Beaucastel's Chateauneuf du Pape MAGNUM 2005 French Red Wine
Wine Tasting Notes:
The 2005 Beaucastel Chateauneuf du Pape is a wine that probably needs 7-10 years of bottle age. Possibly the most backward and closed Beaucastel made since the 1995, the wine has very high tannins, seems totally closed aromatically, but in the mouth is a weighty wine exhibiting a dense ruby/purple color and tight aromatics consisting of new saddle leather, porcini, meat juices, licorice, tar, and black fruits. The wine is full-bodied, powerful, very tannic, and structured in a dramatically masculine, ageworthy style. This is one for the younger generation or those with considerable patience. I canít see it being close to drinkable before 2014 and lasting up to 30 or more years.
Wine Advocate # 173
Oct 2007 Robert Parker