Vinous Gigondas Le Pas de L’Aigle 2021 

Brilliant ruby. The expressive nose initially offers fresh red fruits and potpourri notes, which are complicated by exotic spice and incense hints. Deep but energetic, the sappy, appealingly sweet raspberry and cherry flavors tighten up through the back half. Silky tannins shape a strikingly long, pliant finish that leaves behind suave spicecake and lavender pastille notes.