94 Point Gigondas – 2010 Domaine Santa Duc

santaducLast week we received a fantastic Gigondas from France’s Rhone Valley.  I’ve been waiting for this for awhile now, and when we cracked open a bottle of the 2010 Domaine Santa Duc Gigondas and were immediately impressed!  Power and Balance sums it up!

Brought in by legendary importer, Robert Kacher, I haven’t had significant quantity of this wine since the 2005 vintage, and many of you have been asking me about it since then!

2010 Domaine Santa Duc – Gigondas

85% Grenache, 15% Syrah, 5% Mourvedre, 5% Cinsault

Rhone Valley, France

94 Points Wine Spectator

Highly Recommended

1-11 Bottles – $42.99

12+ Bottles – $38.69

Mixed cases are welcome!

Available at the shop today!

Please send a reply to nick@highlandfinewine.com if you’d like us to save any for you!

Background:

Gigondas is one of the more prestigious regions of the Southern Rhone Valley, and carries many similarities to Chateauneuf-du-Papes.  Dominated by Grenache, the yields are limited by law, which keeps the quality level high.

When we tasted this wine, I noted a lot of fruit power and ample structure, but with incredible balance. Floral aromas add to the overall experience, and I was impressed how drinkable it was for being so young. Over a period of hours, it smoothed out even more without losing its edge.  I would guess this has come together a bit since the review was written 6 months ago.

From the Wine Spectator Review:  94 Points – Highly Recommended

“This is a brick house, with iron-clad grip coursing through the core of black currant, dried fig and blackberry reduction notes. Lots of bay, tobacco and juniper stride in on the finish, with a sprinkle of baker’s chocolate for added length and tension. Needs a little time. Best from 2015 through 2025.”



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