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Date Printed: 7/25/2014
Cuvee du Vatican Chateauneuf-du-Pape Tradition 2009
Cuvee du Vatican Chateauneuf-du-Pape Tradition 2009
(search item no. 112273)
collectible wine
has fluid
has fluid 360

The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points
International Wine Cellar rating: 91 points
PRICE ON 7/25/2014: $44.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2010 The Wine Advocate rating: 89 points
2006 International Wine Cellar rating: 92 points
2005 The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points
2004 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
2004 International Wine Cellar rating: 91 points
2001 The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points

Winemaker's Notes:

The true nature of this wine is expressed by its greatest virtue: simplicity. A blend of 70% Grenache, 25% Syrah, and the rest Mourvedre, Cinsault and other grapes, this vintage is yet another vintage that never ceases to impress.
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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.