2009 Domaine Santa Duc Gigondas les Hautes Garrigues Cuvee Prestige

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  • Proprietary Blend
  • 750ML
  • RR 96
  • WA 96

Reviews for 2009 Domaine Santa Duc Gigondas les Hautes Garrigues Cuvee Prestige

RR 96
Rhone Report - The Rhone Report, September 2011
Quite possibly the wine of the vintage the brilliant 2009 Domaine Santa Duc Gigondas Prestige des Hautes Garrigues is a blend of 80% Grenache 15% Mourvèdre 3% Syrah and 2% Cinsault that's aged for 2 years in a combination... Quite possibly the wine of the vintage the brilliant 2009 Domaine Santa Duc Gigondas Prestige des Hautes Garrigues is a blend of 80% Grenache 15% Mourvèdre 3% Syrah and 2% Cinsault that's aged for 2 years in a combination of French oak barrels and foudre. Sporting an inky red/blood color to go with thrilling aromas charred earth garrigue licorice and smoked meat as well as beautifully ripe dark fruit this full-bodied seriously concentrated Gigondas has a layered textured mid-palate fantastic freshness and a structured age-worthy core. Give bottles 3-5 years in the cellar and then drink over the following 15 years.
WA 96
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, October 2011
A true whopper and one of the great examples I have tasted from Yves Gras is his 2009 Gigondas Prestige Les Hautes Garrigues. It possesses 16.5% natural alcohol and the level of concentration is remarkable. Inky purple to... A true whopper and one of the great examples I have tasted from Yves Gras is his 2009 Gigondas Prestige Les Hautes Garrigues. It possesses 16.5% natural alcohol and the level of concentration is remarkable. Inky purple to the rim this wine which is aged 20% in new oak casks and the rest in older wood and foudres has a stunning nose of lead pencil shavings incense camphor barbecue smoke blackberry cassis and kirsch. Its smorgasbord of aromas follow through in the mouth. A blend of 80% Grenache and 20% Mourvedre with ripe Mourvedre giving structure and a meaty complexity to the wine this is a massive Gigondas that will hit its stride in 2-3 years and last for two decades. I am not exaggerating its aging potential as I still have bottles of the 1989 Prestige Les Hautes Garrigues that are fully mature but gorgeous.