2009 Domaine de Cristia Chateauneuf du Pape

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  • Proprietary Blend
  • 750ML
  • WS 92
  • WA 92
  • VN 90
  • RR 90

Reviews for 2009 Domaine de Cristia Chateauneuf du Pape

WS 92
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, November 2011
Lush and mouthfilling with a lightly chewy edge framing the dark plum fig and blackberry fruit. Hoisin sauce and smoldering tobacco notes fill out the full-bodied finish which cuts a deep trough. Best from 2012 through... Lush and mouthfilling with a lightly chewy edge framing the dark plum fig and blackberry fruit. Hoisin sauce and smoldering tobacco notes fill out the full-bodied finish which cuts a deep trough. Best from 2012 through 2023. 3000 cases made. -JM
WA 92
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, September 2015
About as Provencal as they come (which is a trait of the vintage), the 2009 Chateauneuf du Pape is comprised of 80% concrete-tank-aged Grenache and the balance Syrah and Mourvedre that was raised in barrel. It sports a... About as Provencal as they come (which is a trait of the vintage), the 2009 Chateauneuf du Pape is comprised of 80% concrete-tank-aged Grenache and the balance Syrah and Mourvedre that was raised in barrel. It sports a vibrant purple color to go with fabulous notes of blackberries, raspberries, crushed flowers, incense and Provencal garrigue. Full-bodied, concentrated, layered and sexy, it has tons of personality and will drink nicely through 2024. - Jeb Dunnuck
VN 90
Vinous - Antonio Galloni's Vinous, January 2012
Ruby-red. Red berry and cherry aromas are complicated by notes of anise, woodsmoke and dried lavender. Round and sweet on the palate, offering juicy red fruit flavors that put on weight with air. Finishes smooth and... Ruby-red. Red berry and cherry aromas are complicated by notes of anise, woodsmoke and dried lavender. Round and sweet on the palate, offering juicy red fruit flavors that put on weight with air. Finishes smooth and sappy, with resonating spiciness and very good persistence. -- Josh Raynolds
RR 90
Rhone Report - The Rhone Report, September 2011
A blend of 90% Grenache and 10% Syrah that's aged all in tank the 2009 Domaine de Cristia Châteauneuf-du-Pape is an outstanding wine that has an upfront round fleshy profile as well as plenty of southern Rhône typicity... A blend of 90% Grenache and 10% Syrah that's aged all in tank the 2009 Domaine de Cristia Châteauneuf-du-Pape is an outstanding wine that has an upfront round fleshy profile as well as plenty of southern Rhône typicity. Showing loads of concentrated ripe blackberry spice herbs de Provence and subtle tar and chocolate aromas and flavors this medium to full-bodied wine possesses a supple feel good freshness and plenty of length on the finish. It should continue to shine over the coming 8-10 years.
JJB 94
Chuck Hayward - JJ Buckley, April 2011
90% grenache 10% syrah from 20-60 year old vines grown in sandy soils. Fermented in concrete with no oak. This is a ripe modern styled cuvée that is darkly colored where the powerful concentrated grenache flavors come... 90% grenache 10% syrah from 20-60 year old vines grown in sandy soils. Fermented in concrete with no oak. This is a ripe modern styled cuvée that is darkly colored where the powerful concentrated grenache flavors come through. With a great deal of richness the texture is almost liqueur-like and the tannins are ultra fine. Approachable now this will only get better and more open over the next few years and will easily last fifteen more.