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Deep, bright red. Very ripe aromas of cassis, espresso, smoked meat and animal fur. Lush, fleshy and concentrated; supersweet grenache-dominated fl... Read more
Exhibiting a saturated ruby/purple color as well as a big, sweet nose revealing a surprising amount of oak, the 2003 Chateauneuf du Pape Cuvee Les ... Read more
This supercuvee from Alain Jaume is ripe and modern in style, very smooth and polished. But its juiciness and richness do not lose sight of the pow... Read more
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Deep, bright red. Very ripe aromas of cassis, espresso, smoked meat and animal fur. Lush, fleshy and concentrated; supersweet grenache-dominated flavors of cherry and plum. Creamy but lively and elegant. Finishes long and firm, but turned a tad dry with aeration, showing menthol and herbal elements.
Exhibiting a saturated ruby/purple color as well as a big, sweet nose revealing a surprising amount of oak, the 2003 Chateauneuf du Pape Cuvee Les Origines is a full-bodied, chewy, layered, large-scaled, low acid, concentrated offering. This open-knit Chateauneuf veers toward the more modern, international style of winemaking, but it unquestionably possesses all the typicity of Chateauneuf du Pape. Drink it over the next 12ndash;14 years.
This supercuvee from Alain Jaume is ripe and modern in style, very smooth and polished. But its juiciness and richness do not lose sight of the power of Chateauneuf-du-Pape, and it has fine, dry tannins that leave a sense of good aging potential.
So this is why the pope use to live here (Chateauneuf-du-Pape means ldquo;home of the poperdquo;). This wine is outstanding. This single vineyard bottling is a blend of 50% Grenache, 30% Mourvedre and 20% Syrah aged in French oak. The nose has sweet aromas of blue raspberry and strawberries that seem to fill the room, not just the glass. Flavors of black plum, black cherry and spice (white pepper and sage) are abundant in the winersquo;s multiple layers. The tannins are firm but well balanced, giving the wine enough oomph to pair with meats as well as other meals that match a CDP. Drink over the next five years.
Both of Grand Veneurrsquo;s bottled 2001 Chacirc;teauneuf du Papes are outstanding effortshellip; The top offering, the 2001 Chateauneuf du Pape Cuveacute;e Les Origines exhibits an even more saturated ruby/purple color as well as glorious aromas of acacia flowers, blackberries, licorice, chocolate, and kirsch liqueur. With fabulous richness and purity, medium to full body, undeniable elegance for its size, and a long, textured, multidimensional finish, it is the finest Les Origines Alain Jaume has yet produced. Anticipated maturity: 2006ndash;2016.
The 2001 Chateauneuf du Pape Cuvee Les Origines appears to be the finest offering yet produced by Jaume. An inky purple/black color is followed by an awesome nose of licorice, espresso, chocolate, black cherry jam, and pepper. Super-concentrated and pure, with great finesse, sweet tannin, and monster power, it is a terrific Chateauneuf that should hit its prime in 2ndash;3 years, and last for two decades. Anticipated maturity: 2006ndash;2020.
The 2007 Chateauneuf du Pape Les Origines may turn out to be one of this estateandrsquo;s finest cuvandeacute;es, although one should not overlook the 2006 Les Origines. A luxury cuvandeacute;e sold at a reasonable price, the 2007 boasts a dense blue/purple color as well as a sweet perfume of blueberries, charcoal, creme de cassis, graphite, smoked meats, and herbs. Dense, full-bodied, and exceptionally pure, with a multilayered texture, moderate tannin, and a stunning finish, it will benefit from 2andndash;4 years of cellaring, and should drink well for 20andndash;25.
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