Color: deep and velvety ruby colorNose: ripe red fruits, violet, licorice, mineral.Mouth: Tannins are present but not aggressive.With its specific aromas of violet and licorice, its finesse and elegance, this wine is a “civilized” version of Gigondas.
94-97/100"Another prodigious Gigondas who's only problem is that there's not enough of it, the 2012 Gigondas Clos des Tourelles (95% Grenache and 5% Syrah) comes from a vineyard just outside of the village. Slightly darker in character than the Vieilles Vignes, it boasts awesome aromatics of cassis, toasted spice, licorice, ground herbs and massive minerality.This is followed by a medium to full-bodied, rich and concentrated Gigondas that has beautiful tannin structure, notable freshness and building richness that comes through on the finish. Rich and textured, as well as elegant, it's a rock-star 2012 that will have two decades of longevity."Wine Advocate, Jeb Dunnuck - 2014