15 maart 2008
Nu bij het "Festival van de Lente wijnen" van Carrefour in de aanbieding voor 14,99 Euro:Clos de l'Oratoire des Papes 2005, Châteauneuf-du-Pape:80 % grenache, syrah, cinsault en mourvèdre.
90-92 points Robert Parker:
"The 2005 Châteauneuf-du-Pape has a deep purple color and a somewhat modern style of up-front black currant and cherry fruit intermixed with a bit of licorice, spice box, and flowers. It is deep, round, generously endowed with silky tannin and no shortage of near-term appeal, although I suspect it’s capable of lasting at least a decade. This is another estate that has turned away from making rather run-of-the-mill, overly commercial wines and seems to be intent on turning out far more concentrated, nuanced, and complex examples of Châteauneuf-du-Pape with their luxury cuvee, Les Choregies, a really top-notch wine. Drink 2007 - 2017"
90 points Wine Spectator:
"Dark and juicy, with fig paste, currant, mocha, tar and graphite notes that stay fresh and racy through the finish. The structure is nicely embedded. Drink now through 2015."
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