Cuvee du Vatican Chateauneuf du Pape 2009
Cuvee du Vatican Chateauneuf du Pape 2009
Category: Red Wine
Varietal:Grenache, Cinsault, Mourvédre, Syrah
Region: France » Rhone » Chateauneuf-du-Pape
Producer: Cuvee du Vatican
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Cuvee du Vatican

A velvety-smooth, fine-grained Châteauneuf that always possesses good backbone for cellaring, but is always ingratiating in its youth. It acquires this cushion of succu- lence over the course of a year in neutral oak before bottling.

Wine Advocate

From the bottle, the 2009 Chateauneuf du Pape has lived up to its pre-bottle form. Composed of 70% Grenache, 25% Syrah and the rest Mourvedre, Cinsault and other varietals, it exhibits a dark ruby/plum color along with plenty of juicy, succulent, cassis and kirsch liqueur notes intertwined with hints of licorice, incense and underbrush. This full-bodied, sexy, lush offering also reveals a note of nori, the seaweed wrap used in sushi restaurants. Consume this 2009 over the next 10-12 years.

Score: 90. —Robert Parker, October 2011.

Wine Spectator

Very pretty, with a focused beam of cassis, black cherry and blackberry fruit laced with anise and black tea. A perfumy edge lends some length to the finish. Drink now through 2015.

Score: 89. —James Molesworth, September 30, 2011.

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