Domaine Grand Veneur Cotes du Rhone Reserve 2009
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.Add winemaker's notes
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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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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