Cuvée du Vatican

Réserve Sixtine Châteauneuf-du-Pape Red Rhone Blend

9.082 ratings
9.018 pro ratings
Châteauneuf-du-Pape, Southern Rhône, Rhône, France
Red Rhone Blend
Tomato-Based, Pasta, Salami & Prosciutto, Mushrooms, Onion, Pungent Cheese, Venison, Hard Cheese, Lamb, Pork, Beef
Top Notes For
Rafael Landestoy

Really enjoyed the cdp and it went nicely with the lamb lollipops.

Really enjoyed the cdp and it went nicely with the lamb lollipops.

Nov 3rd, 2016
Geoff Troup

Sales Eder Brothers, Cellar Fine Wines

9.7

Wow. Just a stunning wine. Begins as a ripe fruit forward wine with a beautiful vanilla, sweet corn on the cob finish. gradually transforms into a wine indicative of Lirac. Strong wet rock, monstrous spice, dirt and earth and mushroom and garrigue. A beautiful example of aged wine's potential.

Wow. Just a stunning wine. Begins as a ripe fruit forward wine with a beautiful vanilla, sweet corn on the cob finish. gradually transforms into a wine indicative of Lirac. Strong wet rock, monstrous spice, dirt and earth and mushroom and garrigue. A beautiful example of aged wine's potential.

Sep 25th, 2016
Meghan Hamilton

Wine Educator Joseph Phelps Vineyards

9.7

The nose is all about smoke and meat and BBQ kettle chips. In the mouth you get into pepper and sour cherry and pomegranate. Love this.

The nose is all about smoke and meat and BBQ kettle chips. In the mouth you get into pepper and sour cherry and pomegranate. Love this.

Sep 24th, 2016
Bill Bender

Fully mature delicious CDP, warm perfumed and feminine with a lot of structure and tannic backbone.

Fully mature delicious CDP, warm perfumed and feminine with a lot of structure and tannic backbone.

Jan 25th, 2016
Jake Coursen

Like chocolate that's been in your grandmas leather purse on a cool fall day when you're hungry but don't know what you want to eat. #somm

Like chocolate that's been in your grandmas leather purse on a cool fall day when you're hungry but don't know what you want to eat. #somm

Oct 17th, 2015
Emma Criswell

PR Manager, Maisons Marques & Domaines / Louis Roederer

8.5

Either give me more wine, or leave me alone.

Either give me more wine, or leave me alone.

Feb 14th, 2015
Josh Grove

Sorry Chataneuf du Pape, I still can't get into Grenache-based wines.

Sorry Chataneuf du Pape, I still can't get into Grenache-based wines.

Mar 3rd, 2014
Max Gottesfeld

Deep fruit verging on sweet not my thing.

Deep fruit verging on sweet not my thing.

Sep 11th, 2013
Luis Perez

Sommelier Scarpetta NYC

9.7

Power and delicacy at the same time ?

Power and delicacy at the same time ?

Mar 16th, 2013
Jonathan

Must decant for a while. Typical CDP nose of wonderfully herbaceous and funky characters. The palate is equally pleasing and complex. Dark cherries, espresso, cocoa, all the good stuff. Great for the price.

It just gets better and better in decanter! Bump up score further.

Must decant for a while. Typical CDP nose of wonderfully herbaceous and funky characters. The palate is equally pleasing and complex. Dark cherries, espresso, cocoa, all the good stuff. Great for the price.

It just gets better and better in decanter! Bump up score further.

Mar 10th, 2019