Domaine de Cristia Chateauneuf-du-Pape Vieilles Vignes 2017 (7232)

Domaine de Cristia Chateauneuf-du-Pape Vieilles Vignes 2017 (7232)

Domaine de Cristia Chateauneuf-du-Pape Vieilles Vignes 2017 (7232)

Chateauneuf-du-Pape - Domaine de Cristia
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Cristia’s top cuvee. 100% 90-100 year old Grenache. Grown on clayey sand from the locality known as "Cristia". Aged in barrel for 24 months. Deep black robe with hints of purple. Roasted hints and very ripe red fruits aromas. Concentrated, powerful and explosive palate with hints of cherries, ripe black fruits and liquorice.

WCI 95

Wine Cellar Insider

Deep in color, the wine pops with licorice, dark cherries and garrigue. Soft, round and elegant with a nice pop of lusciously textured red fruits and freshness in the finish. This is going to drink well early, and age nicely. The wine was made using 100% old, vine Grenache.
JD 96

Jeb Dunnuck

Moving to the two 2017s, the 2017 Châteauneuf Du Pape Vieilles Vignes checks in as 100% Grenache coming from a single parcel in the Cristia lieu-dit, in the heart of the appellation, and was brought up mostly in old barrels, with 30% in new demi-muids. Revealing a more ruby/plum color, it has an incredible nose of spiced red and black fruits, ground pepper, garrigue, and spring flowers. These all carry to a full-bodied, layered, elegant Grenache that has silky tannins, flawless balance, and a great, great finish. It’s already complex and ready to go today yet will cruise for 10-15 years in cold cellars. (Drink between 2020-2035)
WA-JC 95

Wine Advocate - Joe Czerwinski

Possessing more concentration and richness than the other Cristia cuvées, the 2017 Chateauneuf du Pape Vieilles Vignes—sourced from 95-year-old Grenache vines in the Cristia lieu-dit—combines hints of cedar and vanilla from the barrels in which it matured with ripe raspberries and black cherries. Full-bodied and intensely flavored, it delivers those things without any sense of heaviness, remaining fresh, silky and elegant from boldly aromatic start to long, nuanced finish. Yum! 
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