Chateauneuf-du-Pape is, let's face it, expensive. Guigal Chateauneuf-du-Pape 2005 is one of the best I've ever tasted. Yes, yes, forceful it is, minerality is definitely present but the reviews I've read leave out how very smooth and soft it is on the palate! All without losing one iota of its power. The tannins, which give it such beautiful body, are tamed; I don't know how else to put it. The wine has a nose that is nothing if not perfume. It is a rich, full-bodied wine with some great cherry/plum flavor. Very dry but creamy and a true delight. If I had the wherewithall I'd buy several cases. Just fantastic!