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Cuvee du Vatican Chateauneuf du Pape Reserve Sixtine

Wine Details

Region

RhôneFrance

Wine Description

(2003 Vintage) "The brilliant 2003 Chateauneuf du Pape Reserve Sixtine is a blend of 50% Grenache, 30% Syrah, 10% Mourvedre, and the rest various red varietals. Aged in both barrel (30% new) and foudre, it represents approximately one-fourth of the vintage’s production, or roughly 2,000 cases. Yields averaged 17-25 hectoliters per hectare. The 2003 is an atypically powerful, concentrated effort that tips the scales at 15.7% alcohol. It boasts a dense purple color as well as copious quantities of black raspberri...

Expert Reviews
  • Wine Advocate
    (2003 Vintage)