2017 Domaine de Cristia Châteauneuf-du-Pape Vieilles Vignes


Jeb Dunnuck: 94-97/100
Wine Advocate: 94-96/100
Vinous: 94/100

“this is full-bodied, concentrated and rich”



Professional reviews:

Jeb Dunnuck: “As always, the 2017 Châteauneuf Du Pape Vieilles Vignes is all Grenache from the Cristia Haut Lieu-dit that was brought up in 30% new demi-muid. It shows more classic Grenache characteristics in its black raspberry, crushed violets, pepper, and garrigue aromas and flavors. These carry to a medium to full-bodied, ripe, concentrated wine that strays straight and focused, with beautiful tension and elegance” 94-97/100 pts

Wine Advocate: “Still in demi-muid when I visited in June, the 2017 Chateauneuf du Pape Vieilles Vignes looks to be another terrific vintage of this wine, 100% Grenache aged in a mix of demi-muids, new and used barriques. Hints of cedar and garrigue accent raspberries and black cherries on the nose, while on the palate, this is full-bodied, concentrated and rich. It finishes with velvety expansiveness allied to surprising energy and freshness, even a touch of cracked pepper. Tasted twice (once blind), with consistent notes.” 94-96/100 pts

Vinous: “Deep bright-rimmed ruby. Oak-spiced cherry and Chambord aromas are complemented by vanilla and incense qualities and a touch of smokiness. Sweet and fleshy in style, offering red fruit preserve, cherry-vanilla and spicecake flavors that steadily expand with air. In a lush, extroverted style, with a long, smooth finish that features resonating oak and floral notes and even tannins that are quickly absorbed by the wine’s sweet red fruit.” 94/100 pts

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Châteauneuf-du-Pape, Frankrijk, Rhone