2016 Santa Duc Gigondas Clos Derriere VieilleBlend from France
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1874, The first buildings are constructed. Six generations succeed each other at Domaine Santa Duc, each adding their own contribution to its development. Grenache, Mourvèdre, ...
- 93-95 Joe Czerwinski - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
- 94 Josh Raynolds - Vinous Media
93-95 Joe Czerwinski - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
Less garrigue-laden than some of the other Gigondas bottlings at this domaine, the full-bodied 2016 Gigondas Clos Derriere Vieille is rich, ripe and fruit-driven, offering fresh berries and cherries that pick up lovely hints of roses and tea leaves on the long, silky finish.
94 Josh Raynolds - Vinous Media
Brilliant ruby. Aromas of ripe red berries, cherry and candied flowers, along with candied licorice and exotic spice flourishes. Broad, fleshy and sweet, offering juicy raspberry, cherry-cola and spicecake flavors and a subtle hint of succulent herbs. Closes with superb tenacity, steadily building tannins and a strong echo of floral pastilles.
1874, The first buildings are constructed. Six generations succeed each other at Domaine Santa Duc, each adding their own contribution to its development. Grenache, Mourvèdre, Syrah and Cinsault; the Gras family are committed to bringing out the best in these noble grapes. Massal selections, biodynamics, whole cluster vinification, fermentation with wild yeasts, minimum intervention, non-filtered wines…. Parcel by parcel, Benjamin Gras maintains this meticulous approach at the head of the estate, engaging this heritage and these skills in the service of two immense terroirs of the southern Rhone Valley – Gigondas and Châteauneuf-du-Pape. - Winery Website
93-95 - Joe Czerwinski - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
94 - Josh Raynolds - Vinous Media
|Varietal(s)||Grenache / Garnacha, Syrah , Mourvedre / Mataro / Monastrell / Garrut|
|Taste||black currant, blackberry, dust, leather, currant, blueberry, strawberry, blackberry , violet , oak , smoke , toast and vanilla|
|Nose||vanilla, toast, smoke, tobacco, dark fruit, red fruit, spice box, cedar, thyme , clove , cinnamon , black pepper and mint|