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May 2, 2013 06:00 PMCalender

Marcoux Chateauneuf du Pape Vieilles Vignes 2005

Auction: Fine Wines - 2649B Location: Boston Date / Time: May 02, 2013 6:00PM


Marcoux Chateauneuf du Pape Vieilles Vignes 2005
Southern Rhone
"Utterly profound, the dense ruby/purple-tinged 2005 Chateauneuf du Pape Vieilles Vignes (16.7% natural alcohol) is a blockbuster. Full-bodied with great intensity, superb richness, and tremendous floral, truffle, meaty, raspberry, and blackberry-scented aromas, this wine, which comes from three well-known parcels in Chateauneuf du Pape (La Crau, Gallimards, and Esquirons) exhibits high tannin and good acidity, but the massive fruit and richness from these old vines dominate the wine's personality. Although it is tasting profound at present, shrewd buyers will give it 4-5 years of bottle age, and drink it over the following two decades." R. Parker, 97 pts. 10/07
6 bottles
Estimate $500-750

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