4 Ratings
Cuvee du Vatican Chateauneuf du Pape Reserve Sixtine

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Winemaker's Notes

"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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  • 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