The 2013 Gigondas Tradition is another classic, textbook Gigondas from this excellent estate. Made from 50% Grenache, 40% Syrah and 10% Mourvèdre, from 45-year-old vines, it was not destemmed and aged 12 months all in older foudre. Loaded with notions of garrigue, spice box, leather, dried pepper and currant/black raspberry-styled fruit, it’s medium-bodied, nicely balanced and will have 10-12 years of longevity. This cuvée is a safe bet in almost every vintage. 90/100.
Antonio Galloni's Vinous.com: 92/100. Deep ruby. Expressive spice- and mineral-accented aromas of raspberry, cherry and licorice develop a floral overtone in the glass. Juicy red and dark berry and lavender pastille flavors show very good depth and clarity. Supple tannins shape the impressively persistent finish, which features suave floral character and a lingering mineral quality.