boislauzon, chateauneuf-du-pape, quet 2005
WINE SPECTATOR
94
ROBERT PARKER'S WINE ADVOCATE
93

2005 boislauzon, chateauneuf-du-pape, quet

Why We're Buying

Domaine Mas de Boislauzon produces four Châteauneuf-du-Pape wines, but none is more iconic than Le Quet. Debuted in 1996, the blend of grenache-mourvèdre is currently the third most valuable wine in the region. There are only 425 cases released each year, so demand always outpaces supply.

Critics Scores

WINE SPECTATOR
94

Wine Spectator

A dark, chewy style, with serious layers of fig, briar, espresso and loam. But this isn't top-heavy, with a beam of blackberry fruit running through the finish and enough well-embedded acidity for length and balance. Impressive. Best from 2008 through 2027.

ROBERT PARKER'S WINE ADVOCATE
93

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

The 2005 Chateauneuf du Pape Cuvee du Quet exhibits a dense ruby/purple color to the rim and broad, impressive aromatics of spring flowers, melted licorice, camphor, and blue and black fruits. In the mouth it is layered, powerful, full-bodied, with high tannin, beautiful purity, and a finish that exceeds 45 seconds. This is a knock-out wine. Anticipated maturity: 2011-2025.