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Vintage Analysis: 2004 and 2005 Châteauneuf-du-Pape

The two vintages continue the appellation's outstanding run
James Molesworth
Posted: April 18, 2006

Châteauneuf-du-Pape, the Southern Rhône's leading appellation, experienced a rare trifecta with 2003, 2004 and 2005, three vintages of superb quality, albeit very different characteristics. During an extensive trip to the area in March, I visited nearly 30 domaines and tasted upwards of 400 wines.

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