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2005 Châteauneuf du Pape, Clos des Papes

2005 Châteauneuf du Pape, Clos des Papes

Ref: AVRI050
Red  |  Still  |  15.2% ABV

*N.B. This wine is sold lying in bond in Octavian. Redistribution charges are the responsibility of the purchaser*

One of the most important producers in the commune of Châteauneuf-du-Pape, Vincent Avril of Clos des Papes still resolutely makes but two wines, a red and a white (plus a little Petit Vin d'Avril, a Vin de France). It is also one of the few domaines to grow and employ all thirteen grape varieties. Very low yields are the norm here. A "gold standard estate", according to John Livingstone-Learmonth. For style, Vincent Avril looks north and his love of the wines of Burgundy. 

Case of 12 Bottles
price shown is under bond
duty paid price: £1,199.63
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Wine Details
Wine Details
ProducerProducer: Clos des Papes
AppellationAppellation: Châteauneuf du Pape
Old or New WorldOld/New World: Old World
CountryCountry: France
ColourColour: Red
StyleStyle: Still
ABV% ABV: 15.2%
Drink DatesDrink Dates: 2019-2038
MaturityMaturity: Young and Lithe
SweetnessSweetness: 1
Grape VarietyGrape Variety: Grenache, Mourvèdre, Syrah
Tasting Notes
Tasting Notes

"there’s a ruby top to its red robe; the nose lies in wait, holds potential, is hardly stirring, has a very sure depth, reveals close-knit red fruit, accentuated raspberry. This is very good, with great definition, lovely refinement, spine, quality juice and persistence. The aftertaste is peppery. This has an ace linear style, is buoyed by a real good Mourvèdre contribution, has a Hermitage Bessards-like spine. It’s a vintage that has moved around over its life, is fab. Menthol, juniper feature on the finish. It makes me feel 10 years younger! “It’s one of the best I have made; when I went off to Burgundy it was the type of wine I wanted to make when I was young – I didn’t want the excess style of Châteauneuf-du-Pape – yes, richness and power, structure, but elegance, also finesse,” Vincent Avril. It’s a strong *****. 2041-43 Feb 2022." John Livingstone-Learmonth

Sweetness Explained
Sweetness Explained


All our wines are given a Sweetness Indicator from 1 to 5, with 1 being the driest and 5 being the sweetest.
This can be found for every wine under the Wine Details tab. 

Most red wines are dry and therefore are indicated with a 1. The sweetness becomes more relevant with white wines, sparkling wines and pudding/dessert wines such as Sauternes and Tokaji.


Location Explained
Location Explained


AVAILABLE: Currently lying in our storage at London City Bond Dinton Woods 
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TO ARRIVE: Currently lying abroad or in transit 
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Pricing Information
Pricing Information


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