DrinkRhône Gigondas Le Pas de l’Aigle 2020  

full red robe; the nose carries grilling, an air of pork scratchings, herbal touches, cold tea leaves, is reserved for now. The palate carries discreet spicing, is upright in shape, influenced by its oak, the red cherry fruit inside clear enough. It has both feet in the cellar, will require time to soft and appeal. The fruit can move forward, has enough depth and flow to achieve that. It’s a modern, svelte sort of Gigondas, a little arm’s length in feel.