La Bastide Saint Dominique Châteauneuf Du Pape 2009, Ac

Rhone South Rhone-South
Rhone, France

$42.95 (231233)

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91 pts
5
May 14, 2011

Critic Reviews (3)

Julian Hitner
Julian Hitner

A stunning introduction to an otherwise exquisite vintage, the 2009 La Bastide Saint Dominique represents the first...

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John Szabo, MS
John Szabo, MS

Ripe, open, dusty baked strawberry, cherry and raspberry aromas are enhanced by wild savoury herb notes - in other...

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David Lawrason
David Lawrason

This is a very ripe, rich almost svelte young Chateauneuf, with classic aromas of black cherry, prune/olive ripeness,...

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Community Reviews (2)

Monika  Janek
Monika Janek

I wandered into my local hangout spot - the Summerhill tasting bar. Yeah, I'll admit to it. I went in this time because I knew this bottle was up for tasting. I loved it. I would drink this now and enjoy it, I would put it away and still enjoy it. I think I spent about 10 minutes just smelling it. So much going on with the nose - bright red fruit and spice . Lots on the palate as well. It brought me back to the times I spent wandering the narrow roads of Chateauneuf-du-Pape. I'm definitely going to pick this up for my collection. I'm sure it won't last long in my house.

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Dan Trcka
Dan Trcka

The 2009 La Bastide Saint Dominique Châteauneuf Du Pape is medium bodied, FRUITY to integrated wine, with nice aromas of yogurty cherry and red currant. It is slightly sweet, with nice balance of acid and refined tannins (decant for 15 to 30 min) and the finish is medium, bit alcoholic at 15.5% and somewhat tangy. This wine should definitely be aged as it is too young and it will do so nicely for more than a decade - try around 2014. My impression: NOTHING SPECIAL to NICE, 87 pts - while looking at the other reviews, I am starting to wonder if I am reviewing the same bottle, but having time to pay attention to the entire bottle (not alone), I must stand by my review. Tasted Aug/11.

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