2012 Château Sixtine Châteauneuf-du-Pape Blanc
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
Moving to the estate wines, the 2012 Cuvee Sixtine Chateauneuf du Pape Blanc is a knockout blend of 100% Roussanne that spent 6 months in barrel. Layered, rich and classy, with golden fruits, pineapple, sweet spice and toast, it flows onto the palate with medium-bodied richness, beautiful purity and a clean, focused finish. Always a rich white, it balances everything perfectly and will be versatile on the dinner table. Drink it over the coming couple of years. Drink now-2016.
Bright plantain, Cavaillon melon and salted butter aromas and flavors are followed by a long, creamy finish that shows a hint of macadamia nut. A flattering style.