Domaine de Cristia Chateauneuf du Pape 2009

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Blend aged in concrete vats for 18 months. Can be drunk young and kept for 15 years. Serve with roast partridge or Fricassee of guinea fowl with raspberry vinegar.
Category Red Wine
Country France
Region Rhone
Appellation Chateauneuf-du-Pape
Brand Domaine de Cristia
Alcohol/vol 15%
  • ws92

Wine SpectatorLush and mouthfilling, with a lightly chewy edge framing the dark plum, fig and blackberry fruit. Hoisin sauce and smoldering tobacco notes fill out the full-bodied finish, which cuts a deep trough. Best from 2012 through 2023. 3,000 cases made.

James Molesworth, November 15, 2011
  • wa91

Wine AdvocateThe 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 10-12 years.

Robert Parker, October 2011