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2014 Chateau Sixtine Chateauneuf Du PapeBlend from France

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  • 91-93 Josh Raynolds - Vinous Media
  • 91 Jeb Dunnuck - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
  • 91 Wine Spectator
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91-93

"Brilliant ruby-red. Vibrant aromas of blackberry, licorice, garrigue and incense are lifted by a smoky mineral topnote. Gently sweet and expansive in the mouth, offering ripe cherry and dark berry flavors that become livelier and spicier with air. Shows excellent clarity on the long, penetrating finish, which is framed by smooth tannins."

91 Jeb Dunnuck - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

The 2014s were all tasted out of bottle and the 2014 Châteauneuf du Pape Château Sixtine is a terrific success in the vintage; it has plenty of fruit, medium to full-bodied richness, fine tannin and downright classy notes of blackberries, currants, garrigue and toasted spices. Made from 50% Grenache and 25% each of Syrah and Mourvèdre, drink it through 2024.

91 Wine Spectator

"Solidly fleshy for the vintage, with tasty raspberry and plum preserve notes inlaid with light savory, bay leaf and cedar nuances. Offers a lightly taut feel through the finish, but this should unwind well enough with modest cellaring. Best from 2019 through 2028. 920 cases made, 56 cases imported."

Product Detail

Item # 113194
Country France
Region Rhone
Sub-Region Chateauneuf du Pape
Ratings

91-93 - Josh Raynolds - Vinous Media

91 - Jeb Dunnuck - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

91 - Wine Spectator

Vintage 2014
Color Red
ABV 15.0%
Varietal(s) Grenache / Garnacha, Syrah / Shiraz, Mourvedre / Mataro / Monastrell / Garrut
Size 750mL
Closure Cork
Features
Taste black currant, blackberry, dust, leather, currant, blueberry, strawberry, blackberry , violet , oak , smoke , toast and vanilla
Nose vanilla, toast, smoke, tobacco, dark fruit, red fruit, spice box, cedar, thyme , clove , cinnamon , black pepper and mint