2015 Château Sixtine - Cháteauneuf-du-Pape (93 pts)

2015 Château Sixtine - Cháteauneuf-du-Pape (93 pts)

4/22/2021, 8:09:13 AM
2015 Château Sixtine - Cháteauneuf-du-Pape (93 pts) #winereview @jeanmarc _diffonty · ℹ️ This was tasted blind in a flight of 8 wines from the 2015 Châteauneuf-du-Pape vintage. I ranked this wine 2nd, but honestly it was a coin flip and later on I scored this a point higher. The group of 12 tasters ranked this as the wine of the night by a wide margin. This is the estate's top cuvée. Created by Jean Marc Diffonty who started running the domain after his father retired in 1993. The blend consists of 45% Grenache, 30% Mourvedre, and 25% Syrah. Aged in a mix of barrels and tanks with only 7% new oak. For most Châteauneuf-du-Papes this is a really percentage of Mourvedre· 👀 Deep ruby color· 👃 Medium+ intensity on the nose. Aromas of blackberry, black plum, sarsaparilla, oak, and baking spices· 👅 The wine is dry, medium acidity, medium+ fine grained tannins, high alcohol (but bothersome on the nose), and full body. Flavors of blackberry, black plum, cinnamon, cocoa powder, nutmeg, and oak. Medium+ length finish that ends in a dark cherry sarsaparilla blend that was really pleasant· 🔔 I had this pegged for the Vieux Telegraphe La Crau and at more than half the price, I am glad to be wrong😰. Modern and clean winemaking that really comes together and provides a lot of flavor and structure at the same time. This is a high QPR wine at $30+ in the US. This will only get better over the next 10-15 years. Well done 👏👏👏 In Blind, We Trust 😎· #france #rhone #rhonevalley #chateauneufdupape #chateausixtine #blindtasting #grenache #mourvedre #syrah #wine #vin #vino #葡萄酒 #vinho #wein #winelover #winegeek #winetasting #wsetdiploma #winestagram #wineterroir #sommelier #winelife #wineoclock #postmorewine #lovewine #winetime #wineporn #instawine

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