2010 La Bastide Saint Dominique "Secrets de Pignan Vieilles Vignes" Châteauneuf du Pape (Pre-Arrival)
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
The dense purple-colored 2010 Chateauneuf du Pape Secrets de Pignan Vieilles Vignes possesses sensational concentration as well as extraordinary intensity of blackberry, black cherry and raspberry fruit intermixed with incense, licorice and ink. Full-bodied with stunning texture and purity as well as good precision/delineation, it will benefit from 3-4 years of cellaring and should drink well for two decades thereafter.
Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar
Bright purple. Explosively perfumed scents of candied dark fruits, incense and licorice, along with a smoky overtone. Lush, expansive and sweet, offering intense black and blue fruit flavors and hints of vanilla and floral pastilles. Finishes sweet, pliant and long, with resonating spiciness and silky tannins.