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Domaine Grand Veneur France Rhone Cotes du Rhone Reserve Viognier 2009
The colour is purple-tinged garnet. The aromatic range of the nose goes from fresh berries (wild raspberry, blackcurrant, blackberry) to spices. The palate is big and full-flavoured, with silky-smooth tannins and aromas of the fruit already mentioned. The finish introduces touches of liquorice and pepper.
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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 Rhône 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 (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.
For the last 7-8 years, this has been one of the best-run estates in Chateauneuf du Pape. Alain Jaume and his two capable sons, Sebastien and Christophe, continue to propel Domaine Grand Veneur into the upper echelon of quality. The 2003 Cotes du Rhone Reserve is a sleeper of the vintage. Wonderfully sweet raspberry and black currant fruit jumps from the glass of this wine, which exhibits superb density, rich, full-bodied flavors, but with purity and elegance. This is a super value as well and should drink well for another 3-4 years.
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 Côtes du Rhône 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 1-2 years.
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 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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