WTN 1995 Dom. Santa Duc Gigondas Haut Garrigues

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WTN 1995 Dom. Santa Duc Gigondas Haut Garrigues

Postby Bill Spohn » Sun Apr 30, 2006 11:29 am

1995 Dom. Santa Duc Gigondas Haut Garrigues – A friend helped me move a bunch of cases out of a corner of the cellar so the plumber could get at a leaking pipe. The friend is primarily a Rhone lover and as luck would have it, most of the wine in that corner was Rhone, so it seemed a natural to pop a cork

The nose had some underbrush and violets, and above all (or rather under all, I suppose) an abundance of dark ripe fruit). There were also notes of vanilla.

Excellent structure, with lots of soft tannins - we discussed the levels and figure that one iota harder and the wine would still need some age, but these were just at the edge of being firm but friendly.

It also showed exceptional length, but the dominant characteristic of this wine is the wonderful sweet fruit in the middle. No rush at all, but now heading into prime time.
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Re: WTN 1995 Dom. Santa Duc Gigondas Haut Garrigues

Postby Alan Uchrinscko » Sun Apr 30, 2006 12:53 pm

Sounds delicious! I've always liked their wines...
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Re: WTN 1995 Dom. Santa Duc Gigondas Haut Garrigues

Postby Jenise » Sun Apr 30, 2006 2:03 pm

Love that underbrush thing. I can only dream of drinking a '95--I started buying these wines WAY too late.

Get the pipe fixed?
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Re: WTN 1995 Dom. Santa Duc Gigondas Haut Garrigues

Postby Bill Spohn » Sun Apr 30, 2006 4:14 pm

[quote="Jenise"]Love that underbrush thing. I can only dream of drinking a '95--I started buying these wines WAY too late.
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Dream" Nay dear lady - meet me in the underbrush and all can be arranged........ 8)

(Plumber comes next week)
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Re: WTN 1995 Dom. Santa Duc Gigondas Haut Garrigues

Postby Jenise » Mon May 01, 2006 12:37 pm

Dream" Nay dear lady - meet me in the underbrush and all can be arranged........


Okay, as soon as I'm finished with Professor Dietz, I'll be over. :lol:
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