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Chateau Gigault Cotes de Bordeaux Blaye Cuvee Viva 2012

Chateau Gigault Cotes de Bordeaux Blaye Cuvee Viva 2012 France  Bordeaux  Cotes de Bordeaux Blaye Red Wine  Red Blend  Bordeaux
Product ID: 29911
Region: France, Bordeaux, Cotes de Bordeaux Blaye
Varietal: Merlot
Type: Red Wine, Red Blend, Bordeaux
Vintage: 2012
Size: 750ml
ABV%: 13.5
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"Cuvée Viva is the result of careful parcel selection, from the best vineyards of Château Gigault. On this beautiful 18th-century estate, everything is done to reveal the typical characteristics of our high quality terroir. This results in an elegant wine, balanced and robust with carefully integrated oak, velvety tannin, and with cellar time possessing sumptuous aromas of truffle and very ripe black fruit. It reaches its peak after seven years of aging." —winemaker
"Extremely well done for the vintage with elegance and polish. Full-bodied, refined and reserved. Tannins have tension and brightness. Even more beautiful in 2017." —JamesSuckling.com

"A big, hearty wine, the 2012 Gigault Cuvée Viva offers plenty of bang for the buck. Dark red cherry, iron, smoke, licorice and chalk hit the palate in an energetic, vibrant Blaye built on a serious core of energy. This is an overachiever from Gigault. The 2012 is 100% Merlot fermented in concrete and aged in a combination of oak and tank, with 25% new barrels. Julien Lavenu and Roman Bocchio are the winemakers. Drinking window: 2016 - 2022." —Antonio Galloni, Vinous

"Another sleeper of the vintage, this beautifully made Cuvee Viva offers up a dense, ruby/purple color and oodles of cassis, kirsch, licorice and spice box in a medium-bodied, concentrated, yet supple style. Drink it over the next 5-6 years. Once again, this reliable estate offers tremendous value and quality." —Robert Parker, The Wine Advocate
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Attributes Meat Cheese Other
Bordeauxbeef, lamb, grilled veal, game, grilled turkeyCamembert, Edam, Emmental, Gorgonzola, Gouda, Gruyere, Reblochon, Roquefortrich sauces
Merlotred meat, game, lamb, mild red meat or stewsBrie, Camembert, Cheddar, Gorgonzola, Gouda, Gruyere, Jarlsberg or Parmesantomato based sauces or garlic
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