2017 Domaine Santa Duc Gigondas Les Hautes Garrigues15 0 0 0
Benjamin Gras is now the 6th generation of his family to take the reigns at this benchmark estate. Les Hautes Garrigues is their flagship cuvee that comes from their oldest vines planted on their historic terroir.
"Comprising of the estate's oldest vines—a mix of Grenache and Mourvèdre from the le plateau in front of the village—the 2017 Gigondas Les Hautes Garrigues features subtle hints of smoke and crushed stone on the nose alongside scents of dark plums and black cherries. It's firm and full-bodied, with the ripe tannins and concentrated fruit to support over a decade of aging, plus a long, intense finish that adds hints of star anise and cracked pepper." 95 points - Joe Czerwinski (Wine Advocate, Oct. 2020)
"Brilliant magenta. Highly perfumed aromas of ripe red/blue fruits, exotic spices and incense, along with a smoky mineral nuance that builds as the wine opens up. Smooth and seamless in texture, offering palate-staining raspberry and cherry pie, spicecake and lavender pastille flavors that convey a suave blend of power and finesse. Finishes sweet, gently tannic and extremely long, leaving behind exotic star anise and floral notes." 94-95 points - Josh Raynolds (Vinous, Feb. 2020)