Bottle Notes, Châteauneuf-du-Pape

2007 La Bastide Saint-Dominique Châteauneuf-du-Pape Les Secrets de Pignan – Bottle Notes

Domaine La Bastide Saint Dominique was founded in 1976. Four years later, in 1980, Domaine La Bastide Saint Dominique produced, bottled and sold their first wine. Domaine La Bastide Saint Dominique is owned by the Bonnet family who are also well-known negociants in the Rhone Valley.

La Bastide Saint Dominique is best know for their Secrets de Pignan which is produced from 95% old vine Grenache and 5% Mourvedre. The vines for this wine are close to 100 years of age.

Crimson in color. 15% ABV. Sublime nose of red fruits, garrigue and ruby port. Medium body with nice acidity. Exceptional balance. Fresh and charming. Raspberry, kirsch liqueur, herbes de Provence and licorice on the palate. The finish is breathtaking. Brilliant wine that delivers a serious blow to conventional wisdom regarding the 2007 vintage. Just a stunner. Best over the next 3-5 years.

My rating: 96 points.

Current vintages should cost around $75. Look for the 2016.

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