Domaine Saint-Damien Les Souteyrades Gigondas Red Rhone Blend 2010

Ratings on Delectable

Jay Kline Delectable Pro

We had a couple of friends over and did a fun little 2010 Saint-Damien Gigondas side-by-side consisting of “La Louisiane” and “Les Souteyrades”. Both wines were opened six hours prior to service; each spent three hours in the decanter and also slow-ox’ed in the bottle for an additional three. I initially questioned whether decanting was even necessary but after reading some of the notes on CT and trying a small bit after pulling the corks, it seemed to me that air would be beneficial. The “Les Souteyrades” was a trip to the Woodland Realm. On the nose this was brambles, oud (agarwood), boiled spinach, curaçao, smoke and mushrooms. A much more powerful and rustic wine than “La Louisiane”. This should drink well for another decade.

We had a couple of friends over and did a fun little 2010 Saint-Damien Gigondas side-by-side consisting of “La Louisiane” and “Les Souteyrades”. Both wines were opened six hours prior to service; each spent three hours in the decanter and also slow-ox’ed in the bottle for an additional three. I initially questioned whether decanting was even necessary but after reading some of the notes on CT and trying a small bit after pulling the corks, it seemed to me that air would be beneficial. The “Les Souteyrades” was a trip to the Woodland Realm. On the nose this was brambles, oud (agarwood), boiled spinach, curaçao, smoke and mushrooms. A much more powerful and rustic wine than “La Louisiane”. This should drink well for another decade.

9.4

shane m

Phenomenal nose of herbs and lavender. Stuffed with sappy pit fruit and sweet tobacco.

Phenomenal nose of herbs and lavender. Stuffed with sappy pit fruit and sweet tobacco.

9.4

Jesse Messerli

Dark purple. Med high alc. med tannin, acid. Red fruits and spices on the nose. Some bright fruit flavors. Black currants, cassis and some chocolate. Some heat with the high alc. yummy. Good quality

Dark purple. Med high alc. med tannin, acid. Red fruits and spices on the nose. Some bright fruit flavors. Black currants, cassis and some chocolate. Some heat with the high alc. yummy. Good quality

8.8

Daniel P. Drake Delectable Pro

Ok, it is Friday and I am going out of my comfort zone on this one. I believe this is made out of Mourvèdre and Grenache and my wine friends are big Rhone fans I thought I would give it a try again. Very dark in color almost a deep purple to opaque. Definite cherries on the nose with a dusty earth note. Not bad at first taste. Very tannic but I'm sure that is because it is so young. The cherry pops with a meaty and spice component. I am delightfully surprised. I like the tannins and the big mouth feel. The taste lingers a good long while. Roughly $30 bones. Very Nice!

Ok, it is Friday and I am going out of my comfort zone on this one. I believe this is made out of Mourvèdre and Grenache and my wine friends are big Rhone fans I thought I would give it a try again. Very dark in color almost a deep purple to opaque. Definite cherries on the nose with a dusty earth note. Not bad at first taste. Very tannic but I'm sure that is because it is so young. The cherry pops with a meaty and spice component. I am delightfully surprised. I like the tannins and the big mouth feel. The taste lingers a good long while. Roughly $30 bones. Very Nice!

9.5

Peter Zandbergen

What a great wine! At age 10 this is giving all it has in it, I suppose. Ripe and lucious fruits, fresh acidity.

What a great wine! At age 10 this is giving all it has in it, I suppose. Ripe and lucious fruits, fresh acidity.

9.3

Peter Zandbergen

Wow... Even better than the 2012 that I enjoyed two days ago

Wow... Even better than the 2012 that I enjoyed two days ago

9.4

Peter Zandbergen

Strong performance for this nine year old Gigondas

Strong performance for this nine year old Gigondas

9.3

Bart Van Rompaey

Still quite young. Intens red fruit, kirsch,spices, dusty tannins. Long salivating aftertase. Incredible value.

Still quite young. Intens red fruit, kirsch,spices, dusty tannins. Long salivating aftertase. Incredible value.

9.4

Andrew Rasse

Extracted, layered, mineral dark fruit deliciousness. 93+

Extracted, layered, mineral dark fruit deliciousness. 93+

9.3

Curt Lauber

Sensational. Nothing less.

Sensational. Nothing less.

9.4

Location

  • 43380 US Hwy 19 N
    Tarpon Springs, FL 34689

  • Hours:
    9am - 9pm every day

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