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 with a little bricking at the edge of the glass. Soaring nose of red fruits, seaweed, garrigue and roasted herbs. Rich, concentrated and not remotely roasted or ripe. The purity of fruit is spellbinding and the balance is impeccable. Raspberry, kirsch, grenadine and a hint of pepper on the palate. The finish on the wine is exquisite. Old school, classic CdP from a vintage that many too quickly dismiss. Bravo! Best over the next 2-4 years.

My rating: 96 points.

Current vintages should cost around $75. Look for the 2019.

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