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Nov. 05, 2005
BOSQUET DES PAPES Châteauneuf-du-Pape A La Gloire de mon Grand-Père 2003
92 points, $55
Gorgeous, traditionally rendered Châteauneuf, with pepper, garrigue, licorice root, black cherry and sanguine flavors that are supple and lengthy. Long finish is deceptively powerful, with the fruit and herb notes lingering beautifully. Delivers a —James Molesworth
Nov. 04, 2005
LE VIEUX DONJON Châteauneuf-du-Pape 2003
93 points, $45
Hard as nails now, this is packed with ultraripe plum and blackberry fruit all supported by brawny, muscular tannins that romp through a licorice- and tar-filled finish. May be ferocious for some, but those who sock it away in the cellar will be rewarded. —James Molesworth
Nov. 03, 2005
PIERRE USSEGLIO & FILS Châteauneuf-du-Pape Cuvée de mon Aïeul 2003
95 points, $79
Really silky for an '03, with gorgeous raspberry ganache and cassis fruit that glides atop grilled herb, mineral and tar flavors. Long, authoritative finish shows lots of grip and fruit. A powerful yet racy wine. Drink now through 2025. 1,000 cases made. —James Molesworth
Nov. 02, 2005
FÉLICIEN DIFFONTY & FILS Châteauneuf-du-Pape Cuvée du Vatican Sixtine Réserve 2003
95 points, $55
A superb core of blackberry, boysenberry and black currant fruit stands amidst cocoa, mineral, licorice and tar flavors. Densely structured but perfectly ripe, with a long finish that cascades with both fruit and terroir. Awesome for its power and —James Molesworth
Nov. 01, 2005
CLOS DES PAPES Châteauneuf-du-Pape 2003
97 points, $68
Lilting and perfumy, with a grace that belies the vintage, this offers layer upon layer of raspberry, boysenberry, floral, mineral and mocha flavors that glide to a long, silky, refined finish. So seductive, you almost miss how powerful it is--a masterful —James Molesworth
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