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Santa Duc Cotes du Rhone les Vieilles Vignes 2007

External Review by Premium Wine & Spirits:

The 2007 Cotes du Rhone Vieilles Vignes (75% Grenache and the rest Syrah) is opulent, fleshy, and rich, with a dark ruby/purple color, medium to full body, and admirable flavor intensity. It does not offer a great deal of complexity, but it is mouthfilling and satisfying. It should drink well for 2–3 years.

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External Reviews for Santa Duc Cotes du Rhone les Vieilles Vignes

External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
01/14/2014

The 2007 Cotes du Rhone Vieilles Vignes (75% Grenache and the rest Syrah) is opulent, fleshy, and rich, with a dark ruby/purple color, medium to full body, and admirable flavor intensity. It does not offer a great deal of complexity, but it is mouthfilling and satisfying. It should drink well for 2–3 years.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
11/20/2013

Santa Duc winery was originally founded in 1874 in Gigondas. The owner, Yves Gras, is the fourth generation winemaker at the property. He took over for his father in 1985. The Domaine has 13 ha. in Gigondas and about 10 ha. in other appellations. Here a wild bird watches over vineyards: the Grand-duc owl, that has been renamed “Santa-Duc.” This wine is technically a Côtes du Rhône Villages, as it comes from the best designated villages in the appellation. It is composed of 70% Grenache, 25% Syrah and 5% Mourvèdre, with the average age of the vines being at least 40 years old. It has an exotic sort of pepperiness and primordial gaminess that you just don’t find in the average Côtes du Rhône. Sweetly rich, with explosive flavors of raspberry and boysenberry, it has a minerality and soaring structure that should help it evolve for the next several years, and last up to a decade in the cellar.




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