2016 Domaine de Cristia Renaissance
Proprietary Blend - 750ML
2016 Domaine de Cristia Renaissance
  • WE 96
  • JD 95
  • VN 94
  • WS 94
  • WA 92

Reg: $74.94

$69.94

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Reg: $74.94

$69.94

This product is
out of stock

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WE 96
Wine Enthusiast, December 2019
Rich and intensely glycerol in texture, Rennaisance feels the most voluptuous of Domaine de Cristia's 2016 Châteauneuf-du-Pape bottlings. Blackberry and plum flavors are plush and spicy, accented by notes of char, smoke...   Rich and intensely glycerol in texture, Rennaisance feels the most voluptuous of Domaine de Cristia's 2016 Châteauneuf-du-Pape bottlings. Blackberry and plum flavors are plush and spicy, accented by notes of char, smoke and licorice. Tannins are fine grained but firm and mouth dampening now. Hold till 2020. This bold, structured wine should improve through 2030. - ANNA LEE C. IIJIMA  
JD 95
jebdunnuck.com, August 2018
95+ The 2016 Châteauneuf-du-Pape Renaissance is also a slightly more restrained, elegant version of the cuvée, yet that doesn’t mean it lacks concentration or depth. Terrific notes of black and blue fruits, violets...   95+ The 2016 Châteauneuf-du-Pape Renaissance is also a slightly more restrained, elegant version of the cuvée, yet that doesn’t mean it lacks concentration or depth. Terrific notes of black and blue fruits, violets, peppered meats, and licorice all emerge from this full-bodied, tight, backward beauty that’s going to need 4-5 years of bottle age. As normal, the blend is 60% Grenache and 40% Mourvèdre, brought up in one-third new oak barrels and the balance in demi-muids.  
VN 94
Vinous, December 2019
Bright violet. Highly perfumed red fruit preserve, incense and potpourri scents are complemented by suave baking spice and vanilla flourishes. Sweet and expansive on the palate, offering intense Chambord, cherry pie...   Bright violet. Highly perfumed red fruit preserve, incense and potpourri scents are complemented by suave baking spice and vanilla flourishes. Sweet and expansive on the palate, offering intense Chambord, cherry pie, lavender and cola flavors and a touch of succulent herbs. Shows excellent clarity and spicy thrust on the gently tannic finish, which emphatically repeats the red fruit and floral notes. -- Josh Raynolds  
WS 94
Wine Spectator, November 2018
Warm and inviting, with waves of dark plum, cassis and blackberry puree pouring forth, inlaid with light ganache and graphite threads. The plush and velvety feel through the finish puts this squarely in the hedonist...   Warm and inviting, with waves of dark plum, cassis and blackberry puree pouring forth, inlaid with light ganache and graphite threads. The plush and velvety feel through the finish puts this squarely in the hedonist camp. Best from 2020 through 2035. — J.M.  
WA 92
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, September 2018
A blend of 60% Grenache (from 110-year-old vines) and 40% Mourvèdre (from 50-year-old vines), the 2016 Chateauneuf du Pape Cuvee Renaissance features hints of cedar and baking spices (a portion of the Mourvèdre was aged...   A blend of 60% Grenache (from 110-year-old vines) and 40% Mourvèdre (from 50-year-old vines), the 2016 Chateauneuf du Pape Cuvee Renaissance features hints of cedar and baking spices (a portion of the Mourvèdre was aged in new oak). It's full-bodied, supple and creamy in texture, with a long, cola-tinged and slightly warm finish. It should drink well for at least a decade. - Joe Czerwinski  
Category Description
Color & Type Red
Varietal Proprietary Blend
Country France
Region Rhone
Sub-region Southern Rhone
Vintage 2016
Size 750ML