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Bargain Bordeaux

Chateau Gigault “Cuvee Viva” is one of my favorite everyday drinking Bordeaux. So when I was offered some more of the friendly and delicious 2012, I bought all the 10 cases they had. This is one to enjoy right away no waiting necessary. Ready to drink NOW! The wine arrives tomorrow but if you wait till then it will all be gone. This wine always goes fast!



Chateau Gigault lies on the crest of the hill of Mazion just east of the Gironde on a complex soil consisting of chalky subsoil, on top of alternating layers of clay and chalk. The vineyard is planted with 90% Merlot, 5% Cabernet Sauvignon and 5% Cabernet Franc. The average age of the vines is over 30 years. Aging is done one third in new oak barrels, one third in one year old barrels, and one third in two year old barrels

*2012 Chateau Gigault “Cuvee Viva”
Premiers Cotes de Blaye
$17.99btl/$194.29 per case
(Jim Sirna 93)

This property is new to Bordeaux. Created in 1998, the owner, Christophe Reboul, named this cuvee for his daughter who unfortunately passed away in the same year. The first vintage I tasted was the 2000 and I have been buying this wine every year since. And for good reason. The price to quality ratio is off the charts. The 2012 continues the string of successes this Chateau has enjoyed since its inception. The nose is filled with lush Merlot fruit that bursts with blue and red fruits. The first sip seduces with its supple texture and soft fine tannins. Round, rich and voluptuous the mouth fills with black currant and cherry fruit mixed with vanilla, Herbs de Provence and a potpourri of spices. The finish is super silky, round and full bodied. The wine is perfect to drink now no further aging required. At this price a true Sleeper of the Vintage!