Jeb Dunnuck Gigondas Le Pas De L’Aigle 2017

The flagship from this solid estate is the 2017 Gigondas Le Pas De L’Aigle and it checks in as 90% Grenache and 10% Syrah that sees a longer elevage in tank followed by a year in bottle before release. Revealing a more medium ruby color that’s slightly translucent, it has a terrific, classic 2017 bouquet of spiced red fruits, Provençal garrigue, ground pepper, and loamy soil, with a terrific sense of limestone induced minerality that comes through with time in the glass. Hitting the palate with medium to full-bodied richness, it has beautiful overall balance, plenty of mid-palate depth, and enough tannins to warrant another 2-3 years of bottle age. It’s beautifully done and just a Provençal, satisfying, already complex, Gigondas that’s going to evolve for 10-15 years.