2005 Patrick Lesec Chateauneuf du Pape les Galets Blonds

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  • Proprietary Blend
  • 750ML
  • IWC 94
  • WA 93

Reviews for 2005 Patrick Lesec Chateauneuf du Pape les Galets Blonds

IWC 94
Stephen Tanzer's IWC - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, January 2007
Inky ruby. Deep pungent scents of garrigue-accented red and dark berries. Imploded blackberry and cassis flavors are complicated by licorice bitter chocolate and oak spices. Firms up nicely on the back gaining freshness... Inky ruby. Deep pungent scents of garrigue-accented red and dark berries. Imploded blackberry and cassis flavors are complicated by licorice bitter chocolate and oak spices. Firms up nicely on the back gaining freshness and energy and finishing with superb persistence.
WA 93
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, February 2007
The 2005 Chateauneuf du Pape Les Galets Blonds is beautiful gorgeously intense full-bodied with a multi-dimensional mouthfeel huge texture and superb richness and depth. This wine has plenty of structure but also plenty... The 2005 Chateauneuf du Pape Les Galets Blonds is beautiful gorgeously intense full-bodied with a multi-dimensional mouthfeel huge texture and superb richness and depth. This wine has plenty of structure but also plenty of glycerin and alcohol. A real blockbuster give it 2-3 years of bottle age and drink it over the next 15 or more years.Patrick Lesec the Frenchman who spent an important segment of his life in Santa Barbara does a stunning job of accessing wines from old vineyards and putting together sensational blends in the southern Rhone. Everything is treated with respect for the regional typicity and character of the grapes. His strengths are the Chateauneuf du Papes his Cotes du Rhones as well as Vacqueyras and Gigondas. I haven't reviewed everything that I've tasted but just about anything with the Patrick Lesec label on it deserves a try as the prices are uncommonly fair for wines of such high quality. What I do find about them since I purchase them myself is that since they are made with minimal exposure to oxygen in a very reductive way they often seem dormant even dumb when first released in the bottle. But since they are bottled unfined and unfiltered the full character does come forward although it usually requires 2-4 years of bottle age especially for the bigger wines from Chateauneuf du Pape. In any event I consider this an unheralded source for top quality wines from a high-class negociant dedicated to artisinal winemaking.