The 2012 Gigondas Souteyrades is another beautiful wine that makes the most of this vintage. Made from 80% Grenache and 20% Mourvèdre, brought up all in foudre, it offers beautifully perfumed, complex notes of smoked herbs, licorice, tobacco leaf and sweet blackberry fruit on the nose. This all gives way to a medium to full-bodied, soft and hedonistic styled Gigondas that has fantastic purity, lots of fruit and a good finish. Like the other 2012s here, it will have a decade of longevity.
Score: 92-94 points -- Josh Raynolds, Vinous, Jan 2015