Red Wine /// G.S.M. // Southern Rhone / France
La Roubine is a deeply personal producer for me. I have tried nearly every vintage they have ever produced. They make incredible satisfying Southern Rhone, Grenache-led wines brimming with intensity. They are moorish, plush & concentrated.
...IT IS THE FATHER in the sense it is very much the big dog. It brings refinement to the power that the Sablet offers and adds layers of charcter and flavour. This wine offers richness, structure, depth and balance. THE WINE also builds on the layered Vacqueyras. A thunderstorm of black fruits and buzzy energy from the acidity on entry is underpinned by generous fragrance that offers up primary fruit flavour and somehow some meatiness as well as brush and herbs. If you like your wines heavy on fruit and flavour this is for you, but it is a poised expression.It is highly structured but even more balanced. Decant before consumption and drink it when it is out and proud. This is Gigondas at its inimitable best. STSWine