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2011 Château Sixtine Châteauneuf-du-Pape Manus Dei
Red Rhone Blend
- Southern Rhône
Community Tasting Notes 10
February 20, 2017 - Double decanted. Best showing for this bottle so far. Dark nose with raspberry liqueur, charcoal and thyme. On the palate good acidity with more raspberry liqueur, and a touch of earth melting into a chalky tannic finish. Not overly complex, but showed well.
Loren Sonkin wrote: (90 points)
December 2, 2016 - Mostly CdP (Dr. M's in Ohio City): I was not expecting this to be as good as it was. More than just solid. Dark ruby in color. The nose has cherries and some anise. On the palate, cherries turning slightly sour on the finish. Nice texture. Nothing green. A bit of depth to it. I don't recall trying this but I do remember not that great notes on it. At least the bottle showed quite well. Nothing austere or thin about it. Certainly not a fruit bomb, but it holds its own.
April 2, 2015 - It's been about a year since we opened a bottle of this. Decanted it this time, and it really hit its stride after about 2 hrs open. Much better than the previous bottle. Black cherries and some liqueur with hints of vanilla, char, violets and a bit of alcohol (the alcohol was more apparent when the bottle was opened). Full bodied with good acidity and more dark sweet cherries on the palate. I really liked the pepper on the finish; this is still fairly tannic. It will be interesting to see what my last bottle looks like.
The winery lists this as 15% ABV, while the bottle lists this as 14% ABV. 60% Grenache, 25% Syrah, 15% Mourvedre.
ben3723 wrote: (90 points)
March 8, 2015 - Needs time to open up. Fine to drink now but will be a bit better with time.
Jeff Leve wrote: (87 points)
August 19, 2014 - Supple easy tasting and forward, some dryness is found in the spicy, cherry and wild strawberry finish.
Pro Reviews 5
By Josh Raynolds
January/February 2014, IWC Issue #172 (link)
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By Josh Raynolds
January/February 2013, IWC Issue #166 (link)
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By Jancis Robinson, MW
(Ch Sixtine, Manus Dei Châteauneuf-du-Pape Red) Subscribe to see review text.
The Rhone Report
By Jeb Dunnuck
Issue #13, 10/1/2012 (link) (91-93) points
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By Richard Jennings
2/8/2013 (link) 92 points
(Château Sixtine Châteauneuf-du-Pape Manus Dei) Very dark ruby color; ripe cherry, ripe berry, ripe raspberry nose; tasty, rich, tart cherry, tart berry, mineral palate with good acidity; ready now but could benefit from 1-2 years of age and should go 10-12; medium-plus finish (60% Grenache, 25% Syrah, 15% Mourvedre)
- Vintage 2011
- Type Red
- Producer Château Sixtine
- Varietal Red Rhone Blend
- Designation Manus Dei
- Vineyard n/a
- Country France
- Region Rhône
- SubRegion Southern Rhône
- Appellation Châteauneuf-du-Pape
- Pending Delivery 0 (0%)
- In Cellars 80 (67%)
- Consumed 39 (33%)
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