Bosquet des Papes Red Rhone Blend Châteauneuf-du-Pape Cuvée Tradition 2005
This wine has a dense ruby/purple color and a sweet nose of black cherries, crme de cassis, plums, allspice, and smoky gamey notes with a hint of damp earth. The wine is ripe, full-bodied, powerful, and moderately tannic. It will drink well young as well as age nicely for up to 15 years.--Robert Parker Cheese Pairings: Taleggio, ReblochonFood Pairings: Grilled Meats, Country Pate, Beef Tenderloin
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This wine is made in the traditional style, based on 75 percent Grenache, Syrah, Mourvèdre and other rapes. Maurice Boiron took advantage of the great '98 vintage. In addition to this "classic cuvée," Boiron fashioned an uncompromising cuvée from 100 percent Grenache.
A wonderful wine from start to finish. The nose has classic aromas of black cherries, herbs and pepper. It is full-bodied in the mouth with cassis and spice flavors. The finish is outstanding and very long. Try it with lamb or game.
Maurice Boiron and his wife run this estate, which has been one of my favorite Châteauneuf-du-Pape estates since the late seventies. The wine has been remarkably consistent. The 1995 Châteauneuf-du-Pape reveals a more purple hue to its color, greater ripeness, and more glycerin, structure, and power. It is a full-bodied, concentrated, powerful Bosquet des Papes that should be the finest regular cuvee made at this esate since 1989 and 1990.
Dense plum/purple-colored, the 2000 Chateauneuf du Pape Cuvee Classique offers up gorgeous aromas of dried Provencal herbs, cedar, cherry jam, plums, and pepper. Ripe and full-bodied, with outstanding concentration as well as purity, this sexy, layered Chateauneuf will provide enjoyment over the next 12-15 years.
Terrific. Round and rich, this velvety red delivers subtle mineral, toasted oak and ripe, flavorful fruit, with wet earth, floral and toasted spice notes. Firm tannins give structure and great length. Best from 2005 through 2020.
Medium red-ruby. Aromas of red currant, tobacco, nuts, truffle and spice cake; less vibrant than the 2000 but very Châteauneuf-du-Pape. Soft and pliant, with enticing sweetness. Maturing notes of earth, smoke and truffle. A bit less sweet in the finish, which features some slightly dusty tannins. Boiron says the pH here is "closer to 3.3 than to 3.5," which suggests that the fruit was only moderately ripe.
In the traditional vein, with pepper, garrigue, cherry, game, sandalwood and mineral notes that play out against supple tannins and an elegant finish. Drink now through 2017.
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