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    Chateau La Nerthe Chateauneuf-du-Pape Rouge 2005
    Rhone Red Blends - Chateauneuf-du-Pape, Rhone, France


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    Professional Ratings: 91 Wine Spectator, 90 The Wine Advocate

    Region: Chateauneuf-du-Pape, Rhone, France

    Varietal: Rhone Red Blends

    Other Info: Green Wines

    Style: Smooth & Supple

    Alcohol By Volume: 14%

    • 10%
    • 16%

    Item no. 95274

    Winemaker's Notes:

    Château La Nerthe's Châteauneuf-du-Pape Rouge is a complex and concentrated blend of Grenache, Mourvedre, Syrah and other Rhone varietals. It is true to La Nerthe's reputation for intense, long lived wines.

    Critical Acclaim:

    Elegant for the vintage, with a silky texture to the raspberry, boysenberry and plum fruit, all layered with sweet spice, mesquite and fruitcake notes. Has a long, supple finish. Drink now through 2020.

    91 Points
    Wine Spectator

    The 2005 Chateauneuf du Pape Tradition (50% Grenache, 31% Syrah, and the rest Mourvedre and Cinsault) exhibits a deep ruby/purple color along with a gorgeously sweet perfume of cassis, black cherries, smoke, roasted herbs, and licorice. It is soft, round, full-bodied, opulent, and accessible, which is somewhat out of character for this virile/masculine and tannic vintage. The 2005 Tradition should drink beautifully for 10-15 years.

    90 Points
    The Wine Advocate
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    User Reviews:

    Caliwinedork (9/25/2010)
    Wine tasted very oxydized for a 2005, as if it were left open for a week. Took two sips and moved on to another bottle.
    Red w/Attitude (7/1/2011)

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