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Domaine de Cristia

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2020
91
Forward, fruity and round with a touch of oak on the plum and kirsch filled palate, this will show quite nicely with a year or so of aging. The wine was made using a blend of 85% Grenache and 15% Syrah. Drink from 2022-2030.

Forward, fruity and round with a touch of oak on the plum and kirsch filled palate, this will show quite nicely with a year or so of aging. The wine was made using a blend of 85% Grenache and 15% Syrah. Drink from 2022-2030.

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2020
92
Produced from a blend of 60% Grenache and 40% Mourvedre, the wine shows off its nose of espresso, incense, smoke, flowers and cherries. Round, full, oaky and spicy with a chewy, kirsch and cherry palate, this modern-leaning wine is going to offer a lot of hedonistic pleasure early in life, but you will need to be oak tolerant. 2023-2032.

Produced from a blend of 60% Grenache and 40% Mourvedre, the wine shows off its nose of espresso, incense, smoke, flowers and cherries. Round, full, oaky and spicy with a chewy, kirsch and cherry palate, this modern-leaning wine is going to offer a lot of hedonistic pleasure early in life, but you will need to be oak tolerant. 2023-2032.

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2020
93
Dark in color, the wine is loaded with black cherries, flowers, licorice, and kirsch on the nose. On the palate the wine is deep, rich and intense with a lushness to the fruit, a full-bodied and a polish to the fruits and tannins in the finish. The wine was made using 100% old, vine Grenache. Drink from 2023-2034.

Dark in color, the wine is loaded with black cherries, flowers, licorice, and kirsch on the nose. On the palate the wine is deep, rich and intense with a lushness to the fruit, a full-bodied and a polish to the fruits and tannins in the finish. The wine was made using 100% old, vine Grenache. Drink from 2023-2034.

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2019
91
The kirsch and floral notes here get things off to a good start. Soft, silky, polished, fresh and sweet, the red fruits on the palate and in the finish are blended with the perfect amount of spice and herbs to provide complicated nuances along with the ripe kirsch oriented finish. Drink from 2022 - 2033

The kirsch and floral notes here get things off to a good start. Soft, silky, polished, fresh and sweet, the red fruits on the palate and in the finish are blended with the perfect amount of spice and herbs to provide complicated nuances along with the ripe kirsch oriented finish. Drink from 2022 - 2033

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2018
95
Ripe, rich, juicy and fresh, there is a strong sense of purity, sweetness, length and intensity and minerality to the spicy, peppery, red fruits on the palate and in the long finish. The wine is made from 60% Grenache and 40% Mourvedre. This is one of the success stories of the vintage.

Ripe, rich, juicy and fresh, there is a strong sense of purity, sweetness, length and intensity and minerality to the spicy, peppery, red fruits on the palate and in the long finish. The wine is made from 60% Grenache and 40% Mourvedre. This is one of the success stories of the vintage.

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2018
91
Deep in color, the wine is sweet, fruity, fresh, spicy and long. The cherries and black raspberries are fresh, vivacious and feel great on the palate, with a nice peppery kick in the endnote.

Deep in color, the wine is sweet, fruity, fresh, spicy and long. The cherries and black raspberries are fresh, vivacious and feel great on the palate, with a nice peppery kick in the endnote.

1,811 Views   Tasted
2018
94
Deeply colored with a touch of smoke, wild cherry, herbs, pepper, oak and mint, the wine is juicy, sweet, rich, long and focused. The wine was made using 100% old, vine Grenache.

Deeply colored with a touch of smoke, wild cherry, herbs, pepper, oak and mint, the wine is juicy, sweet, rich, long and focused. The wine was made using 100% old, vine Grenache.

2,117 Views   Tasted
2017
93
Medium bodied, soft, lush, concentrated and refined, with a blast of ripe, red fruits, freshness and purity in the finish. The finish elegant finish shows off its pure kirsch with ease. The wine is made from 60% Grenache and 40% Mourvedre.

Medium bodied, soft, lush, concentrated and refined, with a blast of ripe, red fruits, freshness and purity in the finish. The finish elegant finish shows off its pure kirsch with ease. The wine is made from 60% Grenache and 40% Mourvedre.

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2017
92
Round, sweet, soft and forward, the fruit is ripe, red and fresh, with an easy drinking charm. The wine was made using a blend of 85% Grenache and 15% Syrah.

Round, sweet, soft and forward, the fruit is ripe, red and fresh, with an easy drinking charm. The wine was made using a blend of 85% Grenache and 15% Syrah.

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2017
95
Deep in color, the wine pops with licorice, dark cherries and garrigue. Soft, round and elegant with a nice pop of lusciously textured red fruits and freshness in the finish. This is going to drink well early, and age nicely. The wine was made using 100% old, vine Grenache.

