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Tested from a preservation machine. Balanced nose of perfumed fruit with tart and herbal notes. Clean, elegant, balanced, well-integrated deep some... Read more
Well-decanted bottle ... improved markedly after a day vacu-corked in the fridge ... nose had distinctive thyme and tarragon. In the mouth had smo... Read more
Very similar in style to the Grenache - an inherent, smooth richness that makes for high 'drinkability'. More spice on the flavour but a little lig... Read more
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Tested from a preservation machine. Balanced nose of perfumed fruit with tart and herbal notes. Clean, elegant, balanced, well-integrated deep somewhat smoky fruit (strawberry, black cherry, raspberry, blackberry, detectable in varying proportions) that leans to the savory and is joined by slightly bitter nut oil, licorice, stone, thyme, and tarragon. On the finish everything from the palate fades together in good balance, very nice. Dry. Body medium plus, acid medium, tannin medium plus. I like these kind of wines, and they hold up vacu-corked in the fridge for several days, often peaking on day 3.
Well-decanted bottle ... improved markedly after a day vacu-corked in the fridge ... nose had distinctive thyme and tarragon. In the mouth had smooth strong plum and berry fruit, medium acid and tannin. Balanced and well-integrated elements with a finish featuring licorice, hints of mocha, citrus, leather, and nut oil. A classic CdR, yum.
Very similar in style to the Grenache - an inherent, smooth richness that makes for high 'drinkability'. More spice on the flavour but a little lighter in style with a longer lasting flavour. Spicy, leathery touches - another good sign of a perfect roast lamb match. Lovely flavours of red fruits mixed with blackberries, elderberry, a leatheriness, a strawberry edge and a dusting of spice http://www.spittoon.biz/domaine_cristia_from_naked_win.html
External Reviews for Domaine de Cristia Chateauneuf-du-Pape
Bright ruby. Exotic, smoke-accented aromas of raspberry, cherry and potpourri, with Asian spice adding complexity. Juicy, penetrating red and dark berry flavors show very good energy and appealing sweetness, with tangy acidity adding lift. Finishes seamless and long, with very good clarity and lingering spiciness.
A beautiful wine, the fleshy, concentrated 2010 Chateauneuf du Pape exhibits a dense ruby/purple color as well as copious incense, black currant, cherry, damp earth and forest floor notes. This full-bodied 2010 can be drunk now or cellared for another 10andndash;15 years.
Domaine de Cristia Tradition Chateauneuf-Du-Pape is quite exceptional in the 2010 vintage. Gorgeous structure with deft balance between fruit character, spice, and minerality.
Luxurious Drinks offers you: Wine - red - 2010 Domaine Cristia Cuvee Renaissance - France - Region: Rhône - Apellation: Chateauneuf-du-Pape - Grenache blend - 750 ml.
Luxurious Drinks offers you: Wine - red - 2010 Domaine Cristia Chateauneuf du Pape - France - Region: Rhône - Apellation: Chateauneuf-du-Pape - Grenache blend - 750 ml.
A very juicy, unctuous, fruit-driven style, with flattering plum, warm linzer torte and boysenberry fruit melded together and backed by lively anise and sweet spice notes. There's a good sappy feel through the finish. For fans of the not-shy style. Drink now through 2023.
The 2009 Chateauneuf du Pape is a blend of 80% Grenache, 15% Syrah and 5% Mourvedre from 50- to 100-year-old vines, and is aged in a combination of cement tanks (for the Grenache) and small oak barrels (for the Syrah and Mourvedre). The wine possesses a forward, seductive bouquet of kirsch, black currants, licorice, incense, lead pencil shavings and garrigue. This full-bodied, opulent, lush, stylish Chateauneuf du Pape should drink beautifully for 10andndash;12 years.
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