2016 Domaine Santa Duc Habemus Papam (1.5L)

From Chateauneuf-du-Pape, Rhône, France

2016 Domaine Santa Duc Habemus Papam
B-21 Top Recommendation
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No surprise the '16s from Domaine Santa Duc are top notch. Having worked with the Gras family since the 1980s, the talents of the generations seems to compound. Young Benjamin Gras has been confirmed, his 2016s are stellar. The Gras style has become more refined, elegant, recalling some rather savage bottlings a decade or more ago. Late release for the 2016 Chateauneuf du Pape party, these too will disappear quickly.


Very suave, intense and detailed wine with an array of ripe, red fruit, dark berries in the blue-to-purple spectrum and a swathe of wild herbs. Gently spicy play of oak. The palate has a very composed and focused feel. Long, fine, even and plush tannins. Drink in 2020.

95 points, James Suckling (Aug 2018)

The 2016 Châteauneuf-du-Pape Habemus Papam is another fresh, medium to full-bodied, classic wine from this estate. Giving up ample red and black fruits, ground pepper, new leather, and garrigue-like aromas and flavors, it’s nicely textured, has remarkable purity, and ripe tannins. Drink it any time over the coming 10-15 years.

93 points, Jeb Dunnuck (Sep 2018)

Alcohol By Volume: 14.0%
$129.99 $99.98
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