2012 Chateau Sixtine Chateauneuf-du-Pape
The 2012 Chateau Sixtine is a dark and deep wine with brilliant crimson color. Pure, intense dark berry and earthy aromas. On the palate, the mellow, well-integrated oak adds a layer of silkiness. A well-balanced tannin structure, precision, and just the right balance of fruit give this wine its full personality. Its delicate, subtle scents lead you to a delightfully long, fresh finish. The silkiness of the wine dominates throughout the tasting. A jewel of a wine.
94 Points Wine Spectator
An intense red, with cascading flavors of dark fig, cassis, blackberry pâte de fruit and plum sauce, underscored by notes of dark licorice and ganache. The long finish features lots of black tea and graphite accents, while a dusting of cocoa powder adds texture. Best from 2015 through 2030. 2,000 cases made.