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Domaine Grand Veneur Cotes du Rhone les Champauvins 2007

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Intense, brilliant garnet-red color. The aromas of woods and ripe red berries are typical of the terroir. The tannic structure is elegant and smooth. The finish is dominated by slight touches of spices and truffles. A complete wine, rich and fine.

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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

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Snooth User: sk1500
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5.00 5
08/09/2009

Astonished that the overall rating for this wine isn't higher. This is a beautiful wine and a brilliant value. Gorgeous, rich violet in color - this is a big and interesting wine. Being so young and high in alchohol, it needs a bit of time to open up - but it opens to both a good deal of spice and fruit.


Snooth User: jackal4eva
2251959
5.00 5
09/23/2009

Pretty surprised that this wine is not rated much higher. This is a great tasting wine - a goto medium/lower priced bottle.


Snooth User: BSLemoine
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1.00 5
03/10/2010

Fairly simple, and very hot. Under-ripe red fruit aromas and flavors. The alcohol is way out of balance. Very disappointing considering the vintage and the price.

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Snooth User: fredzimny
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4.00 5
09/09/2009

Four glasses


External Reviews for Domaine Grand Veneur Cotes du Rhone les Champauvins

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Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
06/22/2011

Ripe and distinguished, with a beautiful beam of linzer torte and macerated red currant fruit supported by graphite and licorice notes. The long finish lets the fruit hang on while staying fresh and racy. Modern and very suave. Drink now through 2013.


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Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
06/22/2011

The outstanding, silky, pure 2009 Cotes du Rhone Les Champauvins represents a baby Chateauneuf du Pape. Composed of 70% Grenache, 20% Syrah, and 10% Mourvedre, it reveals a deep ruby/plum color in addition to full-bodied flavors, light tannin, and lavender, truffle, black currant, and black cherry aromas.


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05/19/2011

Consistently one of the best values and sleeper selections from the southern Rhone is Grand Veneur's Cotes du Rhone-Villages Les Champauvins. This wine is consistently outstanding, seemingly regardless of vintage conditions, and 2005 is another knock-out offering. Full-bodied with a deep ruby/purple color, hints of licorice, kirsch liqueur, raspberries, and loads of fruit in a full-bodied luscious style, it should drink well for 4-5 years.


External Review
05/19/2011

Racy and fresh, with a nice raspberry streak framed by spice, sweet toast and licorice notes, followed by a very juicy finish.


External Review
09/27/2011

The 2009 Les Champauvins Cotes du Rhone is their single-vineyard Cotes du Rhone that comes from a vineyard just across the street from where the appellation of Chateauneuf du Pape ends. This is a big, full-bodied, more structured Cotes du Rhone, with notes of kirsch, licorice, black truffles and meat juices. It is a heady wine with moderate tannins that are still present. It will benefit from another 6-12 months of bottle age and drink well for 5-7 years.


External Review
05/19/2011

The top Côtes du Rhône, the 2007 Côtes du Rhône-Villages Les Champauvins, is a serious effort that could easily be mistaken for a Châteauneuf du Pape. Sweet black cherry fruit, seaweed wrapper, licorice, pepper, and spice aromas are followed by a wine with a broad, savory mouthfeel, sweet tannin, and a long finish. It should drink well for 4-5 years.


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05/19/2011

The 2004 Cotes du Rhone-Villages Les Champauvins is a potentially outstanding wine with terrific fruit (raspberries, cherries, currants, spice box, and pepper), medium to full body, good acidity, and a refreshing finish.


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Intense, brilliant garnet-red color. The aromas of woods and ripe red berries are typical of the terroir. The tannic structure is elegant and smooth. The finish is dominated by slight touches of spices and truffles. A complete wine, rich and fine.

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