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Domaine Grand Veneur Châteauneuf-du-Pape Blanc la Fontaine 2010

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The tight, fresh, lively 2010 Chateauneuf du Pape needs 3-4 years of cellaring (unusual for this cuvee made from 70% Grenache, 20% Syrah and 10% Mourvedre). A youthful bouquet of black currants, black cherries, licorice, ink and spice box emerges fro... Robert Parkers Wine Advocate. A Proprietary Blend wine from Rhone in France. 2010 Domaine Grand Veneur Chateauneuf du Pape 750ml

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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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Vintage: 2004 03/11/2009

Three and a half glasses


External Reviews for Domaine Grand Veneur Châteauneuf-du-Pape Blanc la Fontaine

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01/22/2012

The tight, fresh, lively 2010 Chateauneuf du Pape needs 3-4 years of cellaring (unusual for this cuvee made from 70% Grenache, 20% Syrah and 10% Mourvedre). A youthful bouquet of black currants, black cherries, licorice, ink and spice box emerges fro... Robert Parkers Wine Advocate. A Proprietary Blend wine from Rhone in France. 2010 Domaine Grand Veneur Chateauneuf du Pape 750ml


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02/03/2012

An excellent barrel sample, the 2010 Domaine Grand Veneur Châteauneuf-du-Pape is a blend of 60% Grenache, 20% Syrah, and 10% Mourvèdre. The Grenache is aged all in vat, the Syrah in older barrels, and the Mourvèdre in 10% new oak. The wine shows a cl... Rhone Report, The. A Proprietary Blend wine from Rhone in France. 2010 Domaine Grand Veneur Chateauneuf du Pape 750ml


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Vintage: 2009 06/22/2011

Rich but pure, with lovely crushed plum and violet aromas followed by layers of mesquite, roasted vanilla, melted licorice and pastis. Long and very silky through the finish. Still quite primal now, but should evolve nicely. Best from 2010 through 2022.


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Vintage: 2009 06/22/2011

Yummy red, with licorice, red berry and cherry jam character. Polished red, the wood nicely integrated, this is appealing but not very complex. Drink now through 2009.


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Vintage: 2009 06/22/2011

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.


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Vintage: 2009 06/22/2011

The superb 2007 Chateauneuf du Pape exhibits a deep ruby/purple color followed by notes of cassis, black raspberries, licorice, charcoal, and a hint of camphor. It possesses superb concentration, full-bodied richness, great purity and texture, and a long finish that lasts 35-40 seconds. Drink it over the next 12-15+ years.


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Vintage: 2009 06/22/2011

The 2005 Chateauneuf du Pape looks to be a winner, one of strength, richness, elegance, but full-bodied power and plenty of deep, smoky black cherry and blackberry fruit intermixed with some herbs, roasted meats, spice, and earth. It is a beautiful wine that will probably benefit from 1-2 years of bottle age and drink well for 12-15 years. Readers have to distinguish between the negociant wines of Alain Jaume, which are under the label "Alain Jaume," and his estate wines, which appear under the "Grand Veneur" label. In both cases the quality is extremely high and unlike many estates where prices have dramatically soared over recent vintages, Grand Veneur's proprietor, Alain Jaume, continues to offer very fair value for the quality.


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