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Domaine Santa Duc

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2021
94
Spicy kirsch, pepper, herbs, and forest leave open the nose. But, here, it is the supple, creamy textures, freshness, sweetness, and purity in the red fruits on the medium-bodied palate, along with the elegant finish that steals the show. The wine was produced from moistly old vine Grenache, with Mourvedre, and Cinsault in the blend. Drink from 2024-2036.

Spicy kirsch, pepper, herbs, and forest leave open the nose. But, here, it is the supple, creamy textures, freshness, sweetness, and purity in the red fruits on the medium-bodied palate, along with the elegant finish that steals the show. The wine was produced from moistly old vine Grenache, with Mourvedre, and Cinsault in the blend. Drink from 2024-2036.

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2021
93
Earthy red fruits, flowers, and white pepper are initially what you find in the aromatics. On the palate, the wine is elegant, refined, medium-bodied, supple, and creamy, with a peppery, kirsch, and black raspberry finish to wrap everything up neatly. The wine blends close to 90% Grenache, with 9% Mourvedre, and 1% Counoise. Drink from 2024-2035.

Earthy red fruits, flowers, and white pepper are initially what you find in the aromatics. On the palate, the wine is elegant, refined, medium-bodied, supple, and creamy, with a peppery, kirsch, and black raspberry finish to wrap everything up neatly. The wine blends close to 90% Grenache, with 9% Mourvedre, and 1% Counoise. Drink from 2024-2035.

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2021
93
Leafy, spicy, minty fresh, and peppery, the kirsch notes are sweet, creamy, vibrant and lively. Supple and soft in texture, with a spicy accent to the dark red fruits on the mid-palate, and in the finish, this is a pleasure to taste now, and will be even better with a year or two of aging. The wine was made from blending close to 64% Grenache 25% Syrah, 10% Mourvedre, and 1% Counoise. Drink from 2024-2035.

Leafy, spicy, minty fresh, and peppery, the kirsch notes are sweet, creamy, vibrant and lively. Supple and soft in texture, with a spicy accent to the dark red fruits on the mid-palate, and in the finish, this is a pleasure to taste now, and will be even better with a year or two of aging. The wine was made from blending close to 64% Grenache 25% Syrah, 10% Mourvedre, and 1% Counoise. Drink from 2024-2035.

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2021
92
Cherrie, kirsch, flowers, and peppery spices open the perfume. The palate is fresh, the fruits have lift, energy, sweetness, and a hint of orange citrus with touches of white pepper in the elegant, vibrant finish. The wine was made from 100% old vine Grenache from the La Crau lieu-dit, and was aged in terra cotta, Amphora jars. Drink from 2024-2034.

Cherrie, kirsch, flowers, and peppery spices open the perfume. The palate is fresh, the fruits have lift, energy, sweetness, and a hint of orange citrus with touches of white pepper in the elegant, vibrant finish. The wine was made from 100% old vine Grenache from the La Crau lieu-dit, and was aged in terra cotta, Amphora jars. Drink from 2024-2034.

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2020
94
Dark in color, the wine pops with its peppery plums, cherries, smoke and spice on the nose. Lush, polished and refined, the supple textured fruit and creamy tannins taste as good as they feel. The wine was made from blending close to 64% Grenache 25% Syrah, 10% Mourvedre and 1% Counoise. Drink from 2023 - 2037.

Dark in color, the wine pops with its peppery plums, cherries, smoke and spice on the nose. Lush, polished and refined, the supple textured fruit and creamy tannins taste as good as they feel. The wine was made from blending close to 64% Grenache 25% Syrah, 10% Mourvedre and 1% Counoise. Drink from 2023 - 2037.

1,417 Views   Tasted
2020
93
The flowers, garrigue and peppery kirsch in the nose screams Grenache. There is ample flesh and richness on the palate with layers of black cherries, plums, spice and cocoa on mid-palate and in the opulent, silky finish. Give it a couple of years to fill out and it could score even higher. The wine was made from 100% old vine Grenache from the La Crau lieu-dit, and was aged in terra cotta, Amphora jars. Drink from 2023-2036.

