2005 Clos des Papes Chateauneuf du Pape

Bottle Size: 750 ml

Rating: WS98

Year: 2005

3 in stock

WINE OF THE YEAR 2007 by WINE SPECTATOR

This is really tight now, but it's packed with dark fig, currant, espresso, licorice and chocolate notes. Superfleshy but seriously structured, there's layer after layer of sweet spice, fruit and minerality pumping through the finish, with lots of latent depth and power. Far more backward than the 2003 and 2004 on release, but considering this typically puts on weight as it ages, it should be a monster--à la the 1990--when it reaches its peak. Best from 2009 through 2030. 7,500 cases made. –JM

Collections: Rhone Red

Category: 2005, 750 ml, WS98



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