The inky/purple-tinged, multidimensional 2007 Gigondas Les Souteyrades may be even better. Composed of 80% Grenache and 20% Mourvedre cropped at 25 hectoliters per hectare, from 60-year-old vines, it boasts a blueberry, blackberry, charcoal, licorice, truffle, scorched earth, and spring flower-scented perfume, phenomenal purity, and a long finish. This blockbuster Gigondas possesses extraordinary focus given the freshness and good acids provided by the vintage as well as incredibly well-integrated tannins.
Score: 97, Robert Parker,
Wine Advocate (185), July 2011