AOC Cotes du Rhone Villages, "Plan de Dieu" - Domaine de l'Espigouette
Medium ruby color belies the intense nose and flavours that follow. Intense nose of herbs, iodine, olives, and earth. As it aerates, sappy, oozing spicy raspberry juice shows up also. A good, old style Gigondas. Lean, intense flavours of earth, olives, and berries. Full-bodied, with still some soft tannins. Very distinctive.