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Cuvee du Vatican Chateauneuf-du-Pape Reserve Sixtine 2009

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One of Châteauneuf-du-Pape’s great exponents, and one of the Rhône Valley’s most dependably luxurious wines. Its pronounced fruitscape is a testament to care- ful farming and winemaking in off-vintages, and is a thrill to look forward to when the wine reaches maturity in great vintages.

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Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
09/24/2011

Smoking good, the 2009 Cuvée du Vatican Châteauneuf-du-Pape Réserve Sixtine, aged in a combination of old and new wood, boast fantastic aromatics of blackberry and cassis fruit, smoke, spice, and licorice. With full bodied power and a decadent yet li... Rhone Report, The. A Proprietary Blend wine from Rhone in France. 2009 Cuvee du Vatican Chateauneuf du Pape Reserve Sixtine 750ml


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Source: NapaCabs.com
09/22/2011

Far more structured, with significant minerality, power and tannin is the dense ruby/purple-colored 2009 Chateauneuf du Pape Reserve Sixtine (45% Grenache, 30% Syrah and 25% Mourvedre). This cuvee is always aged in 100% small barrels, of which 9-10% are new. A backward wine for the vintage, it reveals serious structure, powerful tannin and abundant mineral notes backed up by full body and impressive layers of fruit and structure. It requires 4-5 years of cellaring, and should last 15-20 years thereafter.



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One of Châteauneuf-du-Pape’s great exponents, and one of the Rhône Valley’s most dependably luxurious wines. Its pronounced fruitscape is a testament to care- ful farming and winemaking in off-vintages, and is a thrill to look forward to when the wine reaches maturity in great vintages.

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