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Domaine Santa Duc

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2017 Domaine Santa Duc Habemus Papam  (Châteauneuf-du-Pape) 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.

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2017 Domaine Santa Duc La Crau Ouest  (Châteauneuf-du-Pape) 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.

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2017 Domaine Santa Duc Les Saintes Vierges  (Châteauneuf-du-Pape) 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.

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2016 Domaine Santa Duc Aux Lieux-Dits  (Gigondas) 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.

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2016 Domaine Santa Duc Clos Derrière Vieille  (Gigondas) 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.

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2016 Domaine Santa Duc Les Hautes Garrigues  (Gigondas) 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.

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2016 Domaine Santa Duc Les Garancières  (Gigondas) 96

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

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2016 Domaine Santa Duc Habemus Papam  (Châteauneuf-du-Pape) 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.

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2016 Domaine Santa Duc La Crau Ouest  (Châteauneuf-du-Pape) 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.

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2016 Domaine Santa Duc Pied De Baud  (Châteauneuf-du-Pape) 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.

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2016 Domaine Santa Duc Les Saintes Vierges  (Châteauneuf-du-Pape) 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.

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2015 Domaine Santa Duc Habemus Papam  (Châteauneuf-du-Pape) 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.

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2015 Domaine Santa Duc Les Saintes Vierges  (Châteauneuf-du-Pape) 90

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

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2015 Domaine Santa Duc Pied De Baud  (Châteauneuf-du-Pape) 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.

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2014 Domaine Santa Duc Les Saintes Vierges  (Châteauneuf-du-Pape) 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.

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