Pierre Gonon Vin de Pays ''Les Iles Feray'' 2018

  • Type: Red
  • Producer: Pierre Gonon
  • Varietal: Grenache Blend
  • Country: France
  • Region: Rhone
  • Size: F - 750 ml
  • Bin: D9567
Special Price $59.95 Regular Price $89.95
In stock
SKU
D9567
Pierre Gonon Vin de Pays ''Les Iles Feray'' 2018 is available to buy in increments of 1
The 2018 VdP de l'Ardeche Les Iles Feray Syrah comes mostly from the base of the slopes that form Saint-Joseph, but it also includes some young vines from within that appellation's boundaries. Yields are a bit higher, and a portion was destemmed. It's still remarkable, featuring mixed berries and olives in a medium to full-bodied swirl of mind-bending complexity that just misses the extra intensity, structure and length of the Saint Josephs at this address.

93 pts Vinous

Saturated ruby. Powerful aromas of blackberry, cherry compote, succulent flowers, olive and exotic spices pick up a hint of smoky bacon with air. Smooth and expansive in the mouth, offering intense, spice- and mineral-accented black and blue fruit and violet pastille flavors and a spicy touch of cracked pepper. Finishes on a resonating floral note, with impressive energy, harmonious tannins and lingering florality.

91-92 pts James Suckling

This wine is always a barometer of the vintage with less mineral and terroir character and more weather-influenced. This has a very attractive, dark-berry, chocolate and spice nose with such rich and detailed fruit, smoked meat and graphite. The palate has a supple, vinous feel with dark cherries and lacy, attractively loose-knit tannins. Drink on release.

90-92 pts WA

The 2018 VdP de l'Ardeche Les Iles Feray Syrah comes mostly from the base of the slopes that form Saint-Joseph, but it also includes some young vines from within that appellation's boundaries. Yields are a bit higher, and a portion was destemmed. It's still remarkable, featuring mixed berries and olives in a medium to full-bodied swirl of mind-bending complexity that just misses the extra intensity, structure and length of the Saint Josephs at this address.