Deep in color, the wine pops with licorice, dark cherries and garrigue. Soft, round and elegant with a nice pop of lusciously textured red fruits and freshness in the finish. This is going to drink well early, and age nicely. The wine was made using 100% old, vine Grenache.

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2016
97
Inky in color, this gem hits it out of the park with its showy nose of licorice, thyme, smoke, kirsch liqueur, flowers and dark cherries. Fabulously rich, intense and mouth-filling, this is a palate-staining experience with length, intensity, and richness. Make no mistake, this is a big, bold expression of Chateauneuf du Pape. But it never crosses into being too much or over the top.

Inky in color, this gem hits it out of the park with its showy nose of licorice, thyme, smoke, kirsch liqueur, flowers and dark cherries. Fabulously rich, intense and mouth-filling, this is a palate-staining experience with length, intensity, and richness. Make no mistake, this is a big, bold expression of Chateauneuf du Pape. But it never crosses into being too much or over the top.

2,425 Views   Tasted
2016
95
Deep in color, the wine is big, juicy and rich, a well as luscious in texture, The fruits are perfectly ripe, there is density, freshness and complexity. But this is not your grandmothers Chateauneuf du Pape. Instead, this is a delicious example of a concentrated, richly textured, ripe, juicy, modern styled Southern Rhone that has it all going on. The wine is made from 60% Grenache and 40% Mourvedre.

Deep in color, the wine is big, juicy and rich, a well as luscious in texture, The fruits are perfectly ripe, there is density, freshness and complexity. But this is not your grandmothers Chateauneuf du Pape. Instead, this is a delicious example of a concentrated, richly textured, ripe, juicy, modern styled Southern Rhone that has it all going on. The wine is made from 60% Grenache and 40% Mourvedre.

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2015
92
With a nod to the floral side, the dark, ripe, juicy, fresh , spicy red fruits are easy to find and like. On the finish, you will encounter the pure kirsch and thyme characteristics. The wine was made using a blend of 60% Grenache with 40% Mourvedre.

With a nod to the floral side, the dark, ripe, juicy, fresh , spicy red fruits are easy to find and like. On the finish, you will encounter the pure kirsch and thyme characteristics. The wine was made using a blend of 60% Grenache with 40% Mourvedre.

2,968 Views   Tasted
2015
94
Luscious textures and a real density of flavor here. Juicy, rich and spicy, the wine is full bodied fresh and long with layers of pure, rich, ripe, sweet fruits that keep on coming, long after the glass is empty. The wine is made from 60% Grenache and 40% Mourvedre.

Luscious textures and a real density of flavor here. Juicy, rich and spicy, the wine is full bodied fresh and long with layers of pure, rich, ripe, sweet fruits that keep on coming, long after the glass is empty. The wine is made from 60% Grenache and 40% Mourvedre.

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2015
95
The garrigue is made more interesting with the strong thyme accent. Blend in a judicious amount of sweet, fresh kirsch, cherries and licorice with silky tannins and a long, polished, fresh finish, and well, you get the picture. The wine was made using 100% old, vine Grenache.

The garrigue is made more interesting with the strong thyme accent. Blend in a judicious amount of sweet, fresh kirsch, cherries and licorice with silky tannins and a long, polished, fresh finish, and well, you get the picture. The wine was made using 100% old, vine Grenache.

3,748 Views   Tasted
2014
91
Red fruits, licorice and kirsch aromatics paired with supple textures and a sweet, plush finish.

Red fruits, licorice and kirsch aromatics paired with supple textures and a sweet, plush finish.

2,295 Views   Tasted
2013
90
Fennel, incense and cherries, with a soft, forward, supple, fruit filled, cherry charm. Made from a blend of 70% Grenache, 15% Syrah and 15% Mourvedre.

Fennel, incense and cherries, with a soft, forward, supple, fruit filled, cherry charm. Made from a blend of 70% Grenache, 15% Syrah and 15% Mourvedre.

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2013
92
Smoke, licorice and sweet, plush cherries are easy to find, before you hit the silky, smooth, fresh, kirsch filled finish. The wine was made using 100% old, vine Grenache.

Smoke, licorice and sweet, plush cherries are easy to find, before you hit the silky, smooth, fresh, kirsch filled finish. The wine was made using 100% old, vine Grenache.

2,221 Views   Tasted
2012
93
This is already starting to drink well. The showy floral, cherry, garrigue and thyme nose is perfect for the soft, pure, supple, elegant textures and finish. It should be even better with another couple of years in the bottle.

This is already starting to drink well. The showy floral, cherry, garrigue and thyme nose is perfect for the soft, pure, supple, elegant textures and finish. It should be even better with another couple of years in the bottle.

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Notes of vanilla bean, juicy ripe berries and fennel create the perfume. The silky tannins and a long, spicy, black and blue fruit ending make this a treat. From 100% old vine Grenache, the wine reached 14% ABV.

