Domaine Grand Veneur Chateauneuf-du-Pape 2006

External Review by Premier Wine & Spirits:

The 2006 Chateauneuf du Pape is a winner. Inky blue/purple with notes of graphite, blueberry, blackberry, smoke, Provencal herbs and a bit of licorice and pepper, it is deep, full-bodied, with sweet tannins and loads of fruit and glycerin. Drink it over the next 12ndash;14 years.

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Domaine Grand Veneur:
In 1320, Pope Jean XXII had the first vines planted in CHATEAUNEUF DU PAPE. But only in 1360 did the vine acquire a certain importance, first with the white wine drunk by Innocent VI, then with red wine; but these products remained little known. Only from the 18th century onward, did the vine occupy the territory and papal wine begin to be famous. In the Jaume family, the generations ha... Read more
In 1320, Pope Jean XXII had the first vines planted in CHATEAUNEUF DU PAPE. But only in 1360 did the vine acquire a certain importance, first with the white wine drunk by Innocent VI, then with red wine; but these products remained little known. Only from the 18th century onward, did the vine occupy the territory and papal wine begin to be famous. In the Jaume family, the generations have perpetuated the profession of winegrower since Mathieu JAUME decided, in 1826, to grow vines in CHATEAUNEUF DU PAPE. The successions were assumed by Marius, Fernand and Roger. In 1979, Alain and Odile JAUME carried on the family tradition with the creation of the GRAND VENEUR WINERY. At the beginning, the vineyard extended over 22 acres. Over time, the vineyard grew to today's figure of nearly 135 acres spread in the CHÂTEAUNEUF DU PAPE, LIRAC, CÔTES DU RHÔNE VILLAGES "Les Champauvins", and CÔTES DU RHÔNE areas. In 2003, a new estate of 35 acres was acquired: the "CLOS DE SIXTE" Appellation d'Origine Contrôlée LIRAC. This appellation located 10 kilometres from Châteauneuf du Pape, is one of the thirteen Crus of the Rhône Valley. Over the years, the family has grown, too. Today, Sébastien and Christophe are gradually taking charge of the management of the estate. Sharing the family know-how, they have to put to maximum advantage their knowledge in wine-growing and wine-tasting. Read less
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External Reviews for Domaine Grand Veneur Chateauneuf-du-Pape

External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
01/04/2012

The 2006 Chateauneuf du Pape is a winner. Inky blue/purple with notes of graphite, blueberry, blackberry, smoke, Provencal herbs and a bit of licorice and pepper, it is deep, full-bodied, with sweet tannins and loads of fruit and glycerin. Drink it over the next 12ndash;14 years.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
01/04/2012

A sleeper of the vintage, the 2006 Chacirc;teauneuf du Pape is a seductive effort offering plenty of earth, tapenade, and spice as well as black cherry and cassis fruit. Deep, full-bodied, rich, chewy, and totally seductive, it can be enjoyed over the next decade.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
01/04/2012

A lavishly fruited blend of Grenache (70 percent) with Syrah (20 percent) and Mourvegrave;dre (10), this is as red as raspberry jam deepened with a swirl of dark chocolate. itrsquo;s not complex, but itrsquo;s lasting, a modern style approachable now with filet mignon.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
01/04/2012

Full bodied and lushly textured, this is a top example of an affordable Chacirc;teauneuf-du-Pape. Raspberry and briary notes mingle easily on the nose, while the palate adds in hints of garrigue, spice and vanilla. Long, velvety and spice-laden on the finish.


External Review
Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
01/10/2013

Full bodied and lushly textured, this is a top example of an affordable Chandacirc;teauneuf-du-Pape. Raspberry and briary notes mingle easily on the nose, while the palate adds in hints of garrigue, spice and vanilla. Long, velvety and spice-laden on the finish.


External Review
Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
01/10/2013

A lavishly fruited blend of Grenache (70 percent) with Syrah (20 percent) and Mourvandegrave;dre (10), this is as red as raspberry jam deepened with a swirl of dark chocolate. itandrsquo;s not complex, but itandrsquo;s lasting, a modern style approachable now with filet mignon.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
10/29/2012

Deep ruby. Smoky cherry and mocha aromas are brightened by baking spices and blond tobacco. Fresher on the palate, with energetic red fruit qualities and juicy acidity adding lift. Offers a nice marriage of ripeness and vivacity


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