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Domaine de Cristia Chateauneuf du Pape Vieilles Vignes 2015

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Very expressive, with layers of lush blueberry coulis, fig paste, currant confiture and melted red licorice all wrapped with toasted spice and coursing through the vivacious finish. A gorgeous display of fruit, with the spine to keep it balanced. Drink now through 2027.

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Domaine de Cristia:
RED WINES The grapes are selected in the vineyard, then destemmed before being put into vats. Three weeks of fermentation and maceration in concrete vats follow, with the use of indigenous yeasts. Temperatures are kept low in order to produce aromatic wines. We do not insist on any massive extraction, but prefer the ‘matiere’ to express itself. (Due to the way we work in the vine... Read more
RED WINES The grapes are selected in the vineyard, then destemmed before being put into vats. Three weeks of fermentation and maceration in concrete vats follow, with the use of indigenous yeasts. Temperatures are kept low in order to produce aromatic wines. We do not insist on any massive extraction, but prefer the ‘matiere’ to express itself. (Due to the way we work in the vineyards, the grapes possess enough concentration). The pressed juice and free-run juice are blended together according to the vintage. Châteauneuf-du-Pape wines are aged in concrete vats and barrels for 18 months. Côtes-du-Rhône and Vin de Pays are aged only in concrete vats for 8 to 12 months. WHITE WINES The grapes are selected and pressed very quickly. They are fermented and aged for 8 months in a combination of barrels and stainless steel vats. Read less

External Reviews for Domaine de Cristia Chateauneuf du Pape Vieilles Vignes

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Vintage: 2010 12/18/2012

Very expressive, with layers of lush blueberry coulis, fig paste, currant confiture and melted red licorice all wrapped with toasted spice and coursing through the vivacious finish. A gorgeous display of fruit, with the spine to keep it balanced. Drink now through 2027.


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Vintage: 2010 01/10/2013

The 2010 Chateauneuf du Pape Vieilles Vignes (100% Grenache from 70- to 80-year-old vines planted in pure sand) was aged in 2- to 3-year-old small barrels. While it is a nearer-term drinking proposition, it does reveal some structure as well as the vintageandrsquo;s reserved personality. Despite the structure of the vintage and its backward character, the 2010 Chateauneuf du Pape Vieilles Vignes has enough openness and appeal that it can be drunk in its youth, although 2andndash;3 years of cellaring is suggested. The wineandrsquo;s dense plum/purple color is followed by a sweet bouquet of roasted herbs, black truffles, kirsch, raspberries and incense. Full-bodied, powerful and rich with decent acidity as well as moderate tannin and an exceptionally long finish, this 2010 should hit its prime in 4andndash;5 years and last for 15andndash;20.


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Vintage: 2009 09/07/2012

A dark, nicely toasty style, with bittersweet cocoa and espresso bean notes followed by muscular blackberry, black currant paste and braised fig flavors. The long, fleshy finish lets the cocoa edge hang on, with a tarry echo. This oozes fruit, but has the spine to go the distance. Best from 2012 through 2024.


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Vintage: 2009 01/10/2013

A sensational effort, the 2009 Chateauneuf du Pape Vieilles Vignes (100% Grenache from 70- to 80-year-old vines planted in pure sand) was aged in 2- to 3-year-old barrels. Incredible aromas of roasted Provencal herbs, licorice, truffles, kirsch and black raspberries jump from the glass of this dark ruby/purple-hued wine. Full-bodied and voluptuous as well as extremely elegant and poised, the sweetness of the tannin and the wineandrsquo;s unctuosity and viscosity are all remarkable. This is a blockbuster, old vine Grenache to drink over the next 15+ years.


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Vintage: 2009 02/29/2012

A dark, nicely toasty style, with bittersweet cocoa and espresso bean notes followed by muscular blackberry, black currant paste and braised fig flavors. The long, fleshy finish lets the cocoa edge hang on, with a tarry echo. This oozes fruit, but ha... Wine Spectator. A Proprietary Blend wine from Rhone in France. 2009 Domaine de Cristia Chateauneuf du Pape Vieilles Vignes 750ml


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Vintage: 2009 10/18/2011

100% grenache destemmed and aged in barrels. The most darkly colored of the three cuvées, this release is closed and more backward aromatically. The flavors are subtle on the attack with concentrated richness appearing on the backpalate. The overall ... Chuck Hayward. A Proprietary Blend wine from Rhone in France. 2009 Domaine de Cristia Chateauneuf du Pape Vieilles Vignes 750ml


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Vintage: 2005 08/06/2010

This is a modern-day classic of Chateauneuf du Pape. The third cuvee is the monumental 2005 Chateauneuf du Pape Vieilles Vignes, which is made from 100% Grenache, and aged in neutral but small oak bar... Robert Parker. A Proprietary Blend wine from Rhone in France. 2005 Domaine de Cristia Chateauneuf du Pape Vieilles Vignes 750ml



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