Domaine Roger Perrin Châteauneuf du Pape Reserve des Vielles Vignes 2005
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International Wine CellarSaturated violet. Explosive, intensely perfumed bouquet of raspberry, wild strawberry and blackberry, with sexy vanilla and mocha accents. Broad and sweet, showing incredibly deep berry flavors and suave, harmonious tannins. Smoky spice notes arrive on the palate-staining finish, adding complexity to this suave, compellingly sweet wine. Wow!
Wine AdvocateThe 2005 Reserve des Vieilles Vignes is a Chateauneuf du Pape built for the longer haul (for example, the 1998 Reserve des Vieilles Vignes is still aging slowly). Full-bodied, backward, and unevolved, this wine will certainly be even better by the time it's in bottle. Deep ruby/purple to the rim, with a classic, but tight nose of crushed black cherry and jammy raspberries, a bit of incense, spice box, and pepper, it is full-bodied, powerful, with good acidity and moderately high tannins. This wine will take some time to resolve its tannin but should be at its best between 2009 and 2022+.