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2005 Oriel Jocunda

Gigondas, France


Wine Enthusiast: 91 pts
Wine Spectator: 91 pts

Name Story

Jocunda, meaning joyful, is derived from Jocunditas, the old Roman name for Gigondas—celebrated by Pliny in the First century.


Louis Barruol

Vineyards | Winemaking

Mediterranean limestone soils lend a bold character and allow for slow maturation. Hand picked, macerated and aged for 6 months—half in stainless steel and half in oak.


70% Grenache, 30% Syrah, 10% Mourvèdre. Picked: October 10, 2005.

Tasting Notes

Aroma:Ripe black fruit with hints of sage, rosemary and thyme. Taste: Rich blackcurrant and mulberry with sweet tannins and a persistent finish.

Drink by Date

Best 2010 through 2015.

Food Pairings

Expert Tips and Recommendations

Bottle: 750ml

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