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2005 Clos des Papes Châteauneuf-du-Pape

Red Rhone Blend

  • France
  • Rhône
  • Southern Rhône
  • Châteauneuf-du-Pape
Drink between 2012 - 2028 (Edit)
CT93.5 505 reviews

Community Tasting Notes 391

  • snipes Likes this wine: 96 points

    January 24, 2022 - Wow! I could some it up with just that descriptor. My last bottle was almost three years ago and my notes were positive then. This bottle was absolutely rocking. I never give out points, but felt compelled to this time. Fully integrated and lush, but still with a nice spice backbone. Paired it with coq au vin and excellent company. I'm so glad to have several more for future evenings. The baby fat has certainly been shed and I have high hopes that it continues to develop more finesse over the coming years. Is it at peak now? Hard to say, but no reason to question opening one now!

    2 people found this helpful Comment
  • jamesabdavis wrote:

    January 23, 2022 - Really fabulous aromatic nose of tobacco, licorice, meat, violets, earthy minerals, and black cherry fruit.
    Poise on the palate: tannin, fruit and acidity in perfect balance.
    Great length, ending with acidic vigour and freshness and fine tannins.
    This is excellent now, but will continue to improve for many years.

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • ludwigbpm wrote: 95 points

    December 18, 2021 - Un grand vin de nez! Il faut l'aérer car avec le temps il offre un cocktail d'arômes superbe: herbes fraîches, pot pourrie, une peu de cassonade. Beaucoup de finesse en bouche fidèle à la maison, on est jamais dans l'excès chez Clos des papes et c'est digeste et clairement un vin qu'on voudrait servir à table. 95

    3 people found this helpful Comment
  • beatles wrote: 93 points

    November 10, 2021 - Has yet to arrive. Concentrated , a wee bit warm, stony fruit, local spice galore, kirsch; I think this will be great, but it will take time.
    #ChezAvril

    3 people found this helpful Comment
  • Caruso Likes this wine: 94 points

    October 31, 2021 - Ruby with slight orange tint to the rim. Compared to the 2006 this is inferior in terms of intensity of scents and flavors and even given the colour of this bottle a bit more advanced in evolution, though there is more tannin left here also. It is not shut down, but if you have had the 2006 before it feels as if it is. Nevertheless it is elegant, easy to drink despite its high tannin level for its age. Some vintages of Clos des Papes I had, had a magical peak before beginning decline e.g. 1990, which was in another league from the beginning or even 1995, which was something like 2005. So maybe 2005 will get better in the next years, but that's not my forecast. The scents and flavors are more on the tobacco, dark fruit/ blackberry side. Kirsch, spices and underbrush. With time some raspberries as noticed in previous bottles. 5/13/17/9. -2025
    94 points from Dunnuck in 2015 and in this case I completely agree.

    1 person found this helpful Comment
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  • By Matt Walls
    50 mature Rhône wines tasted in October 2020, 10/5/2020 (link)

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JebDunnuck.com

  • By Jeb Dunnuck
    France, Southern Rhône: The Elegant and Lively 2015s and Heavenly 2016s, 10/19/2017 (link)

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  • By Matt Walls
    Rhone from the cellar, 10/15/2017 (link)

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  • By Richard Hemming, MW
    10/10/2017 (link)

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  • By Jancis Robinson, MW
    10/30/2014 (link)

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JebDunnuck.com

  • By Jeb Dunnuck
    A focus on Châteauneuf-du-Pape, Issue #5, 8/31/2010 (link)

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  • By Jeb Dunnuck
    Bonus Reviews, 4/7/2009 (link)

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Vinous

  • By Josh Raynolds
    January/February 2008, IWC Issue #136 (link)

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  • By Jeb Dunnuck
    Bonus Reviews, 12/27/2007 (link)

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  • By Jeb Dunnuck
    Bonus Reviews, 9/23/2007 (link)

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  • By Jeb Dunnuck
    Bonus Reviews, 6/3/2007 (link)

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  • By Jeb Dunnuck
    Bonus Reviews, 5/2/2007 (link)

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  • By Josh Raynolds
    January/February 2007, IWC Issue #130 (link)

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RJonWine.com

  • By Richard Jennings
    4/8/2011 (link) 95 points

    (Clos des Papes Châteauneuf-du-Pape) Medium dark red violet color with pale meniscus; high pitched, rich cherry, berry, licorice nose; tasty, youthful, rich, cherry, garrigue, licorice palate; medium-plus finish

  • By Richard Jennings
    12/15/2007 (link) 97 points

    (Clos des Papes Châteauneuf-du-Pape) Dark red violet color; blackberry and plum nose; blackberry, berry, smoky, roasted meat and pepper palate; long finish (fabulous with the lamb skewers)

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2005
  • Type Red
  • Producer Clos des Papes
  • Varietal Red Rhone Blend
  • Designation n/a
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country France
  • Region Rhône
  • SubRegion Southern Rhône
  • Appellation Châteauneuf-du-Pape
  • UPC Codes 3760043540006, 3760043540044, 3760043540075, 3760043540082, 3760043540099, 762413540022

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 287 (2%)
  • In Cellars 7,474 (61%)
  • Consumed 4,570 (37%)

Food Pairing

Community Recommendations

Bruschetta & Cheese & Shrimp Cocktail & Tapas, Lamb, Paella

Who Likes This Wine

99% Like It  104 votes

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