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2005 Clos des Papes (95 Points RP...98 Points WS) "Wine of the Year WS" Chateauneuf du Pape.No Reserve

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closed 23/08/2017, 01:09 PM

Lot size: 1 bottle of 750 ml each Wine type: Red, 2005 vintage
Tax status: Duty PaidQuestion Mark Origin: Chateauneuf du Pape, Rhône, France
Fill level: 1cmQuestion Mark Grape variety: Rhone Blend

The Clos des Papes 2005 was nominated "Wine of the Year" by the Wine Spectator,when it was awarded first place in their Top 100 Wines of 2007.

"The 2005 Clos des Papes has a deep ruby/purple color,identical alcohol to the 2006,and the same ph,but it is a much more tannic wine and the acids seem slightly more elevated,even though the analysis says they are not.A complex nose of resiny pine forest notes,intermixed with black raspberry,sweet kirsch,licorice,and lavender jumps from the glass of this deep ruby/purple-colored wine.Full-bodied,powerful,rich,and tannic,this wine begs 4-5 years of bottle age and should keep for 25+ years.In short,you can't go wrong with either of these vintages,although the 2006 will provide more up-front charm,and the window for drinking it will be just as long as the 2005.Patience will be required for the 2005.This remains one of the irrefutable reference point estates for traditional Chateauneuf du Pape".
(95 Points).

Robert Parker. (The Wine Advocate. #173. October 2007).

The 2005 Clos des Papes is for me the best of the recent trio of classics from the 2005,2004,and 2003 vintages.It combines terrific fruit with superb structure,and should rival the 1990 when it reaches maturity.It's really tight now,but it's packed with fig,currant,espresso,licorice,and chocolate notes.Superfleshy,but seriously structured,there's later upon layer of sweet spice,fruit and minerality pumping through the finish,with lots of latent depth and power.Far more backward than the 2003 and 2004 on release,but considering this typically puts on weight as it ages,it should be a monster when it reaches its peak..Best from 2009 through 2030".
(98 Points).

James Molesworth. ( October 2007. Awarded Wine Spectator's "Wine of the Year" in 2007).

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On 27 Jul 2017 at 09:43, the seller added a photo to this auction.

On 27 Jul 2017 at 09:57, the seller added a photo to this auction.

On 27 Jul 2017 at 09:58, the seller added the following description:

Please ignore the other photograph of a bottle of 2007 Clos des Papes.

Other details

This bottle was bought on release and has since been stored undisturbed in a purpose-built,temperature-controlled cellar.It is in immaculate condition,with the wine fill into neck and label and capsule in a pristine state.

Shipping details

Payment methods: PayPal, cheque and bank transfer
Returns policy: no returns
The wine can be collected: From postcode CT5 , Kent, United Kingdom
Shipping Method: Royal Mail Special Delivery.
Shipping paid by: buyer
Cost of delivery: £12.00.For extra safety,all bottles will be dispatched in polysafe tubes. If buyers wish to use Paypal,they will be invoiced with their charges(About 4%.Overseas 5%).Foreign buyers are welcome,but they should take responsibility for having suitable means of shipping.
Delivers to UK and Singapore
Other countries delivered to: Western Europe.For European buyers,please ask for a quote for shipping,which will be considerably higher than the UK price above.
Insurance options: Up to £500.

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