Domaine Brusset, Gigondas, Hauts de Montmirail, 2000 (Feb. 23, 2008)

Not a great wine, even though Parker scored it 93, but terribly good and deserves a separate post if only to serve notice to local importers (WineRoute) that they missed a very good wine that offers excellent value.

Aromas of ripe wild berries, burnt earth, with a touch of leather in the background. A very firm structure with integrated tannins carrying through all the way to the long, rusty finish. There is plenty of acidity behind the fruit as well so I would say this wine would enjoy a long life in bottle, though it's already drinking very nicely. I would buy two more bottles if I could, even though it's not very complex or elegant and there is something a bit obvious about its ripeness and size.