Notes of vanilla bean, juicy ripe berries and fennel create the perfume. The silky tannins and a long, spicy, black and blue fruit ending make this a treat. From 100% old vine Grenache, the wine reached 14% ABV.

1,567 Views   Tasted
2012
91
With smoke, licorice and kirsch on the nose, the wine is plush, polished and ends with a rich, round, ripe wave of spicy black cherries. From a blend of 70% Grenache, 15% Mourvedre and 15% Syrah.

With smoke, licorice and kirsch on the nose, the wine is plush, polished and ends with a rich, round, ripe wave of spicy black cherries. From a blend of 70% Grenache, 15% Mourvedre and 15% Syrah.

2,548 Views   Tasted
2011
91
Truffles hide just behind the sweet kirsch sensations. This is followed by a plush, sensuous pop of ripe, spicy, black cherries to complete the experience.

Truffles hide just behind the sweet kirsch sensations. This is followed by a plush, sensuous pop of ripe, spicy, black cherries to complete the experience.

3,377 Views   Tasted
2010
96
Ripe, ABVic and almost too much to taste… Note I said almost with its jammy, licorice, chocolate and spicy character, the wine coats your palate, teeth and gums with layers of decadent fruit. There is a touch of heat in the massive finish.

Ripe, ABVic and almost too much to taste… Note I said almost with its jammy, licorice, chocolate and spicy character, the wine coats your palate, teeth and gums with layers of decadent fruit. There is a touch of heat in the massive finish.

4,287 Views   Tasted
2010
91
Silky, ripe, fat juicy berries, pepper, earth and herbs create a supple textured wine that delivers a pure, fresh, sweet, red and black, berry finish.

Silky, ripe, fat juicy berries, pepper, earth and herbs create a supple textured wine that delivers a pure, fresh, sweet, red and black, berry finish.

3,957 Views   Tasted
2009
93
Supple, rich and sexy, with loads of ripe, sweet, juicy, cherries, kirsch, pepper, garrigue and a hint of smoke. This is a lush, full bodied wine of pleasure that is already fun to drink.

Supple, rich and sexy, with loads of ripe, sweet, juicy, cherries, kirsch, pepper, garrigue and a hint of smoke. This is a lush, full bodied wine of pleasure that is already fun to drink.

2,747 Views   Tasted
2007
93
Already drinking great, deeply colored, packed with exuberant ripe cherries, jammy strawberries, plums, spice and fennel, the wine is silky, lush, concentrated and forward in style. There is no reason not to pop a cork on this delicious blend of old vine Grenache, Syrah and Mourvedre.

Already drinking great, deeply colored, packed with exuberant ripe cherries, jammy strawberries, plums, spice and fennel, the wine is silky, lush, concentrated and forward in style. There is no reason not to pop a cork on this delicious blend of old vine Grenache, Syrah and Mourvedre.

3,822 Views   Tasted
2007
95
Produced from 100% old vine Grenache, this rich, fat, juicy, concentrated, sensuous wine shows off and wants to be noticed with its aromatic display of black raspberry, boysenberry jam, licorice, pepper, earth, spice and kirsch liqueur nose. If that didn't win you over, the voluptuous textures, purity of fruit and persistence in the finish should do the job.

Produced from 100% old vine Grenache, this rich, fat, juicy, concentrated, sensuous wine shows off and wants to be noticed with its aromatic display of black raspberry, boysenberry jam, licorice, pepper, earth, spice and kirsch liqueur nose. If that didn't win you over, the voluptuous textures, purity of fruit and persistence in the finish should do the job.

3,300 Views   Tasted
2005
95
This is what you get when you have a producer that knows what to do with 100 year old, Grenache vines! Concentrated, lush, richly textured with layers of kirsch, black cherry, licorice and spice. The wine is full, deep and long, with a plushly textured, polished, sweet kirsch finish that sticks with you.

This is what you get when you have a producer that knows what to do with 100 year old, Grenache vines! Concentrated, lush, richly textured with layers of kirsch, black cherry, licorice and spice. The wine is full, deep and long, with a plushly textured, polished, sweet kirsch finish that sticks with you.

3,003 Views   Tasted
2003
93
Concentrated and rich. The texture is sublime. More black fruit than red. Already open. A wine for pleasure seekers.

Concentrated and rich. The texture is sublime. More black fruit than red. Already open. A wine for pleasure seekers.

3,589 Views   Tasted
2000
94
Aromas of plums, prunes, pepper, herbs, spearmint and green olives filled the glass. Huge, dense, opulent, chewy, multi layered wine. Very concentrated with dense black fruit that oozes from the glass onto your palate.

Aromas of plums, prunes, pepper, herbs, spearmint and green olives filled the glass. Huge, dense, opulent, chewy, multi layered wine. Very concentrated with dense black fruit that oozes from the glass onto your palate.

2,137 Views   Tasted