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Domaine de Cristia

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2017 Domaine de Cristia Renaissance  (Châteauneuf-du-Pape) 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.

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2017 Domaine de Cristia  (Châteauneuf-du-Pape) 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.

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2017 Domaine de Cristia Vieilles Vignes  (Châteauneuf-du-Pape) 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.

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2016 Domaine de Cristia Renaissance  (Châteauneuf-du-Pape) 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.

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2015 Domaine de Cristia  (Châteauneuf-du-Pape) 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.

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2015 Domaine de Cristia Renaissance  (Châteauneuf-du-Pape) 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.

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2015 Domaine de Cristia Vieilles Vignes  (Châteauneuf-du-Pape) 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.

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2014 Domaine de Cristia  (Châteauneuf-du-Pape) 91

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

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2013 Domaine de Cristia  (Châteauneuf-du-Pape) 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.

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2013 Domaine de Cristia Vieilles Vignes  (Châteauneuf-du-Pape) 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.

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2012 Domaine de Cristia Vieilles Vignes  (Châteauneuf-du-Pape) 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.

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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% alcohol.

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2012 Domaine de Cristia  (Châteauneuf-du-Pape) 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.

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2011 Domaine de Cristia  (Châteauneuf-du-Pape) 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.

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2010 Domaine de Cristia Renaissance  (Châteauneuf-du-Pape) 96

Ripe, alcoholic 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.

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2010 Domaine de Cristia  (Châteauneuf-du-Pape) 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.

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2009 Domaine de Cristia Vieilles Vignes  (Châteauneuf-du-Pape) 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.

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2007 Domaine de Cristia Renaissance  (Châteauneuf-du-Pape) 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.

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2007 Domaine de Cristia Vieilles Vignes  (Châteauneuf-du-Pape) 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.

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2005 Domaine de Cristia Vieilles Vignes  (Châteauneuf-du-Pape) 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.

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2003 Domaine de Cristia Renaissance  (Châteauneuf-du-Pape) 93

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

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2000 Domaine de Cristia Renaissance  (Châteauneuf-du-Pape) 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.

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