There is something here that is special.
That bright Bing cherry fruit not unlike Rayas.
2005 Bosquet des Papes Chante le Merle
Nice red color. A vibrant nose of cherry fruit and some spice. Pepper.
The palate is just glorious. Velvety and seductive. Great bright cherry fruit. Pepper. Some element of Provencal spice. A long and satisfying finish. Very fresh too.
This is incredible and what I wished more of the 07’s had… balance.
But Don, all 2005’s are hard and tannic and doomed to end up like the 1995’s … so says Bob…
(FWIW, I have loved a lot of 2005’s!)
Bob has a pretty good track record but this one is just sublime.
Not a hard edge to be found.
Happy Holidays to you.
Thanks for taking care of all of my friends with Cellartracker. (and me too)
I’m a fan of the 2005 and other vintages. They don’t age as well as many other CdPs so my recommendation is drink in the first ten years or so.
Really? I think the 98 has improved much in the last few years, and I am not a huge advocate of 98 (good, but too blousy to be my preference). I’ll have to check in on the 98 Bos ClM again.