A smaller production cuvee and not yet bottled, the 2012 Gigondas La Font de Tonin comes from the older vines on the estate and is 90% Grenache and 10% Mourvèdre. Aging in barrels, it has a modern edge to its licorice, chocolate, spice and mulled berry fruit. Medium to full-bodied, ripe and textured, with rock-solid concentration, this beauty should benefit from a year or two in the cellar and drink nicely through 2024. 92-94/100.
Stephen Tanzer: Vivid purple. Red and dark berry preserves, incense and cola on the highly perfumed nose. Offers intense raspberry and blueberry flavors that gain flesh and weight with air. Shows a compelling blend of richness and vivacity and finishes sweet, seamless and very long, with mounting but harmonious tannins. 92/100