The flowers, garrigue and peppery kirsch in the nose screams Grenache. There is ample flesh and richness on the palate with layers of black cherries, plums, spice and cocoa on mid-palate and in the opulent, silky finish. Give it a couple of years to fill out and it could score even higher. The wine was made from 100% old vine Grenache from the La Crau lieu-dit, and was aged in terra cotta, Amphora jars. Drink from 2023-2036.

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2020
95
Green leafy herbs and flowers get the wine going before you get to all the olives and kirsch. Supple, rich and polished with an elegance and refinement to the layers of sweet, showy, red fruits on the palate, there is length, purity and complexity in every sniff and sip. The wine was produced from moistly old vine Grenache, with Mourvedre and Cinsault. Drink from 2023-2038.

Green leafy herbs and flowers get the wine going before you get to all the olives and kirsch. Supple, rich and polished with an elegance and refinement to the layers of sweet, showy, red fruits on the palate, there is length, purity and complexity in every sniff and sip. The wine was produced from moistly old vine Grenache, with Mourvedre and Cinsault. Drink from 2023-2038.

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2020
94
It is the purity in the kirsch and all those flowers on the nose that stands out initially. But the silky tannins, and elegance on the palate with all of its length and refinement steal the show. The wine blends close to 90% Grenache, with 9% Mourvedre and 1% Counoise. Drink from 2023-2037.

It is the purity in the kirsch and all those flowers on the nose that stands out initially. But the silky tannins, and elegance on the palate with all of its length and refinement steal the show. The wine blends close to 90% Grenache, with 9% Mourvedre and 1% Counoise. Drink from 2023-2037.

1,063 Views   Tasted
2019
96
Elegant, dark, deep, rich, full and spicy, the wine has a solid depth of flavor due to its blend of Grenache, Syrah. and Mourvedre The fruit is dark, meaty, a touch spicy and fresh with touches of peppery spices on top of the ripe black raspberries, and red plums in the long finish. This should age and develop quite nicely. Drink from 2024 - 2036

Elegant, dark, deep, rich, full and spicy, the wine has a solid depth of flavor due to its blend of Grenache, Syrah. and Mourvedre The fruit is dark, meaty, a touch spicy and fresh with touches of peppery spices on top of the ripe black raspberries, and red plums in the long finish. This should age and develop quite nicely. Drink from 2024 - 2036

2,364 Views   Tasted
2019
97
I love all the intensity in the nose, with its fresh spring flowers, roses, spice and kirsch. Elegant, medium-bodied, silky, fresh, refined and with a beautiful sense of purity to the fruit, everything is working here, making this effortless to drink. This should age and evolve for 15 or more years, yet be quite easy to taste early in its life. Drink from 2023 - 2038

I love all the intensity in the nose, with its fresh spring flowers, roses, spice and kirsch. Elegant, medium-bodied, silky, fresh, refined and with a beautiful sense of purity to the fruit, everything is working here, making this effortless to drink. This should age and evolve for 15 or more years, yet be quite easy to taste early in its life. Drink from 2023 - 2038

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2019
96
With loads of black raspberries, spicy kirsch, thyme and herbs the wine is soft, silky, fresh and lively. The purity in the fruits stands out here on the mid-palate and in the lush, fruit filled, elegant finish. This can be difficult to find as less than 400 cases were produced this year. The wine was produced from 80% Grenache, 15% Mourvedre and 5% Cinsault. Drink from 2024 - 2035

With loads of black raspberries, spicy kirsch, thyme and herbs the wine is soft, silky, fresh and lively. The purity in the fruits stands out here on the mid-palate and in the lush, fruit filled, elegant finish. This can be difficult to find as less than 400 cases were produced this year. The wine was produced from 80% Grenache, 15% Mourvedre and 5% Cinsault. Drink from 2024 - 2035

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2018
94
Round, lush, fresh and fruity, the peppery red berries, with their floral accents on the nose, is just great. And the show is even better on the palate with its ripe, sweet, silky, round, spicy, pepper red fruits. You can enjoy this in its youth, or age it a few years for more complexity.

