Chateau de Beaucastel   Chateauneuf Du Pape

2005 Chateauneuf Du Pape

By Chateau de Beaucastel

2005 Chateauneuf Du Pape from Chateau de Beaucastel, Rhone

The robust 2005 Chateauneuf Du Pape from Chateau de Beaucastel is an investing gem hailing from the bountiful Rhone region. This vintage is an eloquent expression of its unique terroir with a keen individuality that sets it apart from its predecessors and successors in grandeur.

 

A testament to time and taste

This 2005 vintage captures the essence of Chateau de Beaucastel's profound understanding of the land, lending investors an undervalued asset culminating in liquid gold. The vineyard stands on an ancient river bed, graced by rounded stones and pebbles washed from the prehistoric alpine foothills, offering a highly mineral-rich soil that is seen explicitly in this profound wine.

The Grenache in this blend unfolds a symphony of mature red fruit aromas; whereas the Syrah and Mourvedre contribute notes of licorice and smoky undertones respectively. Upon tasting, your palate will be greeted by ripe tannins coupled gracefully with intricate layers of brooding dark fruit—a testament to its exceptional growing season.

 

Phenomenal growing year, equally phenomenal wines

The year 2005 in Rhone was particularly remarkable - characterised by almost idyllic weather patterns which included a cold winter followed by a warm spring and hot summer culminating in a tranquil autumn. This virtuous cycle nurtures a distinct ensemble of ripe, fruity flavours encapsulated within this fine 2005 Chateauneuf du Pape.

Respected within elite investors’ circles as an essential pillar of any serious wine portfolio, experience why this particular vintage from Chateau de Beaucastel holds its elevated stature. It's indeed a testament to the winemaking finesse embodied by one of Rhone's most outstanding vineyards.

The harmony of elegance, power and deft ripeness delivered by the 2005 Chateauneuf Du Pape from Chateau de Beaucastel makes it not only delightful to drink but indeed an enticing tasting journey for any vintage connoisseur or investor. Allow this splendid wine to be a fulfilling addition to your carefully curated collection or your next coveted investment.

Current market price

HK$8,190.00

12x75cl

Highest score

95

POP score

57.33

Scores and tasting notes

95

Reminiscent of the 1995, the 2005 Chateauneuf du Pape is tight, structured and backward, with high acidity and tannin. Showing notes of blackcurrants, black raspberry, truffle, damp earth and cedar, with medium to full-bodied richness and depth, it needs another 3-5 years to reach the early stages of maturity, at which point it will hold for another decade or more.

Jeb Dunnuck - The Wine Advocate, 27 February 2015

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