Domaine Grand Veneur Cotes du Rhone Reserve 2009

Member Review by zufrieden:

You really have to love that Christmas pudding scent on many of these Cotes du Rhone wines. My weakness is an acute memory of childhood where cold nights around Christmas were redolent with candied cherries, cranberry sauce and phosphate-style hard candy. This very good CdR from Alain Jaume has this quality plus a slightly angular edge on entry that would pair well with well-basted turkey. On the palate, this wine has some hardness that might soften with 2-3 years bottle aging. Nice round mouth-feel but could be a tad juicier. 87 points.

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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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10/31/2012

You really have to love that Christmas pudding scent on many of these Cotes du Rhone wines. My weakness is an acute memory of childhood where cold nights around Christmas were redolent with candied cherries, cranberry sauce and phosphate-style hard candy. This very good CdR from Alain Jaume has this quality plus a slightly angular edge on entry that would pair well with well-basted turkey. On the palate, this wine has some hardness that might soften with 2-3 years bottle aging. Nice round mouth-feel but could be a tad juicier. 87 points.


External Reviews for Domaine Grand Veneur Cotes du Rhone Reserve

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Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
01/03/2012

This crisp, juicy wine from Alain Jaume and his sons Cristophe and Sebastian, made from 75% Grenache, 15% Syrah and 5% Cinsaut, has ruby red color, flavors of dark, sweet cherry and cinnamon and a long finish. Enjoy this richly, delicious wine with chili or grilled hamburgers.


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Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
01/03/2012

The lightest, most gulpable of this quartet is the 2001 Grand Veneur Cocirc;tes du Rhocirc;ne Reserve. Soft strawberry and black cherry fruit characteristics emerge from this dark ruby/garnet-colored offering. Spicy, earthy, peppery as well as tasty, it is an ideal restaurant/bistro red to consume over the next 1ndash;2 years.


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Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
01/03/2012

The 2009 Cotes du Rhone Reserve (an identical blend) is soft, ripe, peppery, fruity, opaque ruby in color, with a more narrow palate. While excellent, this racy, reasonably priced wine has to take a backseat to the brilliant 2010.


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Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
01/03/2012

Juicy and friendly, with flavors of cherry compote and blackberry preserves offset nicely by violet and black tea notes. A streak of graphite keeps the finish fresh. Drink now through 2012.


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Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
01/10/2013

The plots of the Domaine Grand Veneur are located on slopes where the vines are 90 years old, which guarantees the constant quality of their wines. They are masters at producing fine Rhandocirc;ne wines, with finesse and the tradition of winemaking handed down through generations. This wine starts off with a deep purple color, and has sensuous floral and spice aromas. The depth continues with ripe dark fruit flavors accompanied by cinnamon and clove spices. Enjoy this wine with barbecue-glazed meatloaf and roasted new potatoes with rosemary and garlic.


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Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
01/10/2013

The 2009 Cotes du Rhone Reserve (70% Grenache, 20% Syrah, and 10% Cinsault) exhibits a leafy/garrigue/Provencal character intermixed with raspberry and black cherry fruit. The sweetness of the tannins, plump, medium-bodied style, and touch of pepper result in a classic Candocirc;tes du Rhandocirc;ne to drink over the next several years.


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Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
01/03/2012

A perennial value, the 2004 Reserve Cocirc;tes du Rhocirc;ne has a crisp nose of black cherries that leads to velvety cherry and black raspberry fruit flavors. It finishes long with spicy fruit and minerals.


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