Round, lush, fresh and fruity, the peppery red berries, with their floral accents on the nose, is just great. And the show is even better on the palate with its ripe, sweet, silky, round, spicy, pepper red fruits. You can enjoy this in its youth, or age it a few years for more complexity.

2,716 Views   Tasted
2018
96
One of the wines of the vintage, this is just great with all its layers of sweet, lush, ripe, juicy red fruits, flowers and kirsch. The wine offers concentration as well as refined elegance and a vibrant, lifted, pure red fruit character in the finish. The wine is a blend of 80% Grenache, 15% Mourvedre and 5% Cinsault.

One of the wines of the vintage, this is just great with all its layers of sweet, lush, ripe, juicy red fruits, flowers and kirsch. The wine offers concentration as well as refined elegance and a vibrant, lifted, pure red fruit character in the finish. The wine is a blend of 80% Grenache, 15% Mourvedre and 5% Cinsault.

1,757 Views   Tasted
2018
97
This gem hits all the right notes. The floral, spice, kirsch, herb and thyme nose lets you know something is really going on here. But the it is the silky, soft, lusciously textured, sweet, red fruits and refined textures that seals the deal!

This gem hits all the right notes. The floral, spice, kirsch, herb and thyme nose lets you know something is really going on here. But the it is the silky, soft, lusciously textured, sweet, red fruits and refined textures that seals the deal!

1,621 Views   Tasted
2017
95
Jammy red fruits, peppery spice, herbs, wet earth, charcoal and kirsch with a meaty character is what you find in the nose and on the rich, fresh palate. Length and purity are the hallmarks of this ready to go beauty. Santa Duc Aux Lieux-Dits is as the name implies, a multi vineyard bend which is about 75% Grenache, 13% Mourvedre, 10% Syrah and 2% Cinsault and is aged in old foudres and large terra cotta jars.

Jammy red fruits, peppery spice, herbs, wet earth, charcoal and kirsch with a meaty character is what you find in the nose and on the rich, fresh palate. Length and purity are the hallmarks of this ready to go beauty. Santa Duc Aux Lieux-Dits is as the name implies, a multi vineyard bend which is about 75% Grenache, 13% Mourvedre, 10% Syrah and 2% Cinsault and is aged in old foudres and large terra cotta jars.

1,884 Views   Tasted
2017
97
Garrigue, pepper, black cherry and kirsch are impossible to ignore. Layers of sweet, supple, silky-textured, elegant fruits with an incredible sense of purity, this is a fabulous expression of Gigondas. The approximate blend of 80% Grenache, 10% Mourvedre and 10% Syrah is aged in a combination of old foudres and terra cotta jars.

Garrigue, pepper, black cherry and kirsch are impossible to ignore. Layers of sweet, supple, silky-textured, elegant fruits with an incredible sense of purity, this is a fabulous expression of Gigondas. The approximate blend of 80% Grenache, 10% Mourvedre and 10% Syrah is aged in a combination of old foudres and terra cotta jars.

2,329 Views   Tasted
2017
94
Garrigue, wet earth, thyme, truffle and peppery red fruits pop right off the bat. The wine is medium bodied, soft, fresh, elegant and juicy. The gorgeous kirsch notes keep on coming. The wine is long and complex with a loads of ripe cherry and strawberry in the finish.

Garrigue, wet earth, thyme, truffle and peppery red fruits pop right off the bat. The wine is medium bodied, soft, fresh, elegant and juicy. The gorgeous kirsch notes keep on coming. The wine is long and complex with a loads of ripe cherry and strawberry in the finish.

