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Date Printed: 9/21/2014
Bosquet des Papes Chateauneuf-du-Pape Gloire de Mon Grand-pere 2005
Bosquet des Papes Chateauneuf-du-Pape Gloire de Mon Grand-pere 2005
(search item no. 92492)
The Wine Advocate rating: 93 points
PRICE ON 9/21/2014: $43.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2012 The Wine Advocate rating: 96 points
2012 International Wine Cellar rating: 93 points
2004 International Wine Cellar rating: 93 points
2004 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
2003 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
2001 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points

Winemaker's Notes:

"The surprisingly tannic, structured, medium to full-bodied 2005 Chateauneuf du Pape a la Gloire de Mon Grandpere seems to be somewhat atypical in that it will need several years of bottle age to reach drinkability. There's plenty of tannin here, but also gorgeous levels of sweet black cherry fruit intermixed with raspberry, balsam wood notes, and a pine forest scent. Grenache-dominated, as one might suspect, this wine should be at its best between 2009 and 2028. This superb estate never misses a beat with its wines, which are all reasonably drinkable at a young age, normally exhibit terrific Provencal typicity, and have uncommon aging potential. I still have some soft years like 1983 and 1985 in my cellar that are holding up beautifully."
-The Wine Advocate 90-93
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About Bosquet des Papes:

Winemaker’s since 1860, the Boiron family knows a thing or two about their craft. It began Emmanuel Boiron who married into a well-know winemaking family and continued with his son, Joseph-Victor, in 1890. Joseph-Victor had his work cut-out for him thanks to phylloxera that wiped out his father’s vines. Years later, in 1936, Joseph-Victor deposed the name ‘Clos Chantelmerle’; the first official name of the estate. In 1923, his son Joseph ensured the continuation of the estate. Joseph’s son Maurice helped to create the name ‘Domaine Bosquet des Papes’ in 1966 and took the helm ten years later. Fast-forward to today…Maurice’s son Nicolas is making all of the wines today.