Chateau Mont-Redon, Chateauneuf-du-Pape 2005
Established in 1344, Chateau Mt. Redon is one of the oldest wine-producing estates in France and the largest single property in Chateauneuf-du-Pape. The vineyards are planted in the 13 grape varieties of the region and are covered with large, smooth stones which reflect the sun warmth by day and residual heat by night into the maturing grapes. This stylish wine shows robust flavors of dark cherry, crushed red berries and pepper with notes of chocolate and citrus peel on the nose, set in a ripe, integrated tannic structure and ending in a long, sweet finish.
92 Points Vinous
Open, fragrant and fresh, with energetic red berry and black cherry scents accompanied by sexy spice and floral notes. A silky, seductively sweet midweight that brightened with aeration to show suave strawberry and redcurrant flavors.