Drink Rhône Gigondas Romane Machotte 2019

dark red; the bouquet has a loose ease about it, offers airs of nettles, herbs, dusty trails, with a little fine tuned black berry fruit, suggests its altitude in its still rather spare delivery. The palate is also fibrous, direct, carries vegetal connections with a crisp fruit that has verve and carries well. It’s a linear Gigondas, one that will benefit from time, and can most certainly come together successfully – that is how things should be. Menthol on the aftertaste is preceded by salty moments, all good and local, and it will gradually fill out its flanks over time. It’s a long term play. From 2024, decant it.