France → Côtes du Rhône-Villages
esbrown reviewed Chateau Gigognan Côtes du Rhône-Villages Bois des Maines 2003 on August 6, 2006
Light in color, with a cherry-red rim. The exact opposite on the nose as it is very dark, spicy, herbal and intense. Aromas of dark cherries, black fruits and a little bramble are tied into an intense old stone aroma. The palate holds a little high alcohol heat, but more dark fruits, vanilla and plenty of spice over a bed of chalk amd garrigue earthiness. Lots of grape tannins add to the texture, along with a little oakiness on the finish. Complex, intense and full of vigor.