Calvet-Thunevin Thunevin-Calvet Grenache Blend Vin de Pays des Côtes Catalanes Cuvée Constance 2008

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Dry, slight astringency, notes of cherries, finish just a little sugary but decent balance, unprepossessing. I got it for $12. Good value. Read more

Smooth and sweet fruit fading into a slightly earthy finish. Very very very drinkable. Can't believe how fast the bottle disappeared. Read more

Complex nose of cinnamon, clove, sugar, blackberry, fresh bread or yeast, hint of mineral and earth. Suppose I could roll those up better. In the... Read more

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Snooth User: deniztek
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3.00 5
Vintage: 2006 12/15/2010

Dry, slight astringency, notes of cherries, finish just a little sugary but decent balance, unprepossessing. I got it for $12. Good value.


Snooth User: jasonkauf
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3.50 5
Vintage: 2005 09/29/2008

Smooth and sweet fruit fading into a slightly earthy finish. Very very very drinkable. Can't believe how fast the bottle disappeared.


Snooth User: dynowine
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3.50 5
Vintage: 2005 04/08/2010

Complex nose of cinnamon, clove, sugar, blackberry, fresh bread or yeast, hint of mineral and earth. Suppose I could roll those up better. In the mouth, sour just-ripe fruit, somewhat intense and acidic but not big. Short to medium finish of fruit and perhaps earth, not sure (tasted almost woody). Interesting wine for the price.


Snooth User: Cheese and Grapes
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3.50 5
Vintage: 2005 09/04/2009

Enjoyed this smooth wine. It opened up after about 30 minutes of decanting. Great fruit forward sipping wine. The bottle went quick.


Snooth User: heartsleeve
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4.00 5
Vintage: 2005 12/26/2008

This is a superb value from Thunevin. It is seductive and approachable now, soft tannins and good red fruits, impossible to have just one glass!


Snooth User: dynowine
3956231,323
4.00 5
Vintage: 2005 05/25/2010

Had a bottle of this (not just a taste) and I just love it. After pop and pour, in reverse order ... the finish has dusty vegetable, "dull matte" licorice/herb, and a scored, used oak taste that's just wonderful, I can't get enough of it. Back into the mid-palate the same vegetal, licorice, and oak wrap around slightly sour just-ripe fruit (I got raspberry, plum, maybe blackberry). Nose is same as my previous take, ie., spicebox, sugar, day-old bread, fruit, earth. Really good QPR. Not sure whether this is a wine for casual drinkers at a party, but I sure liked it.


Snooth User: infinitenexus
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5.00 5
Vintage: 2005 06/19/2011

A delicious blend of grenache, syrah, and carignan. Beautiful aromas of cassis and raspberry jam. Tons of ripe fruit, and flavors of chocolate, and best of all, 16 bucks a bottle!


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External Reviews for Calvet-Thunevin Thunevin-Calvet Grenache Blend Vin de Pays des Côtes Catalanes Cuvée Constance

External Review
Vintage: 2006 10/10/2010

Rubinrot, etwas aufgehellter Rand. Köstliches Bouquet von reifen, schwarzen Kirschen und Pflaumen, elegante Edelholznoten dahinter, auch schwarze Schokolade. Enorm elegantes Gaumenbild mit einer cremigen Fruchtkomponente, Heidelbeeren und Kirschen, begleitet von einer würzigen Komponente, reich und sehr schön ausbalanciert, mineralisches Finale.


External Review
Vintage: 2005 05/19/2011

A brilliant effort from St.-Emilion's bad boy, Jean-Luc Thunevin, and the Calvet firm, this 2004 was produced from a 25-acre old vine vineyard planted with 60% Grenache, 30% Syrah, and 10% Carignan. After aging in concrete vats, it was bottled unfined and unfiltered. It boasts tremendous intensity as well as a big, sweet bouquet of creme de cassis, black cherry liqueur, licorice, and roasted meats bathed in Provencal herbs. With superb purity, full body, and no hard edges, this savory, mouthfilling red will drink well for 2-3 years.


