Mas de Boislauzon Chateauneuf du Pape 2005

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Back to the Rhone for this nice holiday celebration wine paired with simple mustard roasted lamb chops. Chateauneuf du Pape is getting more and more expensive, and with exclamations by Parker and others of three great vintages in a row (2005-2007) these prices are sure to rise. Thus, finding and exploring some of CdP’s lesser known, but still highly respected names is going to become more of a necessity for those wanting to purchase sub $60 Chateauneuf. This is one such bottle.

With a nose of pepper, spice, cherry and roasted nuts and a smooth garnet colour, the Boislauzon CdP was both classic and pure. The palate was very rich, with licorice, cherry, earth, herbs, spices and black pepper, with an intensity I would describe as ‘cut’ rather than ‘flabby’. Traditionally styled, robust, and packed with flavour this is classic Chateauneuf for an excellent price.

Excellent
$40 at Marquis

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