2020 Domaine de Cristia Chateauneuf du Pape Vieilles Vignes

Proprietary Blend - 750ML
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JD 97 WS 95 JS 93 VN 93
JD 97

jebdunnuck.com, November 2022

(95-97 points) Not yet bottled, the 2020 Châteauneuf Du Pape Vieilles Vignes is all very old vine Grenache from the sandy soils of the Cristia lieu-dit. Brought up in demi-muids and a mix of new and used barrels, it gives...
WS 95

Wine Spectator, November 2023

Concentrated but not weighty, this has an ethereal quality to its attractive licorice, cherry pie and fragrant incense notes, shored up with chalky tannins and a dusting of graphite that offsets the warmth. Beautifully...
JS 93

jamessuckling.com, April 2023

The intense clove aroma is at the outer edge of typicity for this appellation. However, this Chateauneuf is simultaneously savory, dry and surprisingly elegant through the long balsamic and spicy finish. A pure grenache...
VN 93

Vinous, June 2023

Entirely made from old vine Grenache, the 2020 Châteauneuf-du-Pape Vieilles Vignes turned out well. It delivers pungent aromas of raspberry jam, strawberry compote, red and black plum, dried herbs, licorice, cloves, wood...


Color & Type Red
Varietal Proprietary Blend
Country France
Region Rhone
Sub-region Southern Rhone
Appellation Chateauneuf du Pape
Vintage 2020
Size 750ML
Percent alcohol 15%
Closure Cork

Introducing the exquisite 2020 Domaine de Cristia Chateauneuf du Pape Vieilles Vignes, a red wine that captures the essence of the Southern Rhone region in France. With a deep red color that shimmers in the glass, this wine is a true work of art for the senses.

Crafted from a proprietary blend of grapes, this Chateauneuf du Pape showcases the expertise of Domaine de Cristia. The vineyards, located in the prestigious appellation of Chateauneuf du Pape, boast old Grenache vines that have been carefully tended to in the sandy soils of the Cristia lieu-dit. This unique terroir imparts a distinct character to the wine.

On the nose, the 2020 Domaine de Cristia Chateauneuf du Pape Vieilles Vignes exudes a captivating bouquet of blackberries, ripe cherries, licorice, toasted spices, and violets. Each aroma intertwines seamlessly, creating a symphony of scents that is sure to captivate any wine enthusiast.

The palate is equally impressive, with a medium to full-bodied profile that showcases a seamless, elegant texture. Ripe tannins add structure and depth to the wine, while a great finish leaves a lasting impression. The balance achieved in this wine is truly remarkable, showcasing the artistry of the winemaker.

Renowned wine critic Jeb Dunnuck awarded this wine an impressive score of 97 points, describing it as "rock star stuff." Robert Parker's Wine Advocate also recognized its excellence, giving it a score of 93 points and praising its balance and elegance. James Suckling and Vinous concurred, awarding it scores of 93 points and highlighting its surprising elegance and high quality.

With an alcohol percentage of 15.0%, this wine possesses the perfect amount of warmth and richness, making it an ideal companion for special occasions or intimate gatherings. The 2020 Domaine de Cristia Chateauneuf du Pape Vieilles Vignes is a true gem that showcases the best of what the Rhone region has to offer. Uncork a bottle and be transported to the sun-soaked vineyards of France with every sip.