2016 Domaine Santa Duc Les Saintes Vierges (750ml)

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.


The 2016 Châteauneuf-du-Pape Les Saintes Vierges offers more garrigue, lavender, and spice, and has fabulous complexity in its aromatics. Possessing lots of black cherry and raspberry fruits, medium to full body, and beautiful elegance, it’s already hard to resist yet will be even better with 2-3 years of bottle age and drink nicely for decade or more.

93 points, Jeb Dunnuck (Sep 2018)

A riper and rounder expression with almost essence-like plums and mulberries, swathed in languid, open-knit tannins. Dark, spiced-plum finish. I’d drink this on the fresher side of its life span. Drink or hold.

93 points, James Suckling (Aug 2018)

Alcohol By Volume: 15.0%

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