2,418 Views   Tasted
2017
94
Black pepper, herbs, red pit fruits and floral notes pop with little effort. On the palate the wine is soft, silky and polished with layers of sweet, ripe, juicy, fresh red fruits. The wine was made from blending 64% Grenache 25% Syrah, 10% Mourvedre and 1% Counoise.

Black pepper, herbs, red pit fruits and floral notes pop with little effort. On the palate the wine is soft, silky and polished with layers of sweet, ripe, juicy, fresh red fruits. The wine was made from blending 64% Grenache 25% Syrah, 10% Mourvedre and 1% Counoise.

3,123 Views   Tasted
2017
94
Layers of ripe, sweet, fresh, lush, soft, polished, juicy red fruits paired purity, length and freshness. The wine is elegant, cherry filled and a pleasure to drink. The wine was made from 100% old vine Grenache from the La Crau lieu-dit and was aged in terra cotta, Amphora jars.

Layers of ripe, sweet, fresh, lush, soft, polished, juicy red fruits paired purity, length and freshness. The wine is elegant, cherry filled and a pleasure to drink. The wine was made from 100% old vine Grenache from the La Crau lieu-dit and was aged in terra cotta, Amphora jars.

1,983 Views   Tasted
2017
95
Silky, fresh and pure defines the wine. The red fruits are sweet, lively, long and polished, with purity and depth of flavor. The wine was produced from blending 90% Grenache, 9% Mourvedre and 1% Counoise.

Silky, fresh and pure defines the wine. The red fruits are sweet, lively, long and polished, with purity and depth of flavor. The wine was produced from blending 90% Grenache, 9% Mourvedre and 1% Counoise.

2,372 Views   Tasted
2016
92
Ripe and fruity, with a focus on its freshness and peppery, spice characteristics, the wine is vigor, bite and juicyness. Santa Duc Aux Lieux-Dits is as the name implies, a multi vineyard bend which is about 75% Grenache, 13% Mourvedre, 10% Syrah and 2% Cinsault and is aged in old foudres and large terra cotta jars.

Ripe and fruity, with a focus on its freshness and peppery, spice characteristics, the wine is vigor, bite and juicyness. Santa Duc Aux Lieux-Dits is as the name implies, a multi vineyard bend which is about 75% Grenache, 13% Mourvedre, 10% Syrah and 2% Cinsault and is aged in old foudres and large terra cotta jars.

3,280 Views   Tasted
2016
95
Elegant silky and fresh, the wine feels just great on your palate with all its layers of licorice, spicy deep, red fruits and peppery spices. Long and intense, this is a super wine from Gigondas. The blend of 80% Grenache, 10% Mourvedre and 10% Syrah is aged in a combination of old foudres and terra cotta jars.

Elegant silky and fresh, the wine feels just great on your palate with all its layers of licorice, spicy deep, red fruits and peppery spices. Long and intense, this is a super wine from Gigondas. The blend of 80% Grenache, 10% Mourvedre and 10% Syrah is aged in a combination of old foudres and terra cotta jars.

3,186 Views   Tasted
2016
94
Earthy, dark, dense, lush and full-bodied with a bushel of black cherry and blackberry accompanied by herbs and bitter cocoa. There is so much going on here, it is going to need some time to come around, Perhaps 3-5 years will be about right.

Earthy, dark, dense, lush and full-bodied with a bushel of black cherry and blackberry accompanied by herbs and bitter cocoa. There is so much going on here, it is going to need some time to come around, Perhaps 3-5 years will be about right.

3,837 Views   Tasted
2016
96
The blend of 65% old vine Grenache and 35% Mourvedre is aged in a combination of foudres and terra cotta jars.

The blend of 65% old vine Grenache and 35% Mourvedre is aged in a combination of foudres and terra cotta jars.

