The latest one to land is the Château Gigault Cuvee Viva from Cotes de Blaye appellation, a winery that shares owners with the very popular Les Grands Marechaux and Jeff Leve describes as "one of the top Bordeaux value wines from the various satellite appellations." The 2016 is arguably the best release from Gigault, indeed the two reviews from James Suckling (one from barrel and one from bottle) are the two highest from over 23 tastings.
Tight and rich with a very dense center palate and pretty fruit. Medium to full body and a long finish. Special cuvee shines in 2016! Rating: 93-94 Points; James Suckling
Impressive plushness and depth here, this has a very sumptuous and charmingly ripe array of red and dark berries that build smoothly into the long, flavorful finish. Good balance and poise. Try from 2022. Rating: 93 Points; James Suckling
Deep in color, with loads of deep, earthy fruit. Medium/full bodied, with ripeness, depth of flavor and complexity. Round and loaded with juicy, dark red fruits, the wine is vibrant and juicy, with freshness and ample fruit, giving it volume and character. Rating: 91 Points; Jeff Leve; Wine Cellar Insider
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