La Bastide Saint Dominique Chateauneuf du Pape Les Hesperides 2017 - SPIRITED Wines
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La Bastide Saint Dominique Chateauneuf du Pape Les Hesperides 2017
SKU: 63802

La Bastide Saint Dominique Chateauneuf du Pape Les Hesperides 2017

  • jd96+
  • v92-93
  • wa91-93

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Black red color with dark reflections. Racy and opulent nose of black berries, liquorice, dark chocolate and oriental spices. Powerful and ample palate. Voluptuous tannic structure with a dense and velvety grain. The finely woody finish reveals new aroma palettes with smoky, roasted and minty notes. Pairs with roasted duckling with figs and liquorice juice, pheasant terrine with dried fruits.
Jeb Dunnuck
  • jd96+

Mostly Grenache from Pignan with small amounts of Mourvèdre and Syrah, the 2017 Châteauneuf Du Pape Les Hesperides offers a ripe, complex style that carries beautiful notes of black raspberries, forest floor, bouquet garni, leather, and ground pepper. This rich, sexy Châteauneuf du Pape has ultra-fine tannins, no hard edges, plenty of mid-palate depth, and a great finish.

December 12, 2019
  • v92-93

Limpid ruby. Oak-tinged red and blue fruit, spicecake and floral pastille aromas pick up licorice and smoky mineral notes as the wine opens up. Sappy and well-concentrated yet also energetic, offering palate-staining black raspberry and blueberry compote flavors that are braced by a spine of juicy acidity. Delivers an attractive combination of richness and elegance and finishes long and seamless, with building tannins and a lingering vanilla note.

Josh Raynolds, December 2019
Wine Advocate
  • wa91-93

The 2017 Chateauneuf du Pape les Hesperides is a 50-50 blend of Grenache and Mourvèdre from the Les Bédines lieu-dit that's aged in a combination of demi-muids and stainless steel. It comes across as slightly green and herbal at first, then adds stone fruit and dark chocolate notes. Full-bodied and silky in texture, it's an intriguing wine and well worth a try.

Joe Czerwinski, August 30, 2019