2005 Châteauneuf-du-Pape, Cuvée Renaissance, Domaine de Cristia
This wine reveals aromas of ripe cherry, blackberry and fine, toasty, vanillin nuances. The palate is packed with ripe, dense glossy dark fruits, a touch of kirsch, hints of liquorice and a black olive, tapenade character. Underscored beautifully with tannins, this is a bolder style than the Vieilles Vignes, more ostentatious and forthright. There is a fine balance of intensity and definition though with great length. A true success. Just 6,000 bottles produced.
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Region & country
Châteauneuf-du-Pape, Southern Rhône, Rhône, France
Ready 2012 - 2019