Cristia Châteauneuf-du-Pape Vieilles Vignes 2019

Grenache/Garnacha from Châteauneuf-du-Pape, Southern Rhône, Rhône, France
JD 97
WS 96
F 96
DE 94
15.0% ABV PRE-ARRIVAL
Item # 341261

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$79.95
List $116.00   Save $36.05

750ml
Pre-arrival (ETA: Sep 2022) 12+ Available
 
97 points Jeb Dunnuck: "The 2019 Châteauneuf Du Pape Vieilles Vignes (100% Grenache) brings more opulence and sexiness, with a more unevolved vibe in its ripe black fruits, violets, toasted spice, and Provençal garrigue-like aromas and flavors. Brought up in equal parts used barrels, new French oak, and demi-muids, it hits the palate with full-bodied richness, a seamless, incredibly elegant texture, ripe tannins, and one hell of a great finish. This is a Grenache lover's dream, and it should continue drinking brilliantly for another 10-15 years. Drink: 2021-2036. (11/3/21)"

96 points Wine Spectator: "[$116 list] A strapping young wine, brimming with dark plum paste and boysenberry compote flavors that are carried by racy licorice snap and fruitcake notes. The lively back end shows a hint of bramble and a touch of tar, giving this energy and power as it courses through the finish. Best from 2023 through 2038. 50 cases imported. (11/14/21)"

96 points Peter Moser (Falstaff) (4/11/22).

94 points Matt Walls (Decanter): "Better balanced than the Renaissance, not so much oak with the natural power of the fruit to the fore. It's very ripe, quite muscular and towards sweet in profile. A bright, zingy, technicolour style, polished and sleek, but will have plenty of fans. Warming alcohol. 100% old-vine Grenache from the lieu-dit Cristia sandy soils. Matured in barriques and demi-muids for 18 months, one-third new oak. Drinking Window: 2022-2033. (Oct 2020)"
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97 points Jeb Dunnuck: "The 2019 Châteauneuf Du Pape Vieilles Vignes (100% Grenache) brings more opulence and sexiness, with a more unevolved vibe in its ripe black fruits, violets, toasted spice, and Provençal garrigue-like aromas and flavors. Brought up in equal parts used barrels, new French oak, and demi-muids, it hits the palate with full-bodied richness, a seamless, incredibly elegant texture, ripe tannins, and one hell of a great finish. This is a Grenache lover's dream, and it should continue drinking brilliantly for another 10-15 years. Drink: 2021-2036. (11/3/21)"

96 points Wine Spectator: "[$116 list] A strapping young wine, brimming with dark plum paste and boysenberry compote flavors that are carried by racy licorice snap and fruitcake notes. The lively back end shows a hint of bramble and a touch of tar, giving this energy and power as it courses through the finish. Best from 2023 through 2038. 50 cases imported. (11/14/21)"

96 points Peter Moser (Falstaff) (4/11/22).

94 points Matt Walls (Decanter): "Better balanced than the Renaissance, not so much oak with the natural power of the fruit to the fore. It's very ripe, quite muscular and towards sweet in profile. A bright, zingy, technicolour style, polished and sleek, but will have plenty of fans. Warming alcohol. 100% old-vine Grenache from the lieu-dit Cristia sandy soils. Matured in barriques and demi-muids for 18 months, one-third new oak. Drinking Window: 2022-2033. (Oct 2020)"
Product SKU 341261
Producer Cristia
Country France
Region Rhône
SubRegion Southern Rhône
Appellation Châteauneuf-du-Pape
Varietal Grenache/Garnacha
Designation Vieilles Vignes
Vintage 2019
Size 750ml
Color Red
Blend 100% Grenache
ABV 15.0%
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