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Cuvée Du Vatican Diffonty Syrah Blend 2006 Wine Review

Cuvée Du Vatican Diffonty Syrah Blend 2006

Cuvée Du Vatican Diffonty Syrah Blend 2006

A.C., Rhône, CHÂTEAUNEUF-DU-PAPE, Estate Btld., France

Community Score: 4.6/5

Community Reviews: 2

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Price: $37.95

Drink: 2009-2022

Bottle size: 750 ml



 

Alcohol: 14%

Sweetness: Dry

Wine Type: Red Wine


Winery: Cuvée Du Vatican

Agent: Mih Selections

Product: 719120

Product: 613455

Product: 10918878

Natalie's Score: 92/100

Not for the timid: this wine explodes with concentrated dark fruit aromas and flavors. Notes of black cherry liqueur, blackberries, fig paste, cocoa and anise. A tightly woven wine with a towering structure and long length on the finish. This is why I love the Rhone Valley.

Syrah Blend food pairings: pasta with a carbonara sauce, leg of lamb, pheasant, tourtiere, nmature hard cheeses, cranberry sauce.

This was reviewed March 28, 2009 by

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Andrew Bernardo Wine Journal rated this wine as 90/100 with the following review:

Red currant, spicebox, graphite, nearly ripe purple plum, borderline raspberry notes. 90 Points. (Ottawawinejournal.com)

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