2005 Clos des Papes Chateauneuf du Pape

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  • Proprietary Blend
  • 3L
  • WS 98
  • IWC 97
  • WA 94

Reviews for 2005 Clos des Papes Chateauneuf du Pape

WS 98
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, October 2007
This Clos des Papes is for me the best of the recent trio of classics from the 2005 2004 and 2003 vintages. It combines terrific fruit with superb structure and should rival the 1990 when it reaches maturity...
IWC 97
Stephen Tanzer's IWC - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, January 2007
Avril presented the components from foudres and opined that he now prefers this to showing an approximate blend because "blending on the spot isn't an assemblage it's just a melange and a wine needs two months after... Avril presented the components from foudres and opined that he now prefers this to showing an approximate blend because "blending on the spot isn't an assemblage it's just a melange and a wine needs two months after blending to harmonize." Sample #1 70% grenache and 30% mourvedre: Blackberry dark cherry plum and licorice on the nose. Sweeter on the palate with bright raspberry and bitter cherry flavors. This is "about 15.8% alcohol" says Avril. Sample #2 70% grenache and 30% syrah: Intensely perfumed nose combines powerful kirsch cassis and Asian spices. Silky and sweet with a deep cherry flavor and suave tannins. Sample #3 a blend of 80% grenache 10% mourvedre and 10% syrah: A strong floral quality lifts the ripe raspberry and licorice aromas. Lush broad and silky with impressive concentration. Sample #4 all grenache: Bright raspberry and strawberry on the nose. Impressively silky and sweet with strong minerality fine tannins and excellent persistence. The final blend should be a great Clos des Papes.
WA 94
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, February 2015
Hitting a natural 15.5% alcohol, Paul-Vincent’s 2005 Châteauneuf du Pape is decidedly more elegant and finesse-styled now than it was on release, where it was more dominated by its tannic structure. Still a youthful ruby... Hitting a natural 15.5% alcohol, Paul-Vincent’s 2005 Châteauneuf du Pape is decidedly more elegant and finesse-styled now than it was on release, where it was more dominated by its tannic structure. Still a youthful ruby color, it offers up a perfumed bouquet of kirsch and blackberry-like fruits, licorice, incense, Asian spice and forest floor. This is followed by a medium to full-bodied, seamless, elegant wine that’s lost all of its baby fat, yet still has a core of sweet fruit, fine tannin and a balanced, harmonious feel. It’s not a powerhouse, and is drinking nicely today, with another decade of longevity. - Jeb Dunnuck