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2005 Chapoutier - Chateauneuf du Pape Barbe Rac 750ml
2005 Chapoutier - Chateauneuf du Pape Barbe Rac
France - Southern Rhone - Chateauneuf du Pape
Red / Rhone Blend
2005 Chapoutier - Chateauneuf du Pape Barbe Rac
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Professional Reviews

IWC
89-92

International Wine Cellar Author: Josh Raynolds Issue: Issue 130

Medium red. Deeply concentrated, powerful, game-accented red and dark berry aromas. Inky, chewy cherry and cassis flavors are framed by solid, chunky tannins, with a subtle note of smoky herbs. A bit tough to read today but there's clearly outstanding material here.

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JR
19

Jancis Robinson Author: Jancis Robinson

Hugely ripe, almost overripe nose. But then on the palate it’s all held beautifully in check. Bravo! A real balancing act. You could almost lap this up now. Smooth and suave – positively a lounge lizard. Very tight fine tannins on the finish – this should have a really long life. Inredibaly there is no heat on the finish despite that ripeness on the nose. Wjhat a bravura performance. Silght dustiness on the finish but such FRESHNESS on the finish. Ninety year old Grenache vines on varied soils. Fermented in epoxy-lined concrete to minimise oxidation.

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Community Reviews

95

TMac Trust Rating: 99 Tasted On: 01/23/2010

A beautiful nose of red raspberries, strawberries, pepper, and fresh cut herbs. The palate was huge and intense -- gobs of red fruits, white peppercorns, and more herbs. The tannins were just beginning to broaden and sweeten. Finish went on and on. Another bottle that might love a couple of more years brooding quietly in a dark corner.

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