External Review
Vintage: 2005 05/19/2011

The 2005 Constance (technically a "Cotes Catalances" Vin de Pays) - consisting of Grenache with 30% Syrah and 10% Carignan - represents the only cuvee among the Calvet-Thunevin line-up not to be aged for 18 months in new barriques, but rather roughly half as long and exclusively in cement. Sweet and alluring aromas of creme de cassis and black raspberry jam lead to a palate of liqueur-like richness along with deep bitter chocolate and coffee as well as wet stone and lead pencil shadings. This excellent value offers an almost unprecedented amount of pure ripe fruit and resonance of finish for its price, and while it is successfully designed for impulsive (possibly even compulsive) consumption, it might well display more nuance with another year or two in bottle.


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Vintage: 2005 04/30/2010

Domaine Calvet Thunevin Cuvee Constance 2005 and all other premium wine from Domaine Calvet-Thunevin available at discounted prices at CheaperCigars.com. We also carry many other premium wine lables from France and all over the world.


External Review
Vintage: 2005 05/17/2009

Rubinrot, fast purpurn. Reiffruchtiges Bouquet von Himbeerkonfitüre, Cassis, Thymianwürze. Ausgesprochen samtiger Gaumen, an Preiselbeeren erinnernd, Edelbitterschokolade, etwas mineralische Noten, reich und kraftvoll bis ins dichte, elegante Finale.


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Vintage: 2004 03/24/2009

This young project is the brainchild of Jean-Luc Thunevin and Jean-Roger Calvet and is limited to only a few hectares of old vines planted on black schist (no dirt is present on the surface). Jean-Luc Thunevin made his first mark on the wine world with (what is now) the cult wine Chateau Valandraud in Bordeaux. Valandraud is recognized as one of the first "garage" wines of Bordeaux. In 2001, he teamed up with Jean-Roger Calvet, a local winemaker who was doing great work with Carignan and Grenache, to produce their first vintage. This sub-zone of the Roussillon, located in and around the village of Maury, is some of the most spectacular vineyard land in France. The climate is quite warm and the region is blessed with a Mediterranean influence, helping to produce wines of amazingly dark fruit and concentration. The hillsides are scattered with rosemary, wild thyme, lavender, and garrigue. As the vineyards are extremely steeply terraced, there is no choice but to harvest by hand. Yields are miniscule and volumes are quite low. All of the wines benefit from a 3-4 week maceration in barrel before passing into new French oak. The partners believe (and rightly so), that their old vine material is worthy of a long elevage in wood, and as such, the bottlings age in oak for 18 months before release.


External Review
Vintage: 2004 05/22/2011

The 2005 Constance (technically a "Cotes Catalances" Vin de Pays) - consisting of Grenache with 30% Syrah and 10% Carignan - represents the only cuvee among the Calvet-Thunevin line-up not to be aged for 18 months in new barriques, but rather roughly half as long and exclusively in cement. Sweet and alluring aromas of creme de cassis and black raspberry jam lead to a palate of liqueur-like richness along with deep bitter chocolate and coffee as well as wet stone and lead pencil shadings. This excellent value offers an almost unprecedented amount of pure ripe fruit and resonance of finish for its price, and while it is successfully designed for impulsive (possibly even compulsive) consumption, it might well display more nuance with another year or two in bottle.


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Ratings & Tags for Calvet-Thunevin Thunevin-Calvet Grenache Blend Vin de Pays des Côtes Catalanes Cuvée Constance

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2005 12/04/2009

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2004 10/02/2008

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2004 05/14/2009

<p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Jean-Luc Thunevin decided&nbsp;to team up with a local winegrower, Jean-Roger Calvet &nbsp;in 2000. Togther they bought 99 acres of &nbsp;vines located in Languedoc-Roussillon. This wine is a blend of Grenache with 30% Syrah and 10% Carignan and serves as their entry-level wine.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p>

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