The brilliant 2005 Chateauneuf du Pape Vieilles Vignes is a sexy-styled wine, especially for this structured, masculine, and somewhat restrained and backward vintage. This is full-bodied opulence with sweet tannins, low to moderate acidity, and gorgeous levels of plum, fig, black currant, and sweet cherry fruit intermixed with some smoked meat and lavender. This is a beauty of layered opulence and luscious texture. (RP)
Medium red. Sexy raspberry and cherry on the nose, with fresh floral and spicy mineral character building with aeration. Lively red fruit flavors stain the palate but maintain a suave lightness and good clarity. Finishes with juicy persistence and lingering raspberry and baking spice qualities. There's something positively Pinot-like about this, and it's utterly delicious now. But if you require Chateauneuf to assault your palate, you'll like this wine less than I did. (JR)
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