(2013 Vintage) Vivid ruby-red. A wild, highly perfumed bouquet evokes fresh red berries, candied flowers and garrigue, backed by an exotic suggestion of apricot. Sweet, seamless and expansive on the palate, offering intense raspberry and lavender pastille flavors and a repeating apricot nuance. At once powerful and graceful, with no rough edges and superb finishing clarity and thrust.-JR
From Amanti Vino: Domaine du Cayron ou’d be hard-pressed to find a more terroir-expressive wine anywhere in the Southern Rhone; bold, explosive, stunningly evocative garrigues flavors careen from the glass, blaring their stamp of origin like a neon sign. These are old-styled, powerful wines of enormous fruit amplitude and irresistible personality. Furthermore, Cayron is among the most age-worthy of Gigondas, delicious upon release, but improving for well over a decade and holding strong for a long time thereafter. This 15-hectare domaine, run by the Faraud family, is a classic and truly top-flight estate.
Robert Parker(2014 Vintage) Still not yet bottled, the 2014 Gigondas is a classic wine from this estate that offers medium-bodied richness, a supple, silky texture and the textbook, exotic bouquet of basil, green herbs, blackcurrants and blackberries. The blend is the normal 70% Grenache, 15% Cinsault, 14% Syrah and the rest Mourvedre, and it’s aged in a combination of old foudre and concrete tanks. This beauty will drink nicely through 2024.
Wine & Spirits(2000 Vintage) This rustic, traditionally-styled Gigondas is normally a blend of 70% Grenache, 15% Syrah, and the rest Cinsault and a touch of Mourvèdre. A sexy, Provençal fruit bomb, the 2000 Gigondas exhibits notes of dried Provençal herbs, licorice, kirsch, smoke, and incense. Old hippies take notice. There is good fat and flesh along with low acidity, and a precocious, flamboyant personality. Drink it over the next 7-8 years.
Wine Spectator(2000 Vintage) Rating: 81/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 09/15/2002.