Wednesday, 11 January 2017
1981 Gigondas, Domaine de Longue-Toque
Last night we enjoyed this venerable bottle of Gigondas from Domaine de Longue-Toque bought probably in 1983 or 1984 when we used to spend several weeks in a great campsite in a pine forest in the small commune of Faucon a few kilometres north of Vaison La Romaine. The property is now owned by Gabriel Meffre but then it belonged to Serge Chapalain.
The 1981 is delicately soft and silky, rather like an old Burgundy but with less acidity. Brings back memories a cycling round the area including ascents of Mont Ventoux.
Mont Ventoux from a vineyard in Rasteau