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2005 Châteauneuf-du-Pape: A Classic Vintage for the Cellar

The latest analysis of these Southern Rhône wines finds that 2005 surpasses recent excellent vintages
James Molesworth
Posted: June 21, 2007

The Southern Rhône has capped off its trifecta of consecutive excellent vintages with the best yet--2005. Following the heat-wave-influenced 2003 and the balanced, fresh wines of 2004, 2005 provides wines of richness, power and admirable structure that should develop well over the next two decades.

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