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2000 Patrick Lesec Châteauneuf-du-Pape Kristial
Red Rhone Blend
- Southern Rhône
Community Tasting Notes 5
Bill Bucklew wrote: (88 points)
September 4, 2013 - A complex nose of roasted meat, mixed red and black fruit and smoke. Mature palate, subtle notes of brambly fruit which picked up weight with some air time. Secondary notes of dry herbs, coffee and some oxidative Madeira like flavors. This is not going to improve, drink up!
Anonymous wrote: (89 points)
March 30, 2005 - On the nose, red fruits, raw meat, lavendar and pepper. On the palate, medium bodied with plum, dark cherries, raw meat and pepper, finishing a little shorter and more tannic than I would prefer. This one should have been decanted longer, or allowed to sleep for a long time.
Jeff Leve wrote: (91 points)
November 18, 2004 - Jammy black fruit, pepper, herbs, olives and tomatoes. The palate experiences the perfect blend of suave and wild, rustic elements. Drink this on the young side.
Vino Me wrote: (89 points)
May 2, 2003 - The Kristial gets its name from the Northeastern section of the CdP appellation called Cristia where the grapes for this wine are grown. Approximately 420 cases of this wine are made. It is 95% Grenache. This medium bodied wine had a dark reddish purple color. We drank it side by side with the 1998 Fontodi Syrah and I think we all agreed that despite being a good wine, it paled in comparison. It had sweet fruit with notes of blackberry, raw meat and plum and black pepper on the finish. It had a chewy texture with soft tannins. The finish was not as long as I had hoped. I give it 89-90 points.
Pro Reviews 2
By Stephen Tanzer
January/February 2003, IWC Issue #106 (link)
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By Richard Jennings
6/28/2003 (link) 88 points
(Patrick Lesec Châteauneuf-du-Pape Kristial) Nice blackberry nose; one note berry, cherry palate with little complexity; short-medium finish 88+ pts.
- Vintage 2000
- Type Red
- Producer Patrick Lesec
- Varietal Red Rhone Blend
- Designation Kristial
- Vineyard n/a
- Country France
- Region Rhône
- SubRegion Southern Rhône
- Appellation Châteauneuf-du-Pape
- Pending Delivery 0 (0%)
- In Cellars 64 (75%)
- Consumed 21 (25%)