Santa Duc Cotes du Rhone VV 2007

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"...dark ruby/purple color and loads of cassis and black raspberry fruit, with licorice, lavender, and other white flowers in the intense aromatics. The wine is full-bodied, deep, and an amazing effort...90" WA 10/09

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Variety: Rhone Blends
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04/13/2010

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External Reviews for Santa Duc Cotes du Rhone VV

External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
01/10/2013

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 andldquo;Santa-Duc.andrdquo; This wine is technically a Candocirc;tes du Rhandocirc;ne Villages, as it comes from the best designated villages in the appellation. It is composed of 70% Grenache, 25% Syrah and 5% Mourvandegrave;dre, 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 donandrsquo;t find in the average Candocirc;tes du Rhandocirc;ne. 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.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
01/10/2013

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 2andndash;3 years.


External Review
Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
02/14/2013

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.


External Review
Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
03/26/2013

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: Premier Wine & Spirits
04/24/2013

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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"...dark ruby/purple color and loads of cassis and black raspberry fruit, with licorice, lavender, and other white flowers in the intense aromatics. The wine is full-bodied, deep, and an amazing effort...90" WA 10/09

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