2010 Chateauneuf du Pape Domaine Santa-Duc



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£437.00

Average critic rating : 95.0 points

92-94

92-94

The 2010 is a terrific opening offering from Yves Gras in Chateauneuf du Pape. Dense ruby/purple, with loads of kirsch, licorice, barbecue smoke, roasted herbs and bay leaf, it has opulent texture, an expansive, savory mouthfeel and terrific purity and length. It should drink well for 12-15+ years. Bravo! ||(Not yet released)||One of the long-time benchmarks for superb Gigondas is Yves Gras’ estate on the high plateau several kilometers outside the entrance to this old Roman village. He has also expanded into the negociant end of the business with his Santa Duc Selections, which are very reliable wines worth a serious look. Until 2007, there were consistently two cuvees of Gigondas made in top vintages. With the finest vintages, Gras has now added a 100% Grenache cuvee called Grand Grenache 66, from a tiny parcel of vines and essentially just one small foudre. Turning back to the basic wines, they offer good value and are top-flight wines. The newest baby for Yves Gras comes from his purchase of 1.23 hectares (essentially about 3+ acres) of old vines planted with 100% Grenache in the Chateauneuf du Pape lieu-dit in the very north known as Font du Loup. Wine Advocate.October, 2011

97

97

Up with the 2007 and 2001, the sensational 2010 Gigondas Prestige des Hautes Garrigues is a full-bodied, incredibly rich, yet pure and balanced Gigondas that offers off-the-hook notes of graphite, creme de cassis, licorice and roasted herb aromas and flavors. It's still a baby and needs to be forgotten for 3-4 years, but it will have 2-3 decades of overall longevity. It could be a candidate for perfection at maturity. 97+. October 2016, www.robertparker.com, Drink: 2020-2035

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