2010 Domaine Santa Duc "Tradition" Gigondas

SKU #1123363 94 points Wine Spectator

 *Highly Recommended* This is a brick house, with iron-clad grip coursing through the core of black currant, dried fig and blackberry reduction notes. Lots of bay, tobacco and juniper stride in on the finish, with a sprinkle of baker's chocolate for added length and tension. Needs a little time. Best from 2015 through 2025.  (10/ 2012)

92 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

 The 2010 Gigondas tips the scales at 16% natural alcohol. Made from a blend identical to the 2011, it reveals lots of glycerin along with a big, exuberant, flamboyant bouquet of black and red fruits, crushed rocks, white chocolate and hints of garrigue as well as pepper. This meaty, full-bodied, dense 2010 will offer super drinking over the next 10-15 years.  (10/ 2012)

92 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar

 Vivid ruby. Blackberry and cherry pit on the pungent, spice-accented nose and in the mouth. Fleshy but focused, with excellent clarity and thrust. Becomes sweeter with air and finishes with impressive energy and gentle tannic grip.  (2/ 2013)

K&L Notes

15.5% abv.

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By: Mulan Chan-Randel |  K&L Staff Member  |  Review Date: 3/27/2013  | Send Email
The 2010 Santa Duc Gigondas is one of my top picks from this stellar vintage. Deep, bold and characterful, this grenache based red is the perfect accompaniment to heartier fare. If you like roasted pork or beef stew then crack open a bottle of the Tradition and take a trip to the foothills of Provence!

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Varietal:

Rhone Blends

Country:

France

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Sub-Region:

Rhone

- Legendary wine-producing region in southeast France. Stereotypically speaking, Rhone wines are high in alcohol, and the majority produced is red. The northern Rhone is best known for outstanding 100% Syrah wines from areas such as Cote Rotie and Hermitage, as well as for fabulous white wines from Condrieu (where Viognier is king). In the southern Rhone, look for spicy, full-bodied wines that are blends of Grenache, Syrah, and other varietals coming from appellations such as Chateauneuf du Pape, Gigondas, or Rasteau. Wines labeled as Cote du Rhone or Cotes du Rhone Village (a cut above generic Cotes du Rhone) are frequently found here in the US because they often represent some of the best values on the market. View our bestselling Rhone Valley wines.
Specific Appellation:

Gigondas

Alcohol Content (%): 15.5