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2005 Châteauneuf-du-Pape Domaine de la Charbonnière Cuvée Mourre des Perdrix (750ml)
Producer: Domaine de la Charbonnière domainedelacharbonniere.com
Appellation: Châteauneuf-du-Pape - Vallée du Rhône - France (AOC)
Type: red
Varietal: Grenache - Mourvèdre - Syrah
Maturity: Drink
Rating: Excellent
Est. Price: US$43.00
Alcohol %: 15
Tasting Notes:
tasted: May 23, 2009 , ted kirkpatrick
"opened 3 hours before drinking...was perfect 6 hours later..first just a pencil or graphite nose...that became very berry (raspberry) after a bit. The strong berry flavor developed over the evening. Great wine..especially for this dinner."
rated: November 14, 2007 , Wine Spectator winespectator.com
94 points "This is seamless with a torrent of raspberry and bosenberry fruit racing along lip-smacking licorice, mulled spice and graphite notes. Superlong, racy finish has great latent structure. Enticing now, but built for the cellar. " Best 2010-2030
rated: November 14, 2007 , Robert Parker erobertparker.com
93 points "91-93 points Robert Parker: "The 2005 Chateauneuf du Pape Mourre des Perdrix has the most saturated purple color of the four cuvees, oodles of black raspberry and cherry fruit, with hints of licorice, flowers, and incense. It is deep, rich, broad, and powerful, with moderately high tannins and decent acidity. It will require 1-3 years of bottle age and drink well for 12-15 years. Proprietor Michel Maret makes classic Chateauneuf du Papes that drink well young yet have the ability to age for 10-15 years. His 1998s are just starting to hit their prime. I suspect 2004 will mature more quickly, but his 2005s will be very long-lived wines. The style emphasizes structure, loads of Provencal typicity and impressive purity and overall balance." (02/07) "