Gigault Cuvée Viva 2000
A gorgeous wine made from a blend of 85% Merlot and 15% Cabernet Sauvignon, this deep ruby/purple-colored wine shows sweet notes of creme de cassis intermixed with lead pencil, chocolate, and espresso. It is a big, thick, chunky wine with plenty of flesh, lots of fruit and glycerin, and a surprisingly substantial mouthfeel. Drink it over the next 5-7 years. A sleeper of the vintage.
|Score: 89||Robert Parker, Wine Advocate (146), April 2003|
|Score: 92/94||James Suckling, WineSpectator.com, January 2003|
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