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2005 Châteauneuf-du-Pape Clos du Mont-Olivet (750ml) [Printable View]
Producer: Clos du Mont-Olivet   details
Appellation: Châteauneuf-du-Pape - Vallée du Rhône - France (AOC)
Type: red
Varietal: Grenache - Syrah - Mourvèdre - Cinsault
Maturity: Drink
Rating: Excellent
Est. Price: US$27.00
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Tasting Notes:
rated: November 23, 2008 , Robert Parker
90 points "The 2005 Chateauneuf du Pape Tradition exhibits a dark ruby color (darker than 2006) and a lovely, ripe nose of sweet black cherries, raspberries, pepper, loamy soil, and spice. The wine is medium to full-bodied, relatively soft for a 2005, with light tannin in the finish. It should drink well for 10-15 years. From one of the archconservative bastions of traditionalism in Chateauneuf du Pape, these are classic old-style Chateauneuf du Papes bursting at the seams with sweet cherry notes, roasted Provencal herbs, licorice, and resiny, loamy, earthy scents. These wines age surprisingly well; certainly the 1990 Cuvee du Papet in my cellar is one of the most monumental Chateauneuf du Papes ever made. 2006 looks to be a very good vintage for the Sabon brothers. - Robert Parker, Wine Advocate Issue 173 " Best 2007-2022
rated: February 19, 2008 , Blake Rawson
4 stars Best 2010-2020
rated: November 23, 2008 , Wine Spectator
93 points "Restrained, with serious structure underlying the raspberry and blackberry fruit flavors, this shows alluring perfume and a minerally spine on the back end, which really stretches out the finish. 4,165 cases made. - James Molesworth, Wine Spectator - Web Only " Best 2007-2027
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