La Bastide Saint Dominique

La Bastide Saint-Dominique

Secrets De Pignan Châteauneuf-du-Pape Grenache 2017

2017: Well-rated, very good CDP that features darker stewed fruit flavors and a good amount of port and earth nuances. While it suffers a typical CDP lack of acidity and vibrancy at this stage the fruit concentration makes this an above-average bottling and complements the growing complexity. Good value at $52 (VR). — 2 months ago

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Château Grand-Pontet

Saint-Émilion Red Bordeaux Blend 2010

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K&L notes as follows, Grand Pontet is an interesting property, positioned in the neighborhood of other stars of the appellation such as Châteaux Canon, Beau-Séjour-Bécot and Clos Fourtet. It is, however, a small estate, a mere 14 hectares, and its prices are much better than some of its more prestigious neighbors. In 1980 it was purchased by Gerard and Dominique Bécot, owners of the neighboring Beau-Séjour-Bécot. They have applied the same high standards to both Châteaux in their possession, and their winemaking team crafts Grand Pontet alongside the Beau-Séjour-Bécot wines. Recently purchased in 2021 by Domaines Clarence Dillon (Haut-Brion, La Mission Haut-Brion, et al.), the property was combined with and incorporated into Château Quintus. Full-bodied and luscious, this Grand Pontet is laden with ripe blackberry fruits, savory tobacco, licorice notes, and ripe, softened tannins. It’s seamless and bold, not shy. It’s going to require something decadent to pair with, such as filet mignon or some other black-tie dish with plenty of flavor and rich umami presence.
— 2 years ago

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Château Chantecaille Clauzel

Saint-Emilion Red Bordeaux Blend 2014

See previous note which was my longest ever Delectable note. This wine has such an interesting story. Virtually unknown and surrounded by Right Bank royalty like Evangile, La Dominique and Petrus. Mainly Merlot with a small % of Cabernet Franc. Dark fruits with blackberry and a touch of vanilla. Only medium weight with soft fine tannins. Quite detuned. Cost $45 and drinks to its price point unlike the expensive wines produced by the neighbours. This tiny 0.4 hectare block’s grapes would normally be absorbed by one of the neighbours and end up in a much more expensive Cuvée. The previous Delectable note is incorrectly called Chateau Vieux Chantecaille but the lengthy description refers to this same wine. — 3 years ago

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Often neighboring domaines of the Very Famous provide interesting drinking
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Yes Peter. Having only 0.4 hectare there is no room for a winery so it is vinified elsewhere.

Catherine & Dominique Guffond

Château Le Sèpe Cuvée Initiale Red Bordeaux Blend 2016

Vintage 2016 | surprising under the radar Bordeaux. Sainte Radegonde lies in Entre Deux Mers. The fascinating bouquet got my attention. It is só joyful, combination of red fruit and minerals, utterly balanced, reminds me a bit of Saint Julien. A Point now. Gives much much pleasure. — 2 months ago

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La Réserve Saint Dominique

Rasteau Red Rhone Blend 2019

Quite nice with Pat’s spaghetti ($17). Fruity and smooth. — a year ago

La Bastide Saint Dominique

Saint-Galet Châteauneuf-du-Pape Red Rhone Blend 2019

A new vintage - beautiful CDP, balanced and elegant. We decanted, but again this wine is jumping right out. Very nice. — 2 years ago

La Bastide Saint-Dominique

Côtes du Rhône Villages Red Rhône Blend 2018

Dan R

Wow tough crowd re: the reviews below. Plump and dense, with dark fruit and garrigue notes. Plenty of regional typicity for the price tag. — 3 years ago

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La Bastide Saint-Dominique

Les Hespérides Châteauneuf-du-Pape Red Rhone Blend 2010

This was a magnam and it was quite simply fantastic. Great fruit with dried fruit and herb overtones. — 3 months ago

La Bastide Saint-Dominique

Vieilles Vignes Chateauneuf-du-Pape Secrets de Pignan 2011

Smoky, meaty, and minty, good but needs lamb. — 6 months ago

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Château Jean-Faure

Saint-Émilion Red Bordeaux Blend 2015

Beautiful nose, ripe plums and blackcherry core, with cranberry and tart cherry. Subtle eucalyptus, tobacco, and olive tapenade. Roses. Racy minerality. Palate delivers ripe blackrasberry pie, clove, cedar box and cranberry. Persistent with balance and freshness. 50% Cabernet franc, 45% merlot, 5% Malbec. Grown on blue clay soils, with famous neighbors of Chevalier Blanc and La Dominique. Drink with short decant or hold. — 2 years ago

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