Domaine Grand Veneur Chateauneuf-du-Pape Vieilles Vignes 2009
Red wine 2009 Domaine Grand Veneur Chateauneuf-du-Pape Vieilles Vignes 3 L France Region: Rh Free Shipping InsuranceAdd winemaker's notes
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Red wine 2009 Domaine Grand Veneur Chateauneuf-du-Pape Vieilles Vignes 3 L France Region: Rh Free Shipping Insurance
Red wine 2009 Domaine Grand Veneur Chateauneuf-du-Pape Vieilles Vignes France Region: Rh Free Shipping Insurance
Red wine - 2009 - Domaine Grand Veneur Chateauneuf-du-Pape Vieilles Vignes - France - Region: Rh
The most limited cuvee (350 cases) is the 2009 Chateauneuf du Pape Vieilles Vignes (a blend of 50% Grenache, 40% Mourvedre and 10% Syrah from 50–100 year old vines located in the northern sector of the appellation). Its opaque purple color is accompanied by a gorgeous perfume of graphite, truffles, damp earth, cassis, kirsch, licorice and spice box. Despite the fact that it sees a lot of new oak, it reveals no evidence of wood. The fruit dominates in this quintessential, classic, full-bodied, powerful, massive as well as surprisingly pure and elegant Chateauneuf du Pape. Unlike most examples, the precociousness and suppleness of the 2009 vintage have given this wine a more forward appeal, although it still needs 2–3 years of cellaring. Drink it over the following 25–30 years.
A prodigious effort, the 2009 Vieilles Vignes from Grand Veneur includes a whopping 40% Mourvèdre in the blend (there’s also 10% Syrah, with the balance being Grenache), which no doubt accounts for its dark flavor profile. This is a full-bodied, lushly textured, expansive wine, with a finish that seems to go on forever. Approachable now, it should age well for 10–12 years at least.
Saturated purple. Stunning bouquet of mineral-laced raspberry, boysenberry and potpourri, with a strong note of licorice emerging with air. Deep and sweet but energetic, showing powerful red and black fruit flavors and a strong underpinning of graphite and iron. The boysenberry note recurs on the finish, which is strikingly pure, focused and long.
Dense, but pure and fresh, offering a core of black currant, raspberry and plum fruit in reserve, with lots of sweet spice, melted licorice and graphite as well. Theres a long, polished, violet-filled finish. Drink now through 2020. Wine Spectator. A Proprietary Blend wine from Rhone in France. 2009 Grand Veneur, Domaine Chateauneuf du Pape Vieilles Vignes 750ml