Gigondas Le Pas de l’Aigle 2017

The flagship from Amadieu is the 2017 Gigondas Le Pas De L’Aigle, which is 90% Grenache and 10% Syrah sourced from a higher elevation (400 meters), northwest facing parcel of 65-yearold vines. It’s aged two years in cask and held for a year in bottle before release. Deep purple colored, with a ripe, forward bouquet of blackberries, smoked earth, and cedary spice, this beauty has considerable elegance, medium to full body, fine tannins, and a great finish.