SÉLECTION LAURENCE FÉRAUD 2007 GIGONDAS
From the négociant line of Laurence Féraud of Domaine du Pegau in Châteauneuf-du-Pape, this is a clean and modern Gigondas that’s thoroughly delicious. A blend of grenache (65 percent), syrah (25) and mourvèdre (10), it’s dark and plummy without feeling heavy, thanks to its lifted scents of licorice, violets and smoke. Drink it now to 2015, with roast duck. Hand Picked Selections, Warrenton, VA.