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Date Printed: 8/22/2014
Domaine Olivier Hillaire Chateauneuf-du-Pape les Petits Pieds d'Armand 2005
Domaine Olivier Hillaire Chateauneuf-du-Pape les Petits Pieds d'Armand 2005
(search item no. 92016)
Wine Spectator rating: 95 points
The Wine Advocate rating: 94 points
PRICE ON 8/22/2014: $77.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2012 The Wine Advocate rating: 98 points
2010 The Wine Advocate rating: 98 points
2010 Wine Spectator rating: 94 points
2010 International Wine Cellar rating: 93 points
2006 Wine Spectator rating: 94 points
2006 The Wine Advocate rating: 94 points

Winemaker's Notes:

From vines were planted in 1899 made from 100% Grenache from a tiny parcel with sandy soil in La Crau. Miniscule yields.

"The truly stunning 2005 Chateauneuf du Pape Les Petits Pieds de l'Armand offers a classic concoction of flowers, blueberry, black raspberry, and cherries intermixed with some cedar and underbrush. Deep ruby/purple in color with full body, powerful tannins, and sweet mid-section and length, this is a terrific 2005 that will need 2-4 years of bottle age and keep for two decades."
-Wine Advocate 92-94

"Inky ruby. Exotic oak notes and vanilla accent ripe cherry and red berry fruit aromas. Very sweet, ripe kirsch and strawberry preserve flavors are framed by firm tannins and joined on the back by spicy oak tones. This appears to have ample fruit to carry its substantial oak component."
-International Wine Cellar 90-93

My Notes:

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About Domaine Olivier Hillaire:

Before 2007 there was only one brasserie in the centre of Chateauneuf du Pape, La Mule du Pape. In 2007 Olivier Hillaire has purchaced the boulangerie on the other site of the street and runs here another brasserie. At lunch time you can meet him here serving the guests with the same engagement as he shows talking about his wines.

As Hillaire doesn't have his own cellars yet, his wines are aged in a big building in Sorgues former used to store apples. Several producers use this place, among them Henri Bonneau and André Brunel