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2010 Santa Duc Gigondas Grand Grenache 66
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93-95 Points | Stephen Tanzer's IWC - January 2012

(made from a selection of grenache that owner/winemaker Yves Gras felt were the best lots of the vintage and raised in foudres):  Bright purple.  Wild, intensely perfumed nose evokes red and dark berry preserves, apricot, potpourri and Indian spices.  Rich and fleshy but surprisingly lithe, offering juicy raspberry and mulberry flavors and notes of candied lavender and star anise.  Silky tannins add focus to the very long, sappy, spice-accented finish.  These vines reportedly range from 50 to 110 years of age.

96 Points | Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate

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About Gigondas and Vacqueyras

The village of Gigondas, a few miles to the northeast of Chateauneuf at the foot of the Dentelles de Montmirail, was the first Cotes du Rhone-Villages wine to win its own appellation, with nearby Vacqueyras the next to be so recognized.
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Grenache (aka Garnacha)

One of the more versatile red grapes in the world, Grenache thrives in southern France and Spain (where it is known as Garnacha). Ranging in style from light and fruity to deep, brooding and intense; the grape also suits a variety of ambitions: Grenache can be used in inexpensive wines that offer immediate satisfaction, but it is also successful...
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