Red

2005 Tardieu-Laurent Châteauneuf-du-Pape Cuvée Spéciale

Grenache

  • France
  • Rhône
  • Southern Rhône
  • Châteauneuf-du-Pape
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Community Tasting Notes 25

  • ljl203 wrote: 92 points

    January 12, 2020 - What a difference from my last bottle (nine years ago). Rose, dried cherries, thyme, mushroom. Some oak but no hard edges with a long finish.

  • Weinberg Falls wrote: 92 points

    August 2, 2019 - Like the 01 and 03 vintages before it, this came straight out the bottle firing on all cylinders. It also shared the same light colouring and summer fruit, vanilla and cigar box nose. 05 seems to be a little hotter than the other TL CdPs I've had, but the palette is still wonderfully balanced in its red fruit, richly spiced and delicately floral flavours. It's only in the finish that the smack of drying alcohol that you get the feel of the power of the vintage. Bottle disappeared very quickly.

  • Cipivts Likes this wine: 92 points

    May 29, 2019 - Medium ruby garnet, orange rim, black fruit, herbs, rubber and spices aromas, the alcohol is present but nicely balanced by good acidity and tannins. Great start, power, elegance, love the sweet spices and black fruit on the palate, long finish. Great

  • ctjared Likes this wine:

    April 26, 2019 - drinking very well. more of what I still like in CDP

  • Tartiflette Likes this wine: 92 points

    November 30, 2018 - No decant. This wine is ready to drink right away. And what a positive surprise this was. Very Burgundian in its expression. Smooth and mature fruit and no hard tannins left. And just enough acidity to make this wine a real pleasure. Beautiful nose and balanced in the mouth as well. Medium aftertaste.

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  • By Josh Raynolds
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  • By Jancis Robinson, MW
    12/21/2006 (link)

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  • By Richard Jennings
    6/9/2007 (link) 93 points

    (Tardieu-Laurent Châteauneuf-du-Pape Cuvée Spéciale) Sexy nose of kirsch and herbs; tasty complex palate of ripe cherry, dried cherry, tart plum and white pepper; medium-plus finish 93+ pts.

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2005
  • Type Red
  • Producer Tardieu-Laurent
  • Varietal Grenache
  • Designation Cuvée Spéciale
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country France
  • Region Rhône
  • SubRegion Southern Rhône
  • Appellation Châteauneuf-du-Pape

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 1 (0%)
  • In Cellars 297 (68%)
  • Consumed 139 (32%)

Food Pairing

Community Recommendations

pizza, Spaghetti w/garlic

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