthy, chewy wine that has loads of fruit, some earthy garrigue, and present, ripe tannins. Based on 65% Grenache, 20% Syrah, 15% Mourvèdre, drink it over the coming 4-6 years." (JD)

Winery Notes:
65% Grenache, 20% Syrah and 15% Mourvedre that undergoes partial destemming, and is aged in wood foudres.