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2018 Domaine de Cristia Chateauneuf du Pape Blanc (750ml)

Clairette from Chateauneuf-du-Pape, Rhône, France

2018 Domaine de Cristia Chateauneuf du Pape Blanc
93WA

Tasted on two occasions, barrel samples of the 2018 Chateauneuf du Pape Blanc gave distinctly different impressions. The rating and description refer to the wine I tried from barrel at the winery, where this blend of 80% Clairette and 20% Roussanne showcased scents and flavors of grilled pineapple. Richer than the bottled 2017, yet better balanced, it's full-bodied, creamy, lush and long on the finish, with the wood less apparent. During my blind tastings, I found it brassy in color, with pronounced brown-sugar and cinnamon aromas and flavors. It just seemed off.

93 points, Joe Czerwinski, Wine Advocate (Issue # 244 - Aug 2019)

Alcohol By Volume: 14.5%
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$29.98
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