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2005 Clos Saint-Jean Chateauneuf du Pape * La Combe des Fous *

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Vintage: 2005
Bottle Size: Standard Bottle: 750 ml

Quantity: 2 Available
Listed: Sunday April 22, 2018 10:20 PM EDT
Ending: Sunday July 15, 2018 10:00 PM EDT
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NB: Very Rare... only 290 cases made!

Rated a Perfect 100 Points by Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

Up there with the '07, yet in a different style, the 2005 Chateauneuf du Pape Combe des Fous is a blockbuster that tops out on my scale. Exotic, perfumed and layered, with incredible kirsch, ground herbs, pepper and hints of olive tapenade-like aromas and flavors, this beauty is full-bodied and flawless on the palate, with ultra-fine tannin structure, building richness and a finish that just won't quit. Given its depth of fruit, it's a sheer joy to drink even today, yet will continue to knock it out of the park over the coming decade or more. 

Rated 96 Points & given a Highly Recommended Designation by Wine Spectator

This is loaded with notes of fig cake, braised chestnut, boysenberry and raspberry ganache, and dark licorice, all held together by dense, ripe tannins. The powerful finish turns even darker, with espresso and baker's chocolate notes providing a pleasant tinge of bitterness on the frame. Best from 2011 through 2030. 290 cases made.

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Listing Details

Please see my other lots.   http://www.cellarbid.com/listview.cgi?seller=vinophiler

For any questions, contact me at vinophiler@att.net

NB: Very Rare... only 290 cases made!

Rated a Perfect 100 Points by Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

Up there with the '07, yet in a different style, the 2005 Chateauneuf du Pape Combe des Fous is a blockbuster that tops out on my scale. Exotic, perfumed and layered, with incredible kirsch, ground herbs, pepper and hints of olive tapenade-like aromas and flavors, this beauty is full-bodied and flawless on the palate, with ultra-fine tannin structure, building richness and a finish that just won't quit. Given its depth of fruit, it's a sheer joy to drink even today, yet will continue to knock it out of the park over the coming decade or more. 

Rated 96 Points & given a Highly Recommended Designation by Wine Spectator

This is loaded with notes of fig cake, braised chestnut, boysenberry and raspberry ganache, and dark licorice, all held together by dense, ripe tannins. The powerful finish turns even darker, with espresso and baker's chocolate notes providing a pleasant tinge of bitterness on the frame. Best from 2011 through 2030. 290 cases made.

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Payment due within 24 hours of auction close.  Payment may be made via PayPal or by check.  Shipment upon clearance of payment.  All transactions are final.