Domaine Roger Perrin Châteauneuf du Pape Reserve des Vielles Vignes 2005

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A dark garnet robe. A very complex nose of cherries and spicy black vanilla. With hints of tobacco and cocoa. On the palate fruit and spices dominate. There is a distinctive vanilla hint brought about by the aging in new oak barrels. It has power elegance and complexity, a wine of great class.
Category Red Wine
Country France
Region Rhone
Appellation Chateauneuf-du-Pape
Brand Domaine Roger Perrin
  • st93-96

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!

  • wa90-93

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+.

Robert Parker, February 2007