Cuvée du Vatican

Réserve Sixtine Châteauneuf-du-Pape Red Rhone Blend

9.017 ratings
9.32 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
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
Bruce Dunbar

Great evolution as a classic CdP over the course of several hours. From dry, tannic and musky at the open to minerals and beef later and more and more super ripe, jammy fruit emerging toward the end. The tannins were firm but fair and the acid still sharp, making me think there was still room for development even after 20 years.

Great evolution as a classic CdP over the course of several hours. From dry, tannic and musky at the open to minerals and beef later and more and more super ripe, jammy fruit emerging toward the end. The tannins were firm but fair and the acid still sharp, making me think there was still room for development even after 20 years.

Jan 17th, 2021
Sylvain Rhainds

2001

Mar 3rd, 2018
Ruud Verhagen

2001; still very "jammy" wine, a lot is going on here!

2001; still very "jammy" wine, a lot is going on here!

Oct 9th, 2016
James G

This bottle is smokin' right now. And was the alpha dog in a lineup of straight killahs: fennel, basil, cured meat to go with pepper and cherry on the nose. Every sniff something new. CdP at its best

This bottle is smokin' right now. And was the alpha dog in a lineup of straight killahs: fennel, basil, cured meat to go with pepper and cherry on the nose. Every sniff something new. CdP at its best

Mar 14th, 2015
Steven Heydemann

Still too oaky and unbalanced.

Still too oaky and unbalanced.

Sep 21st, 2014
Erick O'Neil

Hinoki & The Bird. Goes down so smooth.

Hinoki & The Bird. Goes down so smooth.

May 9th, 2013
Ronnie Sanders

Owner/Importer Vine Street Imports

9.0

Ronnie had this 2 months ago

Ronnie had this 2 months ago

Mar 8th, 2021
Jeru (hammer's dad)

Jeru had this 3 years ago

Jeru had this 3 years ago

Jul 23rd, 2018
Emil Eyvazoff

Emil had this 4 years ago

Emil had this 4 years ago

May 26th, 2017