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Alain Jaume Chateauneuf du Pape Vieux Terron 2012
Loaded with black cherry and plum fruit, this is an amply endowed Chandacirc;teauneuf-du-Pape that avoids excess. The fruit flavors remain fresh and vibrant, the oaking is understated and the wineandrsquo;s size is ably supported by soft tannins and just-sufficient acidity. Drink nowandndash;2020.Add winemaker's notes
RiceSelect's fragrant Jasmati® is blended with eggs, milk and fall's favorite spices, cinnamon and nutmeg, to create a delicious rice pudding, which is layered on top of fluffy cream cheese and abuttery pecan crust. Pairs well with a bold, tawny port with flavors of dried fruits, nuts, and spices.
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Loaded with black cherry and plum fruit, this is an amply endowed Chandacirc;teauneuf-du-Pape that avoids excess. The fruit flavors remain fresh and vibrant, the oaking is understated and the wineandrsquo;s size is ably supported by soft tannins and just-sufficient acidity. Drink nowandndash;2020.
The 2009 Chateauneuf du Pape Les Origines (1,500 cases produced) is a blend of 50% Grenache, a whopping 30% Mourvedre and 20% Syrah with the latter two components spending time in new oak barrels. All of the fruit comes from vines that are nearly 70 years of age. A great wine with an opaque ruby/purple color, sensational fruit intensity and notes of graphite, lavender, licorice, lead pencil shavings and subtle smoke, it is full-bodied, rich and powerful with low acidity and sweet, velvety tannins. It should drink well for 15+ years.
The beautiful 2009 Grand Veneur Chateauneuf du Pape Les Origines (a blend of 50% Grenache, 30% Mourvedre and 20% Syrah aged in small barrels) offers notes of graphite, camphor, blackberries, creme de cassis, Provencal herbs and lavender. It is nearly as good as the brilliant 2007. Full-bodied and rich with nicely integrated tannins, acidity and wood, the 2009 will benefit from several years of bottle age and should evolve for 20 or more years.
The 2006 Chateauneuf du Pape Les Origines is one of the vintageandrsquo;s most profound wines. Inky purple to the rim, showing some subtle influence of barriques, the wine has an impressive nose of chocolate, smoke, roasted meats, blueberries, and jammy black cherries with some licorice and smoke. The wine is full-bodied, powerful, but has silky tannins and good acidity. This wine should be drinkable upon release and last for 15 or more years.
The 2001 Chateauneuf du Pape Cuvee Les Origines appears to be the finest offering yet produced by Jaume. An inky purple/black color is followed by an awesome nose of licorice, espresso, chocolate, black cherry jam, and pepper. Super-concentrated and pure, with great finesse, sweet tannin, and monster power, it is a terrific Chateauneuf that should hit its prime in 2ndash;3 years, and last for two decades. Anticipated maturity: 2006ndash;2020.
Delicious. This full-bodied, elegant Chacirc;teauneuf is a beauty. Refined and smooth tannins backed by plenty of ripe and spicy fruit, dried fruitcake, smoke, leather and mineral mdash; but the overall impression remains the ripe fruit, which coats the palate. Balanced finish. Best from 2005 through 2013.
A candidate for wine of the vintage is Grand Veneurandrsquo;s 2006 Chandacirc;teauneuf de Pape Les Origines. A dense plum/purple color is followed by an intoxicatingly heady perfume of ground pepper, spice box, garrigue, meat juices, and copious quantities of red and black fruits. In the mouth, it exhibits superb texture, silky tannins, and a long, full-bodied, powerful finish with no hard edges. Consume it over the next 10andndash;15 years.
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