Domaine Grand Veneur Chateauneuf-du-Pape 2007
From the Jaume familyandrsquo;s 123-acre estate, this is an opulent Chandacirc;teauneuf-du-Pape, lush floral notes highlighting its sweet, clear cassis flavors. It finishes with a sense of stoniness, savory and firm, drinkable now and cellarable for the next ten or so years.Add winemaker's notes
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From the Jaume familyandrsquo;s 123-acre estate, this is an opulent Chandacirc;teauneuf-du-Pape, lush floral notes highlighting its sweet, clear cassis flavors. It finishes with a sense of stoniness, savory and firm, drinkable now and cellarable for the next ten or so years.
Bright purple. Exotically perfumed nose displays scents of fresh blackberry, white pepper, incense and potpourri. Lush and creamy on the palate, with sweet dark berry flavors supported by slow-mounting tannins. The peppery note repeats on the focused, brisk finish.
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.
A blockbuster and a terrific example of Chateauneuf du Pape in a more challenging and irregular vintage is the 2003 Chateauneuf du Pape. Deep purple to the rim with a gloriously flamboyant nose of black raspberry jam, kirsch, smoke, and licorice, the wine has dazzling concentration, pushes ripeness to the limit (note the flavors of figs) but pulls back with impressive purity and balance as well as plenty of force and resistance. This is a supple, opulent style of Chateauneuf du Pape to drink over the next decade or more.
The 2001 Chateauneuf du Pape possesses sweet black cherry fruit, medium body, surprising lushness for the vintage, layers of concentrated fruit, and excellent texture. Enjoy this sexy, forward, deep ruby/purple-colored effort during its first decade of life. It is another example of how far proprietor Alain Jaume has pushed this estatersquo;s quality over the last four vintages.
Ruby-red. Mineral-driven aromas of strawberry, cherry and tobacco. Snappy red fruit flavors show good depth and clarity, with silky tannins adding shape. In fact, the red fruit finish seems a touch hard.
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.
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