Gigondas Romane-Machotte 2016

Notes of ripe cherries, bay leaf, peppercorns and dried earth emerge from the 2016 Gigondas Romane Machotte, and this medium to full-bodied, concentrated 2016 has terrific purity and ripe, yet certainly present, tannin. This cuvee is 80% Grenache and 20% Syrah, aged in foudre and barrels, and it’s always an impressive, well-made, thoroughly enjoyable Gigondas, and this 2016 appears to be no exception.