2016 La Bastide Saint Dominique Chateauneuf 'Secrets Pignan'

2016 La Bastide Saint Dominique Chateauneuf 'Secrets Pignan'

97 Points Parker's Wine Advocate
2016 La Bastide Saint Dominique Chateauneuf 'Secrets Pignan'
97 Points Parker's Wine Advocate

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An extraordinary Chateauneuf that is described as "pure silk and sensuality". Made from 100% Grenache grown on complex soils of sand and clay located in Pignan, this extraordinary label is a top offering from this house -- and one of the best wines out of Chateauneuf fullstop. Exceptional in every vintage, in the stunning 2016 conditions it has exceeded even its own high standards. Delicious now, it will age very well for the medium term.

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$84.99 in mixed 6+ or $94.99 per bottle




Its Origins

The husband-and-wife team of Eric Bonnet and Julia Moro (who run the winery) are part of a dynamic group of young winemakers whose wines are challenging the famous names of the region in quality, if not, thankfully, in price. Located in the commune of Courthézon along the eastern border of the Châteauneuf du Pape AOC, the nearly 26-acre vineyard was founded by Eric’s parents, Gérard and Marie-Claude Bonnet, in 1976. Julia says of their approach: “Old-fashioned Chãteauneuf is very gamey, very heavy. We prefer freshness, elegance, minerality.” The estate is in conversion to organic farming and will be certified in 2014. Organically grown grapes.

What The Critics Say

97/100 Parker's Wine Advocate, Joe Czerwinski

"All Grenache from the sandy soils of Pignan (nord) and matured in stainless steel, the 2016 Chateauneuf du Pape Secrets de Pignan boasts enormous levels of purple raspberries, plums and apricots. Full-bodied, plush and creamy textured, it delivers waves of supple, rich, concentrated fruit, plus enough spicy-herbal complexity to keep things interesting. An unadulterated expression of ripe Grenache, it's even more compelling than the stellar 2015 version. 500 cases produced." Drink 2018 - 2035

98/100 Wine Cellar Insider

"This is pure silk and sensuality. The fruit is perfectly ripe, the tannins and soft, polished and uplifting. The wine offers sweetness of fruit, purity, spicy notes and a long, complex, licorice, spice and pure, red cherry finish. A few years in the cellar will add even more character and omplexity. The wine was made from 100% old vine Grenache."

94/100 Vinous, Josh Raynolds

"Bright ruby. Mineral-driven black raspberry, boysenberry and spicecake aromas are complemented by hints of incense, licorice candy and pungent flowers. Seamless and impressively concentrated, offering seductively sweet, smoke-accented dark berry, cherry liqueur and lavender pastille flavors sharpened by a late kick of peppery spices. Rich yet energetic in style, finishing with excellent clarity and velvety tannins that sneak in late." Drink 2023 - 2032

Stats & Food Matching

  • Variety


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  • Region

    Rhone Valley

  • Closure


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  • Maturity

    2018 - 2035

This Wine Goes Well With

with BBQ
with BEEF



Delivery & Returns

We deliver throughout New Zealand and to some locations overseas. Our deliveries are made by trusted third party carriers. For further details on prices and delivery options please go to DELIVERY INFORMATION section of our site.

If for any reason you are not entirely happy with your order or you suspect that they may be affected by a quality issue, please do not hesitate to contact us and we will remedy the problem straight away. Contact us on 0800 422 767.


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