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2005 Pegau - Chateauneuf du Pape (Cuvee Reservee) Rhone Blend - France - Southern Rhone - Chateauneuf du Pape - Red

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France - Southern Rhone - Chateauneuf du Pape

Red Rhone Blend
Score
92
WA 92
WS 94
IWC 95
Drink Dates
Comm: 2013-2021 WA: 2014-2034 WS: 2009-2028
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IWC 95
Source International Wine Cellar
Issue Issue 136

($85-$95) Deep ruby. Seductive dark berry and kirsch aromas are complicated by musky garrigue, black olive and dark chocolate. Dense blackberry and bitter cherry flavors stain the palate and develop a licorice character with air. Tightens up on the long, chewy finish, which is dominated by tangy red berry fruit. This hugely concentrated wine deftly combines liveliness and power.

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WA 92
Source Wine Advocate
Issue 191
Drink Dates 2014-2034

The 2005 Chateauneuf du Pape Cuvee Reservee (normally a blend of approximately 80% Grenache and the rest Syrah and Mourvedre) exhibits a deep ruby/plum/garnet hue along with lots of grilled meat juices, roasted Provencal herbs, tar, blackberries and black currants. The wine is medium to full-bodied, still firm and tannic. It is those tannins that make the 2005 somewhat reminiscent of a tight, more austere-styled vintage such as 1995.

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WS 94
Source Wine Spectator
Issue Web
Drink Dates 2009-2028

This has plenty of gutsy blackberry and fig fruit up front, along with notes of pepper, licorice, Turkish coffee and garrigue. Superlong finish lets roasted herb and beef notes check in, while gaining even more depth as it airs. Not quite as much range as the awesome '03/'04 combo, but has the intense grip of the vintage and should cruise in the cellar for two decades.

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Author Patrick
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 96.262%
Tasted On 01/18/2016

Greatness

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Author Kyungju
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 83.333%
Tasted On 10/14/2014
Drink Dates 2016-2030

Black fruit, meat juice. It begins to show itself, after an hour. It needs time.

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Author DartAdam
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 100%
Tasted On 10/17/2012
Drink Dates 2014-2022

Lush mouthfeel. Lingering and building berry flavors splashed across a touch acidic and tannic backdrop. Tasty but needs a bit more time. Classic Pegau nose.

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Author fabioota
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 94.211%
Tasted On 03/16/2012
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Author Anon
Site / Blog Trust Rating 98.611%
Tasted On 12/09/2011
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Author Jeane Malfeasance
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 94.444%
Tasted On 10/27/2010

love renewed with bordeaux blood

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Author VinoDeparture
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 98.423%
Tasted On 05/13/2010
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Author Rick H.
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 95.402%
Tasted On 04/18/2010
Drink Dates 2010-2020

Smokey and meaty, and already throwing down a lot of sediment. Delicious now, but can age for longer.

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