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Domaine Grand Veneur Chateauneuf du Pape Vieilles Vignes 2010

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96-99 points Rhone Report: A thrilling wine on all accounts... 50% Grenache, 40% Mourvedre, and 10% Syrah... incredibly polished and pure with knockout aromas of creamy raspberry, blackberry liqueur intermixed with graphite, mineral, licorice, cigar box, and crushed flowers. This full-bodied, powerful, and seriously structured wine is seriously concentrated and rich, yet never seems heavy or cumbersome in the least. Not for those lacking in patience and showing brilliant purity of fruit, impeccable balance, and masses of finely polished tannin, this monumental Chateauneuf-du-Pape should be given 5-7 years of bottle age, and then consumed over the following two decades. Hats off to the Jaume family for this brilliant wine. (Mar 2012)

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Domaine Grand Veneur:
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

External Reviews for Domaine Grand Veneur Chateauneuf du Pape Vieilles Vignes

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Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
01/22/2012

Possessing compelling richness, the awesome, packed and stacked, inky purple-colored 2010 Chateauneuf du Pape Vieilles Vignes possesses remarkable intensity of blackberry and blueberry fruit intertwined with camphor, lavender, licorice and truffle no... Robert Parkers Wine Advocate. A Proprietary Blend wine from Rhone in France. 2010 Grand Veneur, Domaine Chateauneuf du Pape Vieilles Vignes 1500ml


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Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
01/31/2013

A monumental effort meriting a perfect score, the super-rich 2010 Chateauneuf du Pape Vieilles Vignes is a 4,000-bottle blend of 50% Grenache, 40% Mourvedre and 10% Syrah from 55- to 105-year-old vines and was aged for 18 months in small oak. The win... Robert Parkers Wine Advocate. A Proprietary Blend wine from Rhone in France. 2010 Grand Veneur, Domaine Chateauneuf du Pape Vieilles Vignes 1500ml


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Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
01/03/2013

Glass-staining purple. Very ripe on the nose and palate, offering roasted plum and cherry compote qualities and notes of oak spice and candied flowers. Exotic and densely packed, with a velvety texture and slow-building licorice and bitter chocolat... Stephen Tanzers IWC. A Proprietary Blend wine from Rhone in France. 2010 Grand Veneur, Domaine Chateauneuf du Pape Vieilles Vignes 1500ml


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Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
03/19/2013

Ripe and packed, but well-focused, with a broad beam of linzer torte and boysenberry fruit backed by graphite, violet and pastis notes. Picks up plenty of muscle and toasted spice on the finish, showing lots of latent depth in reserve. Very solid. Be... Wine Spectator. A Proprietary Blend wine from Rhone in France. 2010 Grand Veneur, Domaine Chateauneuf du Pape Vieilles Vignes 750ml



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96-99 points Rhone Report: A thrilling wine on all accounts... 50% Grenache, 40% Mourvedre, and 10% Syrah... incredibly polished and pure with knockout aromas of creamy raspberry, blackberry liqueur intermixed with graphite, mineral, licorice, cigar box, and crushed flowers. This full-bodied, powerful, and seriously structured wine is seriously concentrated and rich, yet never seems heavy or cumbersome in the least. Not for those lacking in patience and showing brilliant purity of fruit, impeccable balance, and masses of finely polished tannin, this monumental Chateauneuf-du-Pape should be given 5-7 years of bottle age, and then consumed over the following two decades. Hats off to the Jaume family for this brilliant wine. (Mar 2012)

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