2005 Cuvee du Vatican Chateauneuf Reserve Sixtine

2005 Cuvee du Vatican Chateauneuf Reserve Sixtine

Appellation: Chateauneuf du Papes
Country: France
Wine Advocate: 92
Vinous Media: 92-95
Vins Rare - One of our best sellers!
Price :
Sorry, this product is not currently for sale.

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, Oct 07
Inky/dense purple to the rim, the 2005 Chateauneuf du Pape Reserve Sixtine offers up scents of creme de cassis, pain grille, resiny pine forest, roasted herbs, and pepper. Full-bodied, rich, meaty, and deep, it is a structured, masculine, full-bodied Chateauneuf that should be at its peak between 2012-2025. 92 points

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, Feb 07
One can imagine that the 2005 Chateauneuf du Pape Reserve Sixtine is even more backward than the regular bottling. Saturated black/purple in color with a classic nose of a walk in a pine forest intermixed with roasted herbs, black cherry liqueur, cassis, and something I often pick up in this wine, an almost earthy, peppery meatiness that, for lack of a better description, reminds me of a high-class steak au poivre dish at a French bistro. This is full-bodied and deep – a wine built/made for connoisseurs who have the patience as well as the cold cellars to store it. Give it 3-5 years of bottle age and drink it over the following two decades. This is one more estate that has come back strong because of a change in generations with the young, competent Jean-Marc Diffonty replacing his father, one of the grumpy but personality-filled characters of Chateauneuf du Pape. Yet from a winemaking standpoint, the father was inflexible and unwilling to change. Diffonty has lower yields and introduced a new blend, the Reserve Sixtine which is a blend of 50% Grenache and the rest Syrah and Mourvedre, the latter two components spending time in small oak barrels. 92-94 points

Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar, Jan/Feb 07
Dark red. Intense oak spice notes and dusty herbs accent bright red berry aromas. Sweet and silky, with powerful raspberry and kirsch flavors, supple tannins and excellent thrust on the finish. This is wonderfully bright and energetic, with the balance to repay cellaring. 92-95 points

x Ok, got it!

Oh musigny... a few problems

* That email address does not look valid...
* Sorry we need an email address...
* Wow, looks like we already have your email address in our system! Please login or use the forgot password link on the login page to get back in!
* Passwords need to be a minimum of 5 characters
* Looks like your two passwords do not match!
* Please check your credit card number! Something looks wrong to us....
* Please check you credit card expiration date!
* How about a First Name?
* We need a Last Name.
* Please enter the name on the Credit Card.
* We need a Street address
* Please enter a valid City.
* Please enter a valid State.
* Please enter a valid State.
* Please enter a valid Zip Code.
* How do you want to get your wine? Ship or pick up? Please select!
* How can we call you to talk wine? We need a phone number.
* Please remember to read and agree to our Terms and Conditions!

VinsRare Newsletter