Top 10 wines in the US press

Château Raspail Gigondas 2012, Rhône Valley, France

722970Choosing this wine from the same importer as the above, McIntrye begins his assessment with the price aspect once more, saying: “Wines from Gigondas have become steadily more expensive in recent years as the appellation has gained prestige. That inflation makes this fine example seem moderately priced [$35]”.

As for the wine itself, he says: “It offers characteristic tightness and tannin, yet some beautiful high-toned fruit emerges a few hours after the bottle is opened. I recommend decanting this at least two hours before dinner. Or, if you don’t finish the bottle, stick the cork back in and try it again the next day. You might be pleasantly surprised.”

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