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Chateauneuf du Pape Vieilles Vignes Cristia 2016 (750ML)
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95 Points, Joe Czerwinski, Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The pure Grenache 2016 Chateauneuf du Pape Vieilles Vignes reached 16.5% alcohol yet carries it really well, showing just a trace of warmth. Cola, cedar and black cherry notes lead into a plush, full-bodied wine with supple tannins and remarkable length. Although it may age past a decade, there's no real reason to defer gratification." 8/18
99 Points, Jeb Dunnuck, www.jebdunnuck.com: "One of the gems in the vintage is the 2016 ChÃ¢teauneuf-du-Pape Vieilles Vignes, and it's about as beautiful an example of old vine Grenache as I could imagine. Sporting a deep purple color as well as a huge perfume of blackberries, black raspberries, garrigue, crushed flowers, and exotic spices, it hits the palate with a wealth of fruit, a stacked mid-palate, awesome purity of fruit, and a finish that won't quit. Made from 100% old vine Grenache from the sandy soils of the Cristia lieu-dit, aged in one-third new barrels, it has a certain accessibility even today but will be at its best in 2-4 years and keep for 15+. It's the finest wine ever made by Baptiste and readers need to find bottles of this elixir!" 8/18