Gold Medal – International Wine & Spirits Competition 2018
60% Grenache, 25% Syrah, 15% Mourvedre, 10% Cinsault
Nearly dense very dark garnet with purple rim. The warm, generous aroma displays mature black cherry with a suggestion of jam and spice. In the mouth, this Gigondas is far more restrained and less expressive at this stage. The moderately full taste is not dense and offers underlying ripe black cherry matched by notable acidity and ripe tannin which come up at the conclusion. This Gigondas combines ripe fruit qualities with the tension from limestone soils.
Château du Trignon has for over a century been one of the Southern Rhône Valley’s most respected wine estates. With considerable holdings in Gigondas, Rasteau, Sablet and other premier Côtes-du-Rhône locales, five successive generations of the Roux family firmly established Château du Trignon as a first rate purveyor of powerful, structured red wines. And since its purchase in 2007 by the Quiot family of Domaine du Vieux Lazaret and Châteauneuf-du- Pape fame, Château du Trignon has become equally adept at producing compelling white wines, most notably the estate’s Côtes-du-Rhône Blanc made from 100% Roussanne.
92/100 James Suckling (2015 Vintage)
"A very rich palate that offers dark berries and a wealth of ripe, plush, blue-plum and blueberry flavours. The palate has a juicy, sumptuous feel and a rich, suave tannin build."
90-92/100 Vinous (2015 Vintage)
"Brilliant violet. Ripe dark berries and pungent flowers on the expansive, spice-accented nose. Juicy and seamless in texture, offering appealingly sweet black raspberry and cherry liqueur flavors that flesh out and take a darker turn with air. Shows a lively mineral note on the gently tannic finish, which leaves a sweet boysenberry note behind."
92/100 Robert Parker's Wine Advocate (2015 Vintage)
"Trignon's Gigondas excel in warm vintages, so the 2015 Gigondas is a nobrainer, offering attractive notes of earth and dried spices layered over cherry fruit and a hint of garrigue. It's full bodied and velvety but remains fresh through the long, open-knit finish."