Wine Advocate Review
The 2016 Gigondas la Grande Reserve is a fine effort in a modern, reasonably oaky style. The blend of 50% Grenache, 25% Syrah and 25% Mourvedre has a cedary, vanilla-tinged overlay, but it also has plenty of rich, ripe cherries and stone fruit. Full-bodied, creamy and lush, it nevertheless allows a dusting of dry earth and spice notes to come through on the finish. It's a complete wine that should drink well for a decade or more. Drink 2018-2030.
Wine Tasting Notes
Crimson color, deep, ruby red highlights. Fruity, rich, black fruit aromas, blueberry aromas, prune aromas, coffee aromas, chocolate aromas, mocha aromas. Complex, powerful, black fruit hints, spice hints, fine tannin, rich tannin, tightly-knit tannin, smooth, powerful body, strong intensity, long length.