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Domaine du Grand Tinel Red Rhone Blend Châteauneuf-du-Pape 2007
Domaine du Grand Tinel was founded in the 18th century by the Establet and Jeune families. Its name derives from the Latin word “Tina” meaning large barrel or cellar. In 1846 the Establet family acquired parcels of vines at La Gardiole which still today represents the heart of the property, with its windmill known as “Le Moulin de l’Auro”. Today the55 hectare Domaine is run by the Elie Jeune family.
Tested at 70 deg F on a well-aired bottle, 2 to 3 hours. Interesting nose of unwashed socks, animal fur, drying or smoked meat. In the mouth tastes like aged gamay on steroids, deep rich dark and red fruit mixed in with earthy, meaty, and stony mineral elements. Finishes slightly warm (alcohol?) and with cooling spice together with mid-palate elements fading. Wow. Dry. Body medium, acid medium, tannin medium. 80% grenache.
Tested at 70 deg F on well-aired bottle, 2 to 3 hrs. Interesting nose of game and barnyard with light cola and spice (pepper). In the mouth lovely balance, smooth and centered, with gamey ripe slightly spicy not sweet dark fruit with notes of leather and wood. Finish fades of similar elements plus a bit of metal and pepper spice. Dry. Body medium, acid medium, tannin medium. 80% grenache, 15% syrah, 5% mourvedre.
The 2007 Chateauneuf du Pape from Grand Tinel is delicious! Boysenberry and blackberries with a bit of bacon fat and some earth on the nose. A mix of supple black and red fruit on the pallet accompanied by a nice peppery note. Soft, smooth tannins and a persisting finish.
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Dark ruby. Ripe black raspberry and cherry on the nose, with complicating notes of rose, incense and smoky minerals. Brighter red fruits join the dark berries on the supple, sweet, seamless palate. This appealing wine displays good back-end lift and lingering dark fruit character.
BRONZE MEDAL - Decanter World Wine Awards Chateauneuf-du-Pape in the Rhone region of France, takes its name from the relocation of the papal court to Avignon in the 14th century. It is the biggest and most important specific Rhone appellation. Its vines grow in what looks like a shingle beach of big, smooth, oval stones that often cover the whole surface of the vineyard. These rounded stones reflect the heat of the sun during the day and remain warm at night. This allows the grapes to attain a high degree of maturity. Domaine du Grand Tinel was founded in the 18th century by the Establet and Jeune families. Its name derives from the Latin word 'Tina' meaning large barrel or cellar. In 1846 the Establet family acquired parcels of vines at La Gardiole which still today represents the heart of the property, with its windmill known as Le Moulin de l'Auro. Today the Domaine is run by Mr Elie Jeune and his daughter Beatrice and covers 55 hectares of vineyards. Grapes: 90% Grenache, 5% Syrah, 2% Counoise, and 3% Mourvedre. Region : France / Rhone / Chateauneuf du Pape AOC Maker : Christophe Elie Jeune Taste: A deep bright red colour with generous and silky tannins. The aromas evoke red fruit and rich spices. Elegant and well balanced. Serve: At room temperature with roast meats, lamb and casseroles. ABV : 15% Suitable for Vegetarians
The brilliant 2007 Chateauneuf du Pape Cuvee Alexis Establet (100% Grenache from 100-year-old vines from a parcel situated in the northern end of Chateauneuf du Pape known as La Gardiole) is one of the finest wines this estate has ever made. A saturated ruby/purple color (surprising given the fact that the 100% Grenache was aged primarily in small oak) is followed by fabulous levels of concentration, rich, ripe fruit, good freshness and vibrancy (because of the lack of any excessive heat during the growing season), plenty of pepper, licorice, grilled Provencal herbs, and exceptional levels of red and black fruits. The tannins are silky, the wine is broad and savory, and the finish lasts nearly a minute. Drink this super wine over the next 15andndash;20 years.
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Aromas of liquorice, red fruits, blackcurrants and rich spices with good weight and supple tannins.
Dietary Information: All-Natural
Aged 16 months in French Oak.
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