Vinous 92 points - Vibrant ruby. Red berry compote, cherry and potpourri on the intensely perfumed nose. Pliant, palate-staining red fruit flavors take on weight with air and are lifted by juicy acidity and a spicy nuance. Packs a serious punch but comes off elegant and precise, finishing sweet, seamless and very long.
Wine Advocate 88 points - The 2010 Gigondas La Gille has a dense ruby/purple color and sweet cassis notes intermixed with crushed chalk and acacia flower. It is dense, full-bodied, textured and impressive. (Oct 2012)
Wine Spectator 92 points - Juicy and well-built, with a solid core of black and red currant fruit wrapped with anise, graphite and smoldering black tea leaf hints. Nicely packed, but stays racy through the finish. Rock-solid. Drink now through 2020.óJ.M. (Aug 8 2012)
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(WA92) A 2,500-case blend of 80% Grenache and 20% Syrah grown in sandy soils, it exhibits sweet tannins, beautifully rich black raspberry and black cherry fruit intermixed with unmistakable minerality, and full body. It was obviously harvested at full phenolic maturity, and should age nicely for 10-15+ years.