Image of Domaine du Cayron via Snooth
Knowing I'm heading to Vinisud, which is hands down my favorite wine event that happens every other year in Lattes, France (just outside of Montpellier) in a few weeks I decided to get more Rhone grape focused.
Last night here in Amsterdam I was able to locate the amazing 2007 Domaine du Cayron Gigondas, a wine that never fails me no matter where I am. The wine is a blend of Grenache, Syrah, Mourvedre and Cinsault, and was one of the most forward and precosious Gigondas to come across my palate in a long time.
No two vintages of du Cayron are ever the same. The blends are not exactly the same in percentages, nor are the growing conditions, so if you expect the wine to taste the same from year to year, but in fruit forward years the wine is pure silk. In other years the wine takes on a more rustic style. Fortunately for my California wine loving colleagues, this wine was silky, fruity and juicy, with lots of blackberry, strawberry and blueberry flavors all that were so well melded that the wine was gone faster anything I've had in a long time.
In my book, no matter what the vintage, you'll never go wrong with a bottle of Domaine du Cayron.