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Domaine Grand Veneur Red Rhone Blend Châteauneuf-du-Pape 2010

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92-94 points Rhone Report: Easily the most approachable and drinkable of the lineup, the 2010 Domaine Grand Veneur Châteauneuf-du-Pape, a blend of 60% Grenache, 20% Syrah, and 10% Mourvèdre aged in a combination of vat barrel and barrel, is beautifully fruited, with pure aromatics of raspberry, licorice, spice-box, and mineral aromas all emerging from the glass. This medium to full-bodied beauty has a pure, classy profile, impeccable balance, and ripe, polished tannin on the finish. While approachable now, it will benefit from 2-3 years of bottle age, and drink well for 15+ years. (Mar 2012)

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

External Reviews for Domaine Grand Veneur Red Rhone Blend Châteauneuf-du-Pape

External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
02/03/2012

An excellent barrel sample, the 2010 Domaine Grand Veneur Châteauneuf-du-Pape is a blend of 60% Grenache, 20% Syrah, and 10% Mourvèdre. The Grenache is aged all in vat, the Syrah in older barrels, and the Mourvèdre in 10% new oak. The wine shows a cl... Rhone Report, The. A Proprietary Blend wine from Rhone in France. 2010 Domaine Grand Veneur Chateauneuf du Pape 750ml


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
01/22/2012

The tight, fresh, lively 2010 Chateauneuf du Pape needs 3-4 years of cellaring (unusual for this cuvee made from 70% Grenache, 20% Syrah and 10% Mourvedre). A youthful bouquet of black currants, black cherries, licorice, ink and spice box emerges fro... Robert Parkers Wine Advocate. A Proprietary Blend wine from Rhone in France. 2010 Domaine Grand Veneur Chateauneuf du Pape 750ml



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92-94 points Rhone Report: Easily the most approachable and drinkable of the lineup, the 2010 Domaine Grand Veneur Châteauneuf-du-Pape, a blend of 60% Grenache, 20% Syrah, and 10% Mourvèdre aged in a combination of vat barrel and barrel, is beautifully fruited, with pure aromatics of raspberry, licorice, spice-box, and mineral aromas all emerging from the glass. This medium to full-bodied beauty has a pure, classy profile, impeccable balance, and ripe, polished tannin on the finish. While approachable now, it will benefit from 2-3 years of bottle age, and drink well for 15+ years. (Mar 2012)

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