La Bastide Saint Vincent Gigondas 2016
Here is a Gigondas that is more than capable of being enjoyed now. Sure it will last another 5 years, but it is so accessible now. The fruit is slightly briary with the expected herbal blackberry and plum. Some savory notes such as smoked meats and forest floor make an appearance to confirm that it is a Gigondas. 75% Grenache, 15% Mouvèdre and 10 % Syrah give this all of the rich chewy fruit that one could ask for. Try to find a quality Châteauneuf-du-Pape at this price.