2005 Domaine de la Mordoree Chateauneuf-du-Pape Cuvee La Plume du Peintre

Year: 2005
Appellation: Rhone
Country: France
Wine Advocate: 98
Red Wine
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$219.95
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"A limited cuvee, the 2005 Chateauneuf du Pape La Plume du Peintre is meant to age for 40-50 years. From a specific site in one of the appellation’s most hallowed sectors (La Crau), this wine’s level of concentration, richness, extract, and harmony are almost beyond comprehension. With beautifully integrated acidity, tannin, and alcohol, it is a monster wine the likes of which are rarely seen today. The lucky few who are able to latch on to a bottle will be singing its glories fifty years from now. Christophe Delorme and his brother run this estate, which is clearly at the top of its game, producing a bevy of brilliant southern Rhone wines, red, white, and rose." (WA)