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2005 Domaine de Marcoux Châteauneuf-du-Pape

SKU #1040120 93 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

 2005 was a fabulous year for Marcoux, and the 2005 Chateauneuf du Pape (80% Grenache and 20% Syrah and Cinsault) boasts a dark plum/purple color along with beautiful bouquet filled with scents of flowers, truffles, roasted meats, blueberries, black raspberries, and licorice. This opulent, intense wine possesses heady alcohol as well as a sweet, soft, full-bodied, moderately tannic finish. This beauty is one of the finest traditional cuvees made over the last decade. Anticipated maturity: 2010-2020+. (RP)  (10/2007)

93 points Wine Spectator

 Supersilky, this has alluring raspberry and boysenberry fruit layered with linzer torte, spice, mocha and mineral notes that just won't quit on the long, perfumy finish. Drink now through 2025.  (11/2007)

92 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar

 Fresh, full-blown strawberry and raspberry aromas are complemented by fresh lavender and baking spices. A smoothly textured midweight, offering sweet red fruit flavors and gentle mineral lift. The round, supple character will allow for early drinking pleasure.  (1/2008)

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Staff Image By: Mulan Chan-Randel | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 8/19/2008 | Send Email
Year in, year out, one of my favorite producers from Chateauneuf-du-Pape is always Domaine Marcoux. Sisters Catherine Armenier and Sophie Estevenin biodynamically farm just under 60 hectares of old vines spread across the appellation. The 2005 Marcoux is truly a wine for the ages, and while captivating right now, I am supremely confident that 6-10 years out this wine will blow my mind. Deep, rich, intense, all the while retaining the Marcoux signature elegance and restraint. I am always grateful to have the opportunity to taste, recommend and enjoy wines from this most venerable domaine.

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Rhone Blends



- When it comes to wine, France stands alone. No other country can beat it in terms of quality and diversity. And while many of its Region, Bordeaux, Burgundy and Champagne most obviously, produce wine as rare, as sought-after and nearly as expensive as gold, there are just as many obscurities and values to be had from little known appellations throughout the country. To learn everything there is to know about French wine would take a lifetime. To understand and appreciate French wine, one only has to begin tasting them.


- 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.
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Chateauneuf du Pape