The dark crimson 2010 Clos de Sixte is a classic Châteauneuf-du-Pape-type blend of 50% Grenache, 35% Syrah, and 15% Mourvèdre, aged for 14 months in 35% new oak barrels. Opens with a warm, ripe, perfumed bouquet of black cherry fruit and wild violets. On the palate, luminously fluid and supple, with bouncy, spicy blackberry and dark fruit notes seasoned by spice. Marvelously detailed finish of subtle minerality and warm, well resolved tannins.
Restrained now, with a touch of finishing dryness, but there is good volume generosity to the fruit, and I like the spiciness and lift of the fruit at the finish. –– Ben Giliberti
An unusually pretty nose for a Nuits-Saint-Georges Drink-now delicious, with gorgeous framboise and cherry notes. I found it irresistible. –- Ben Giliberti
Textbook Pommard, chunky, rich and mouth filling, with dark fruit highlighted by notes of berry. –– Ben Giliberti