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Wine Spectator:
Lavau Gigondas 2012 (90 points, $26)
Features a dark profile, with steeped plum, black licorice and graphite notes framed by Lapsang souchong tea and carrying through the fleshy, well-defined finish. Very solid. Drink now through 2017. 30,000 cases made.” From France.—J.M.

eRobertParker.com #210 Dec 2013 (88-90 points):
”A step up, the 2012 Gigondas shows a modern, upfront profile with creamy fruit, chocolate and spice to go with mediumbodied richness on the palate. It too is well made, yet has more fruit and depth over the 2011. Drink it over the coming 5-6 years.”