2011 Gigondas, Clos des Tourelles, La Famille Perrin

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Clos des Tourelles is the only remaining Clos in Gigondas and has a history that goes back to the mid-1600s. Produced with 95% Grenache and a noticeable dollop of oak, the full bodied rich tannic palate is lifted by fresh menthol. It will need a few years to open up properly. This is the Perrin’s second vintage of this wine and I expect we will hear more about it in the future. Fine Wine Team The old winery has nearly been completely restored, its eponymous monastic towers giving the village a renewed identity, the large new foudres bestowing upon the wine the best possible up-bringing. 80% i