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2010 Chateau Sixtine Rouge (750ml)

Grenache from Chateauneuf-du-Pape, Rhône, France

2010 Chateau Sixtine Rouge
96WA
94WS

The 2010 Chateau Sixtine Chateauneuf du Pape performed exquisitely and, again, was one of the top wines of the vintage. With better integration of the new oak than I have previously seen from Jean-Marc Diffonty, this wine's opaque ruby/purple color possesses lots of licorice, asphalt, graphite, blackberry and kirsch notes as well as hints of lavender, forest floor and garrigue. This opulent, full-bodied effort is approachable, but it will not hit its full stride for another 2-4 years. It should drink well for 15-20 years thereafter.

96 points, Robert Parker's Wine Advocate (Issue # 203 - Oct 2012)

A dark, brawny style, with roasted apple wood and dark espresso framing the currant paste, blackberry pâte de fruit, melted black licorice and bittersweet cocoa notes. There's lots of muscle on the finish, but also lovely flickers of violet and pastis for nuance. Needs time to unwind fully. Best from 2015 through 2030. 1,500 cases made.

94 points, Wine Spectator (Oct 2012)

Alcohol By Volume: 15.5%
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