Santa Duc Roaix Les Crottes 2010, Ac Côtes Du Rhône Villages

Rhone South Rhone-South
Rhone, France

$17.25 (437491)

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89 pts
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April 16, 2016

Critic Reviews (3)

John Szabo, MS
John Szabo, MS

Nicely mature now, this CdR Villages is all stewed black fruit and plum purée, wet clay and freshly turned black...

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David Lawrason
David Lawrason

This is a fairly dense, soft, supple and sweetish red with lifted, floral aromas of very ripe plum/prune fruit, red...

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Michael Godel
Michael Godel

Rich, stewed, oaky and furry Côtes Du Rhône Villages. Good acidity and some fine grained tannin. The barrel is very...

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Community Reviews (4)

csd99
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It's only wine but I like it
It's only wine but I like it

Santa Duc's wines may lean toward the more modernist camp, but, based on this CdR Villages, they have not forgotten their roots. Very ripe black fruits, spice, herbs, pepper, firm but softening tannin, perfect acidity....this wine is lovely. All that one could hope for in a southern Rhone red...and more for $17 on sale. Going back for more. Tasted Sep 2016.

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James Walton
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Michael Stickings
Michael Stickings

This Grenache-Syrah blend (80/20) just screams southern Rhône, with its bretty, animal funk floating atop dense dark baked and stewed fruit (berries, cherries, figs), pepper, roasted meat, and earth. It's actually remarkably dense, with deep, concentrated flavours swimming in a thick, grainy, rustic texture. For the price, this is even more remarkable, but really, for all that character, this is a wine lacking finesse and balance, and at this point in its evolution also acidic freshness, and while the fruit ends up collapsing into a puddle, what's left is mostly that excessive bretty cover.

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