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2005 Domaine la Milliere Chateauneuf-du-Pape Vieilles Vignes, Rhone, France

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Wine Notes

This producer also makes a white wine. Ensure your merchant has the color you are looking for. Earlier vintages labeled Vieilles Vignes Cuvee Unique.

Average Price of 750ml bottle, ex-tax in USD: $42

Search Rank 7291 What is search rank?
Over all vintages, this was the 7291st most popular wine on Wine-Searcher last year. Search rank last month: 9366th

Score: 87. When to drink: 2007 to 2022
The Wine-Searcher score of 87/100 is calculated from the following wine critic scores:
Critic Score When to drink
92/100    
90/100 (74 notes from 56 users )    
15.4/20   2008+
14/20   2010 to 2016
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Awards
Award Organization Award Year Result
Concours des Grands Vins de France Macon 2007 Argent
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Price History for 2005 Domaine la Milliere Chateauneuf-du-Pape Vieilles Vignes, Rhone, France
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Grape Variety: Southern Rhone Blend Red

A Red Southern Rhone Blend generally consists of Grenache, Syrah and Mourvedre, in varying proportions, although typically Grenache and Syrah are the dominant partners.

There are also a number of other grape varieties which might be used in the Southern Rhone Blend, as southern France's vineyards are filled with obscure local varieties which have not made their way in the world as well as the three aforementioned. Among these less common varieties are what are often referred to as the 'four Cs'; Carignan, Cinsaut, ... more


Region Hierarchy
  • Chateauneuf-du-Pape wine region

    Chateauneuf-du-Pape is an historic town in France's southern Rhone Valley, famous for its full-bodied, spicy red wines (although it does also produce a small quantity of weighty, flavorful white).

    The name Chateauneuf-du-Pape means 'new castle of the Pope' and refers to the fact that nearby Avignon was chosen as the new home for the Pope's court in the early 14th century. The pope in question (Clement V) also gave his name to the ancient and equally prestigious Chateau Pape Clement in Bordeaux's Graves district.

    The history and prestige of the Chateauneuf-du-Pape wine appellation is much more recent than that of the town, dating back less than one hundred years. For many centuries its wines were grouped wi ... more

  • Rhone wine region

    The Rhone Valley is a key wine-producing region in the south-east of France. It follows the north–south course of the Rhone river for almost 150 miles (240km) from Lyon to the Rhone Delta (the Bouches-du-Rhône), near the Mediterranean coast.

    The length of the valley means that Rhone wines are the product of a wide variety of soil types and ... more

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