Ch.Gigault Cuvee Viva 2008 1500ml
France, Bordeaux, Cotes de Bordeaux
Bordeaux Blend Red
Robert Parker's rating system employs a 50-100 point quality scale (Parker Points®). While ratings may influence your decision, the ultimate judgment is your palate.
96 - 100
An extraordinary wine of profound and complex character displaying all the attributes expected of a classic wine of its variety. Wines of this caliber are worth a special effort to find, purchase, and consume.
90 - 95
An outstanding wine of exceptional complexity and character. In short, these are terrific wines.
80 - 89
A barely above average to very good wine displaying various degrees of finesse and flavor as well as character with no noticeable flaws.
70 - 79
An average wine with little distinction except that it is a soundly made. In essence, a straightforward, innocuous wine.
60 - 69
A below average wine containing noticeable deficiencies, such as excessive acidity and/or tannin, an absence of flavor, or possibly dirty aromas or flavors.
50 - 59
A wine deemed to be unacceptable.
A complex bouquet of soft red and blackberry fruit intermixed with roasted herb and loamy soil undertones is followed by a medium-bodied wine displaying excellent purity, elegance and overall balance. Drink it over the next 2-3 years.
The Gigault Cuvee Viva vineyard totals 17.7 hectares in the Cotes de Blaye appellation. The terroir is clay and limestone with occasional silica deposits. The vineyard is planted to 5,500 vines per hectare with vines that are on average, 30 years of age. The vineyard for Gigault Cuvee Viva is planted to 90% Merlot and 10% Cabernet Franc.