2015 Gigault Cuvee Viva



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Average critic rating : 89.5 points

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89-91

The 2015 Gigault Cuvée Viva jumps from the glass with remarkable richness and intensity. Sumptuous, racy and intense, the Cuvée Viva is a picture-perfect example of the year. Silky tannins add to an overall impression of creaminess in a ripe, flamboyant Côtes de Blaye that is a real overachiever. Raspberry jam, menthol and sweet spices wrap around the expressive finish. Julien Lavenu and Romain Bocchio are the consulting winemakers. Tasted two times. Apr 2016, www.Vinous.com

89-91

89-91

The Gigault Cuvee Viva from the hands of Stephane Derenoncourt has an opulent, sensual bouquet with billowing crushed strawberry and Morello fruit - ostentatious at first although it finds more decorum as it mellow in the glass. The palate is medium-bodied with grainy tannin, a crisp line of acidity. I appreciate the substance here, a big mouthful of Merlot, but there is structure and grip here, with good density on the finish. Afford it 2-3 years in bottle and you will have a delicious Côtes de Blaye. Apr 2016, www.eRobertParker.com, Drink: 2019-2030

15

15

Rather animal on the nose. Wild! Tough. Apr 2016, www.JancisRobinson.com, Drink: 2022-2030

91

91

Rare among Bordeaux reds in being a varietal wine, this pure Merlot hails from an excellent, limestone-based terroir and is suitably fresh, elegant and refined with plenty of perfume, granular tannins and zip. Apr 2016, www.timatkin.com, Drink: 2020-2028

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