Domaine Grand Veneur Cotes du Rhone les Champauvins 2007
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.
Pretty surprised that this wine is not rated much higher. This is a great tasting wine - a goto medium/lower priced bottle.
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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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.
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.
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.
Racy and fresh, with a nice raspberry streak framed by spice, sweet toast and licorice notes, followed by a very juicy finish.
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.
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.
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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