2005 Patrick Lesec "Cuvée Bargeton" Châteauneuf-du-Pape

SKU #1074587 95 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

 Full-bodied, ripe, textured and decadently styled, it gives up tons of chocolatey dark fruits, minerality, spice and licorice aromas and flavors. The structure here is perfectly integrated, and while I think this is at maturity, it will continue to sing for another decade or so. Impressive stuff! (JD)  (2/2015)

94 points Vinous

 Another wow wine, the 2005 Patrick Lesec Châteauneuf-du-Pape Cuvée Bargeton shows amazing aromatics of raspberry fruit, graphite, licorice and tar. With air, there's a decidedly smoky, mocha and espresso slant. The palate is medium to full bodied with impressive structure, a balanced feel and a long finish with ripe tannins. Certainly a modern, ripe expression but it still shows plenty of typicity and is absolutely stunning.  (3/2008)

92 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar

 Saturated ruby. Sexy raspberry liqueur and garrigue aromas are complicated by fresh flowers and cracked pepper. Rich and velvety, with deep cherry and red berry flavors and an impressively expansive finish. The tannins here are extremely fine and add gentle structure while letting the suave fruit take the lead. Refuses to let go of the palate. (JR)  (1/2008)

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- Legendary wine-producing region in southeast France. Stereotypically speaking, Rhone wines are high in alcohol, and the majority produced is red. The northern Rhone is best known for outstanding 100% Syrah wines from areas such as Cote Rotie and Hermitage, as well as for fabulous white wines from Condrieu (where Viognier is king). In the southern Rhone, look for spicy, full-bodied wines that are blends of Grenache, Syrah, and other varietals coming from appellations such as Chateauneuf du Pape, Gigondas, or Rasteau. Wines labeled as Cote du Rhone or Cotes du Rhone Village (a cut above generic Cotes du Rhone) are frequently found here in the US because they often represent some of the best values on the market. View our bestselling Rhone Valley wines.
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Chateauneuf du Pape