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 SON in the sense that it is wild and full bodied, it showcases the soul of La Roubine with aplomb and offers a glimpse of what Gigondas wines are about. The Sablet vineyard area is sure to grow in importance over the next few years. THE WINE starts off with piercing, upfront black and red fruits on the nose, but these are immediately joined by the brush and herby terroir as well as a good whack of black pepper. The mouthfeel is big and luxurious but not over the top. This wine has become much more sauve and savoury in the last 10 years but it is the ultimate crowd pleaser. The masses will enjoy its character, the wine geeks will enjoy its soul. STSWine