2005 Domaine les Girard du Boucou Chateauneuf du Pape Jacques Girard Cuvee Lou Patacaiau
A Proprietary Blend Dry Red Table wine from
Chateauneuf du Pape, Southern Rhone, Rhone, France
Source Reviewer Rating Maturity Current (Release) Cost
eRobertParker.com # 169
Feb 2007
Robert Parker (90-92) Drink 2008 - 2023
The luxury cuvee, the 2005 Chateauneuf du Pape Cuvee Lou Patacaiau, made by Jacques Girard, has classic kirsch liqueur notes intermixed with Provencal herbs, full body, and oodles of cherry fruit in the mouth. It tastes like a concentrated cherry fruit cocktail but with some herbs, licorice, and spice infused into it. The wine is dark plum/ruby, broadly textured as well as quite expansive and pure. It is seductive, but at the same time structured. Give it 1-2 years of cellaring and drink it over the following 10-15 years. The seductive, almost Burgundian style of Robert Girard has certainly not lost a step under Jacques Girard. Some of the older subscribers may remember my enthusiastic reviews of the wines of Robert Girard and his cuvee Belvedere from the early to mid-1980s. This is the exact same estate under younger ownership, and for the most part this organically farmed vineyard has now become biodynamic. No known American importer.