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Date Printed: 12/24/2014
Cuvee du Vatican Chateauneuf-du-Pape Reserve Sixtine 2006
Cuvee du Vatican Chateauneuf-du-Pape Reserve Sixtine 2006
(search item no. 96267)
collectible wine

International Wine Cellar rating: 94 points
PRICE ON 12/24/2014: $59.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2010 The Wine Advocate rating: 95 points
2010 Wine Spectator rating: 94 points
2009 The Wine Advocate rating: 93 points
2009 International Wine Cellar rating: 92 points
2009 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
2005 International Wine Cellar rating: 95 points
2005 The Wine Advocate rating: 94 points
2003 The Wine Advocate rating: 96 points
2001 The Wine Advocate rating: 95 points
2001 International Wine Cellar rating: 91 points
2001 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2000 The Wine Advocate rating: 93 points

Winemaker's Notes:

"Inky purple. Seductively perfumed red and dark berry aromas are complemented by vanillin oak, fresh lavender and cola. Cherry-vanilla flavors show excellent depth and focus, with silky tannins adding grip. Fleshes out on the sweet, very long finish. Extremely promising."
-International Wine Cellar 92-94
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About Cuvee du Vatican:

Jean-Marc Diffonty is the 4th generation at the domain and has been responsible, since his father Félician Diffonty left the charge in 1993. Félician Diffonty was the mayor of Chateauneuf du Pape 1965-1995 and it was him who in 1958 named the domaine Cuvée du Vatican - with blessings by the pope! In 1996 Jean Marc was made president of the Young Winemakers of Châteauneuf du Pape.