Red

2005 Château Le Pape

Red Bordeaux Blend

  • France
  • Bordeaux
  • Graves
  • Pessac-Léognan
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Community Tasting Notes 10

  • Tpmess wrote: 90 points

    April 6, 2019 - mature with cherry tones

  • skp88 wrote: 88 points

    March 22, 2013 - A decent entry level Bordeaux when you want a good steak wine with nice grippy tannins and dark fruits

  • aaronwine wrote: 89 points

    November 21, 2010 - Drinking well. Improved on second and third night. Fruit seems darker and richer than first time tasted two years ago.

  • Fozziedoggie wrote: 89 points

    September 1, 2010 - Popped and poured - Lots of black currant/cassis on the nose. Taste is full of dark cherries, chocolate and iodine (herbal notes). Texture and mouth-feel is very smooth, with all components nicely integrated; good structure all around. Is drinking well now and should continue to do so over the next 3-5 years.

  • kietkopelli wrote: 91 points

    December 13, 2008 - I like this wine a whole lot. Mainly for the QPR (Quality-Price Ratio). It wais the most approachable of four 2005 I tasted this evening and the least expensive.
    Right off the bat I thought it was a GSM, imagine how blown away I was when I found out it was 70% Merlot and 30 Cab Sauv, i.e. no Grenache and no Syrah. On the nose it's heavy with dark fruit, minty vanilla ice cream, and just a bit of chalk. In the mouth it's full of cherries and currant, and some tobacco by ways of the Cab Sauv. Floral aspect was a bit weak. Tannins were gripping but very approachable... should be much nicer in 6-12 months but definitely drinkable now. Finished a bit short but the fruit dominated which I liked a lot. Again, should be improved with age.

    I will see if I can pick up a case of this stuff at below $25 per bottle. A very nice wine at recession friendly price.

    DRINK UP!

    And remember... you don't drink the label.

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  • By Richard Jennings
    5/31/2008 (link) 86 points

    (Château Le Pape) Cassis, mint nose; tight black fruit palate with good acidity; medium finish

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2005
  • Type Red
  • Producer Château Le Pape
  • Varietal Red Bordeaux Blend
  • Designation n/a
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country France
  • Region Bordeaux
  • SubRegion Graves
  • Appellation Pessac-Léognan

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  • In Cellars 41 (67%)
  • Consumed 20 (33%)

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