Domaine de Beaurenard Chateauneuf-du-Pape 2005

Rhone Red Blends from Chateauneuf-du-Pape, Rhone, France

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Item No. 94273
  • red wine
  • WS92
  • RP90
  • ST90
Style: Earthy & Spicy

Wine Style Guide

Light & Fruity

Red wines that are more fruit-forward and lighter in tannin and body.

Smooth & Supple

Medium bodied reds that go down easy, with smooth tannins and supple fruit.

Earthy & Spicy

Wines where earthy and/or spicy dominate the flavors – typically medium to full body.

Big & Bold

Full bodied wines that have concentrated fruit and are higher in alcohol and/or tannins. Some need age.

Ratings Pedigree:
  • 1998
  • ST85
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Winemaker's Notes

This great wine comes from the best terroirs of the appellation. The traditional culture of the vineyard, in Pest since many years, can make the most of. The symphony of the thirteen varieties we get a great complexity in our wines. The main grape varieties (Grenache, Syrah, Mourvedre, Cinsault) expressed remarkably in this fabulous terroir, and are complemented by other traditional varietals (Counoise, Terret, Muscardin, Vaccarèse) The harvest is still entirely manual - and as was once-, two buckets, to sort the grapes directly to select the finest grapes, ripe and healthy, the only ones capable of giving Big Vins.

2005 is a vintage exception, and its future is assured! It is the result of a particularly hot, but also very windy. The color purple is impressive for a wine made from grenache. It is spicy and has a side a little balsamic. His nose is explosive, with great fruit. Despite his youth, we can very complex on a range that varies between the spices and fruit. It is breathtaking, with a remarkably smooth, and incredible length.

Critical Acclaim

"This has lots of juicy grip, with a strong, briary undertow supporting red and black licorice, hot stone, currant paste, tobacco and chestnut notes. The long, muscular finish is typical of the vintage. Best from 2010 through 2025."
92 Points

"The 2005 Chateauneuf du Pape offers a very aromatic display of white chocolate, black cherry, roasted herbs, pepper, and espresso. The wine has excellent concentration, lush tannins for the vintage, and a round, opulent mouthfeel. It is almost atypical for a 2005 in its fullness and headiness. Certainly the tannins have melted effectively over the last year. Drink it over the next 12-15 years."
90 Points

"Bright ruby. Spicy red berries on the nose, with suave cinnamon and clove qualities adding interest. Ripe cherry and blackberry flavors are supported by supple tannins, which add subtle grip to the long, juicy finish. Balanced to age but delicious now."
90 Points

Learn About Domaine de Beaurenard

In 1344, it was reported to the Pope living in Avignon that the principal vineyards are Bois Renard, Blacquieres, Bois de Senechaux, Cabrieres, Carbonnieres, Colombis, and Mont Redon. The Coulon family has farmed that area named Bois Renard since they purchased it in 1695; seven generations of dedication, meticulous care, and excellence. Adding vineyards over the past 300 years,...

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Learn About Chateauneuf-du-Pape

(shah-too-NUHF due Pahp) Southern Rhone's landmark region, Chateauneuf du Pape, was the first region to gain AC status in France. That was the 1920s - it's history goes much further back than that. As the name suggests, the wine region was named after the new papal home, referring to the period of time in the 1300's when the pope resided in Avignon instead of Rome. Notable Facts...

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Learn About Rhone Red Blends

The Rhone region of France has a delightful selection of red varieties. There are 22 grapes allowed in the Rhone AOC, about half of them red. Most of these varieties are used as secondary blending partners, often comprising less than 10% of the blend. The primary red players of Rhone blends are Syrah, Grenache and Mourvedre. Most wines from the Southern Rhone use Grenache as their...

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