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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
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.
The 2009 Chateauneuf du Pape Vieilles Vignes (a cuvee that was first made in 2006) is a blend of 50% Grenache, 30% Mourvedre and 20% Syrah, all aged in new oak casks. Despite all the new oak, its influence is marginal. Some toasty notes are present, but the wine is very full-bodied with extraordinarily intense aromas and flavors of creme de cassis, kirsch, lavender, licorice and hints of lead pencil shavings and smoke. Dense, full-bodied, tannic and super intense, this is a massive 2009 that begs for 4andndash;5 years of cellaring. It should drink well for 20andndash;25 years thereafter.
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
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