2,215 Views   Tasted
2016
96
Flowers, black pepper, herbs and dark red fruits are the first thing you note, but not the last. Here, you also enjoy density, richness, length and supple textured, sweet, deep, red fruits that last. The wine was made from blending 64% Grenache 25% Syrah, 10% Mourvedre and 1% Counoise.

Flowers, black pepper, herbs and dark red fruits are the first thing you note, but not the last. Here, you also enjoy density, richness, length and supple textured, sweet, deep, red fruits that last. The wine was made from blending 64% Grenache 25% Syrah, 10% Mourvedre and 1% Counoise.

3,819 Views   Tasted
2016
95
Offering silky textures, purity of fruit, vibrant, freshness and length. The kirsch shows a purity and freshness in its elegant nature. Give it a couple of years to fill out a bit more. The wine was made from 100% old vine Grenache from the La Crau lieu-dit, and was aged in terra cotta, Amphora jars.

Offering silky textures, purity of fruit, vibrant, freshness and length. The kirsch shows a purity and freshness in its elegant nature. Give it a couple of years to fill out a bit more. The wine was made from 100% old vine Grenache from the La Crau lieu-dit, and was aged in terra cotta, Amphora jars.

2,335 Views   Tasted
2016
98
With a whisper of smoke, the spicy red fruit, licorice, peppery, earth and herbs are paired with red berries that are bright, vibrant and fresh. The wine offers a lifted, red fruit character in the finish. The wine was produced from 80% Grenache, 15% Mourvedre and 5% Cinsault.

With a whisper of smoke, the spicy red fruit, licorice, peppery, earth and herbs are paired with red berries that are bright, vibrant and fresh. The wine offers a lifted, red fruit character in the finish. The wine was produced from 80% Grenache, 15% Mourvedre and 5% Cinsault.

4,672 Views   Tasted
2016
96
Light on its feet, the wine is elegant, refined, soft and fresh, The fruits have energy. The tannins are gentle, allowing you to focus on the purity in the red fruits in the finish. The wine was produced from blending 90% Grenache, 9% Mourvedre and 1% Counoise.

Light on its feet, the wine is elegant, refined, soft and fresh, The fruits have energy. The tannins are gentle, allowing you to focus on the purity in the red fruits in the finish. The wine was produced from blending 90% Grenache, 9% Mourvedre and 1% Counoise.

3,081 Views   Tasted
2015
93
With a distinctive, floral, herbal and mineralistic edge, the red fruits are fresh, ripe and pure. There is a nice stony quality you can sense, that really adds to the sweet, cherry fruits.

With a distinctive, floral, herbal and mineralistic edge, the red fruits are fresh, ripe and pure. There is a nice stony quality you can sense, that really adds to the sweet, cherry fruits.

2,955 Views   Tasted
2015
90
Medium bodied, soft, forward and crisp, with sweet, red fruits and earthy components. This should drink quite well on release.

Medium bodied, soft, forward and crisp, with sweet, red fruits and earthy components. This should drink quite well on release.

2,790 Views   Tasted
2015
91
Full bodied, soft, silky and polished in texture, with a juicy center of fruit. Kirsch, cherry and wild strawberry all blend together with a melange of cracked peppers, rocks and a judicious hint of thyme in the cherry filled, end note.

Full bodied, soft, silky and polished in texture, with a juicy center of fruit. Kirsch, cherry and wild strawberry all blend together with a melange of cracked peppers, rocks and a judicious hint of thyme in the cherry filled, end note.

1,940 Views   Tasted
2014
88
This is a producer I normally see from Gigondas, so it was fun to taste their Chateauneuf du Pape. Medium bodied, light in style, elegant, fresh and on the forward, bright, red berry side of the style range with a blast of thyme that comes though in the finish.

This is a producer I normally see from Gigondas, so it was fun to taste their Chateauneuf du Pape. Medium bodied, light in style, elegant, fresh and on the forward, bright, red berry side of the style range with a blast of thyme that comes though in the finish.

1,685 Views   Tasted