2009 Domaine de Cristia Chateauneuf du Pape Cuvee Renaissance

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  • Proprietary Blend
  • 750ML
  • RR 95
  • WS 94
  • WA 94
  • IWC 92

Reviews for 2009 Domaine de Cristia Chateauneuf du Pape Cuvee Renaissance

RR 95
Rhone Report - The Rhone Report, September 2011
Lush and ripe but with solid underlying structure the 2009 Domaine de Cristia Châteauneuf-du-Pape Renaissance is a blend of 60% Grenache and 40% Mourvèdre with the Mourvèdre seeing some barrel aging and the Grenache... Lush and ripe but with solid underlying structure the 2009 Domaine de Cristia Châteauneuf-du-Pape Renaissance is a blend of 60% Grenache and 40% Mourvèdre with the Mourvèdre seeing some barrel aging and the Grenache seeing only tank. The wine is full and fleshy with sweet blackberry and cassis styled fruits that are balanced by licorice roasted meat subtle flowers and solid minerality that shows on both the nose and the on the finish. Decadently fruited on the palate with a full-bodied textured mid-palate sweet fruit and ripe tannin that shines on the finish. This needs a year or three to integrate and should have an easy 15+ years of prime drinking.
WS 94
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, November 2011
This is really packed but amazingly suave and polished as the huge core of braised fig melted licorice cassis and ganache is seamlessly put together and backed by perfectly embedded grip. The finish is hefty but a... This is really packed but amazingly suave and polished as the huge core of braised fig melted licorice cassis and ganache is seamlessly put together and backed by perfectly embedded grip. The finish is hefty but a mouthwatering note of singed iron keeps it driven. Best from 2012 through 2024. 500 cases made. -JM
WA 94
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, September 2015
A wine that needs to be forgotten for 3-4 years is the 2009 Chateauneuf du Pape Cuvee Renaissance. Made from 60% Grenache and 40% Mourvedre, with the Grenache aged in older barrels and the Mourvedre in new barrels, it... A wine that needs to be forgotten for 3-4 years is the 2009 Chateauneuf du Pape Cuvee Renaissance. Made from 60% Grenache and 40% Mourvedre, with the Grenache aged in older barrels and the Mourvedre in new barrels, it shows discrete oak in its blackberry, cassis, vanilla, smoked meat and licorice-laced bouquet. This gives way to a full-bodied, backward, moderately tannic 2009 that has solid density and concentration as well as admirable length on the finish. It should be at its best from 2018-2029. - Jeb Dunnuck
IWC 92
Stephen Tanzer's IWC - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, February 2012
Deep ruby. Pungent aromas of cherry compote dark berries licorice and oak spices. Round fleshy and sweet offering intense blackberry and cherry-cola flavors that show serious depth and no rough edges. The energetic... Deep ruby. Pungent aromas of cherry compote dark berries licorice and oak spices. Round fleshy and sweet offering intense blackberry and cherry-cola flavors that show serious depth and no rough edges. The energetic sweet finish clings with impressive tenacity and spicy persistence.
JJB 93
Chuck Hayward - JJ Buckley, April 2011
60% grenache 40% mourvedre with the grenache aged in old foudres and the mourvedre aged in new oak. Although a touch lighter in color than the classic cuvée the bouquet takes on another dimension. Scents of granite and... 60% grenache 40% mourvedre with the grenache aged in old foudres and the mourvedre aged in new oak. Although a touch lighter in color than the classic cuvée the bouquet takes on another dimension. Scents of granite and tobacco are layered with concentrated aromas of dark cherry liqueur. There is a touch more finesse on the palate and nicely integrated acidity helps to frame a lingering fruit-filled finish with the barest of tannins. This tension will be released after a few years in the bottle and it should provide great drinking over the next 15 years.