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2005 Cuvee du Vatican Chateauneuf du Pape Reserve Sixtine
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2005 Cuvee du Vatican Chateauneuf du Pape Reserve Sixtine

Wine Details

Varietal

Style

Red Wine

Wine Description

"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 conn...

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Vineyard

Cuvee du Vatican

Varietal

Style

Red Wine

"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 conn...

Expert Reviews
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  • Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar
    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.
  • CellarTracker Community Tasting Notes
    Community Tasting Notes (average 91.1 pts. and median of 91 pts. in 16 notes)
  • International Wine Cellar
    Rating: 92/100 - As reviewed by International Wine Cellar on 10/03
  • Wine Advocate
    Rating: (92-94) - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 169 on Feb-07
  • Wine Spectator
    Rating: 95/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 6/04