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Tue, Apr 30, 2024 10:00AM EDT - Tue, May 7, 2024 08:00PM EDT
  • 2010
  • 750ml
  • France
  • Rhone
  • Rhone Valley South
  • Chateauneuf-du-Pape
  • Southern Rhone Red Blend
  • Red
  • FF1322
  • FF1327
Lot 401

2010 Chateau Sixtine Chateauneuf du Pape - 6 bottle(s)-750ml format

Estimate: CAD$600 - CAD$840

Bid Increments

Price Bid Increment
CAD$0 CAD$20
CAD$500 CAD$50
CAD$1,000 CAD$100
CAD$2,000 CAD$200
CAD$3,000 CAD$250
CAD$5,000 CAD$500
CAD$10,000 CAD$1,000
CAD$20,000 CAD$2,000
CAD$50,000 CAD$5,000
CAD$100,000 CAD$10,000
This lot is comprised of 6 bottle(s) of 2010 Chateau Sixtine Chateauneuf du Pape - 750ml. Estimate for this lot is between $600 - $840 with a reserve of $480. The wine in this lot belongs to collection 11890.


Please note the following bottle conditions in this lot In Neck on 2010 Chateau Sixtine Chateauneuf du Pape

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This prestigious collection comes to Iron Gate from a revered connoisseur and long-time wine collector. Lover of American wines, he spent many years sourcing them from some of the USA's finest properties and had them stored professionally at 55 Degrees in Napa Valley. Recognizing his cellar had grown far beyond what he could reasonably consume, he's brought the wines to auction to share with fellow enthusiasts.
The wine in this lot has a score of 96 from Robert Parker and the following tasting note -The 2010 Chateau Sixtine Chateauneuf du Pape performed exquisitely and, again, was one of the top wines of the vintage. With better integration of the new oak than I have previously seen from Jean-Marc Diffonty, this wine's opaque ruby/purple color possesses lots of licorice, asphalt, graphite, blackberry and kirsch notes as well as hints of lavender, forest floor and garrigue. This opulent, full-bodied effort is approachable, but it will not hit its full stride for another 2-4 years. It should drink well for 15-20 years thereafter. This is one of Chateauneuf du Pape's ancient estates (the recorded history dates back to 1673), long owned by the Diffonty family (presently by Jean-Marc). Their first Chateauneuf du Pape was sold under the estate name in 1902. Jean-Marc is an innovative visionary and when he took over for his father, he invested heavily in temperature-controlled stainless steel and used new oak for the first time. Some of his traditional clients balked at the new styled wines, so he offered a traditional cuvee under the name Cuvee du Vatican as well as his old vine, more modern-styled wine, Cuvee Sixtine. Now, things have changed again. Starting in 2010 there is only one estate wine, called Chateau Sixtine. The second wine is called Manus Dei, and a negociant wine has been launched under the old estate name of Cuvee du Vatican. This may be confusing for longtime customers, but the important fact to remember is that the main wine produced is the Chateau Sixtine. In descending order of quality, one has to start with the Chateau Sixtine. In the past, this cuvee has been composed of 55% Grenache, 30% Syrah and 15% Mourvedre, with the Grenache aged in tank and old foudres, and the Syrah and Mourvedre in small oak casks.