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Cuvee du Vatican Chateauneuf-du-Pape Reserve Sixtine 2010

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2010 Cuvee du Vatican Chateauneuf du Pape Reserve Sixtine 750ml

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External Review
Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
01/10/2013

In need of 4andndash;5 years of cellaring, the infantile 2010 Chateauneuf du Pape Reserve Sixtine is a behemoth. Made from a blend similar to the 2009andrsquo;s, the 2010 exhibits an opaque purple color in addition to a beautiful nose of melted licorice, blackberries, cassis, smoky barbecue embers, underbrush and soil overtones. Rich and full-bodied with a multilayered mouthfeel, this impressive, pure, well-built Chateauneuf will require patience. Anticipated maturity: 2020andndash;2035.


External Review
Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
12/06/2013

The 2010 Chateauneuf du Pape boasts an opaque, deep purple color as well as a stunning bouquet of scorched earth, tobacco leaf, black currants, kirsch and lavender. The impressive aromatic and flavor spectrum is nicely complemented by a long, rich, well-balanced finish with good freshness, precision and zesty acids. This cuvee should drink well for 15 or more years.


External Review
Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
01/10/2013

A dark, brawny style, with roasted apple wood and dark espresso framing the currant paste, blackberry pandacirc;te de fruit, melted black licorice and bittersweet cocoa notes. Thereandrsquo;s lots of muscle on the finish, but also lovely flickers of violet and pastis for nuance. Needs time to unwind fully. Best from 2015 through 2030.


External Review
Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
01/10/2013

The 2010 Chateau Sixtine Chateauneuf du Pape performed exquisitely and, again, was one of the top wines of the vintage. With better integration of the new oak than I have previously seen from Jean-Marc Diffonty, this wineandrsquo;s opaque ruby/purple color possesses lots of licorice, asphalt, graphite, blackberry and kirsch notes as well as hints of lavender, forest floor and garrigue. This opulent, full-bodied effort is approachable, but it will not hit its full stride for another 2andndash;4 years. It should drink well for 15andndash;20 years thereafter.


External Review
Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
01/10/2013

Glass-staining ruby. An explosively perfumed bouquet evokes dark berry preserves, incense, licorice and candied flowers. Stains the palate with sweet, pliant blackberry and cassis flavors. Closes on a sappy note, with resonating spiciness and lingering dark berry qualities. Note the name change from andldquo;Reserve Sixtineandrdquo; to andldquo;Chateau Sixtineandrdquo; that will take place as of the 2010 vintage.


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
01/11/2012

In need of 4-5 years of cellaring, the infantile 2010 Chateauneuf du Pape Reserve Sixtine is a behemoth. Made from a blend similar to the 2009s, the 2010 exhibits an opaque purple color in addition to a beautiful nose of melted licorice, blackberrie... Robert Parkers Wine Advocate. A Proprietary Blend wine from Rhone in France. 2010 Cuvee du Vatican Chateauneuf du Pape Reserve Sixtine 750ml



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