Domaine Grand Veneur Red Rhone Blend Châteauneuf-du-Pape 2009
"....70% Grenache, 20% Syrah and 10% Mourvedre) exhibits an inky/plum/purple color along with an impressive bouquet of Asian hoisin sauce, blackberries, black currants, sweet cherries, licorice and camphor. It is a dense, full-bodied, rich, heady wine with silky tannins, low acidity and abundant glycerin. Drink it over the next decade or more. Grand Veneur's two luxury offerings are among the finest wines of the appellation...91-93" WA 10/10 "Very deep and dense, the 2009 Domaine Grand Veneur Châteauneuf-du-Pape has an almost searing level of minerality that’s paired with potent dark fruits, notes of flowers, licorice, and spice. With a full-bodied, powerful palate, this impressively concentrated and structured wine will require cellaring and should drink well for 15 to 20 years...91-93" Rhone Report 08/10
External Reviews for Domaine Grand Veneur Red Rhone Blend Châteauneuf-du-Pape
Still showing some grip up front, with a firm, raisined edge of plum skin thats holding the core of crushed raspberry and blackberry fruit at bay for now. Additional licorice and spice notes hang in the background. Needs a little time to soften. Bes... Wine Spectator. A Proprietary Blend wine from Rhone in France. 2009 Domaine Grand Veneur Chateauneuf du Pape 750ml
Still showing some grip up front, with a firm, raisined edge of plum skin that’s holding the core of crushed raspberry and blackberry fruit at bay for now. Additional licorice and spice notes hang in the background. Needs a little time to soften. Best from 2012 through 2018.
A sleeper of the vintage, the 2006 Châteauneuf du Pape is a seductive effort offering plenty of earth, tapenade, and spice as well as black cherry and cassis fruit. Deep, full-bodied, rich, chewy, and totally seductive, it can be enjoyed over the next decade.
The 2009 Chateauneuf du Pape (a 3,500 case blend of 70% Grenache, 20% Syrah and 10% Mourvedre from nearly 10 year old vines) exhibits abundant notes of sweet cassis, licorice, kirsch, garrigue and tobacco leaf in a full-bodied, layered, opulently textured style. This hedonistic turn-on should continue to drink well for a decade or more.
An outstanding Châteauneuf-du-Pape, the 2009 Domaine Grand Veneur is loaded with spice, garrigue, violets, and underlying minerality that's backed up by perfectly ripe black cherry and pit like fruits. Silky and polished on the palate, with medium to... Rhone Report, The. A Proprietary Blend wine from Rhone in France. 2009 Domaine Grand Veneur Chateauneuf du Pape 750ml
The 2005 Châteauneuf du Pape is performing even better than it did last year. The wine has a dense ruby/purple color and a sweet nose of boysenberry, blackberry, and a hint of kirsch, with some loamy soil notes, ground pepper, and some incense and camphor. Ripe, full-bodied, with moderate tannins and a gorgeous, layered mouthfeel, this is a beauty that will be at its best in 1-3 years and last up to 15. This is definitely a modernist take on Chateauneuf du Pape, but the wines never lose the soul and typicity of Provence. They are impeccably well-made, pure, and deeply colored.
From vineyards on the terraced and pebbled slopes north of Auvignon, this wine is a blend of 70% Grenache, 20% Syrah, and 10% Mourvedre. It is a rich, full-flavored wine to serve with red meat, game or strong cheeses.