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Domaine de Cristia Chateauneuf-du-Pape "Cuvee Vieilles Vignes" 2015 (Southern Rhone, France) - [WS 97] [JD 95] [VM 93-95] [RP 93] [JS 90]
Domaine de Cristia Chateauneuf-du-Pape "Cuvee Vieilles Vignes" 2015 (Southern Rhone, France) - [WS 97] [JD 95] [VM 93-95] [RP 93] [JS 90]


 


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Winery: Domaine de Cristia
Varietal: 100% Grenache
Region: Chateauneuf du Pape, Southern Rhone, France
Vintage: 2015
Bottle Size: 750 mL

Product Code: CRISTIACDPVV15-W

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Notes from the Winemaker:

Ageing:
18 months in 2 and 3 year old barrels.

Age of vines:
From between 70 to 80 years old.

100% Grenache

Tasting Notes:
Deep black robe with hints of purple.
Roasted hints and very ripe red fruit aromas.
Concentrated, powerful and explosive mouth with hints of cherries, ripe black fruits and licorice.


Ratings & Reviews

97 Points - Wine Spectator Magazine:
"This delivers a lush, enticing blast of cassis and raspberry and boysenberry preserve flavors, carried by a silky structure that lets the fruit play out at length, giving adequate time for black tea, singed apple wood, dried anise and fruitcake notes to fill in throughout. Dreamy. Grenache. Best from 2020 through 2040. 600 cases made." ÐJM (February 2018)

95 Points - Jeb Dunnuck:
"Made from 100% Grenache, the 2015 Châteauneuf-du-Pape Vieilles Vignes is a more opulent, hedonistic effort compared to the Renaissance and offers killer notes of plums, caramelized black cherries, spring flowers and licorice. Possessing sweet tannin, impeccable balance and a finish that won’t quit, drink it anytime over the coming 15 years or more." (10/19/2017)

93-95 Point - Antonio Galloni's Vinous:
"(raised entirely in neutral demi-muids) Brilliant violet. Sexy, spice- and mineral-accented aromas of ripe red berries and incense carry a suave floral topnote. Juicy, penetrating and concentrated yet lithe, displaying impressive power and lift to the raspberry liqueur, spicecake and lavender pastille flavors. Closes with resonating spiciness, silky, slow-building tannins and a strong echo of sappy red fruit. The marriage of depth and vivacity here is quite impressive." - Josh Raynolds (Mar 2017)

93 Points - Robert Parker's Wine Spectator:
"The pure Grenache 2015 Chateauneuf du Pape Vieilles Vignes (from 95-year-old vines) was raised in demi-muids. A lifted nose of raspberry liqueur leads into a full-bodied, creamy, supple wine that carries a bit of alcoholic warmth into the long, silky-textured finish." - Joe Czerwinski (October 2017)

90 Points - James Suckling:
"Plenty of ripe dark berry fruits and some toasted spices with mocha. too. The palate has a wealth of sweet red plum fruit that powers a fleshy finish. Drink now." (Aug 15, 2017)


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