2016 Domaine Santa Duc Le Pied de Baud (1.5L)

From Chateauneuf-du-Pape, Rhône, France

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.


Wild flowers and abundant garrigue aromas with red berries and plums. The palate is succulent, energetic and lithe. Really juicy and mouthwatering, delivering ample flavor and freshness combined. Drink in 2020.

94 points, James Suckling (Aug 2018)

I also loved the 2016 Châteauneuf-du-Pape Pied de Baud, one of the more classic, powerful wines in the lineup. Notes of melted licorice, black fruits, garrigue, and ample stony minerality all emerge from this structured, medium to full-bodied effort. It needs 2-4 years of bottle age but is a beautiful, beautiful wine that will have 15 years or more of longevity.

93 points, Jeb Dunnuck (Sep 2018)

Alcohol By Volume: 13.0%
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