Domaine Grand Veneur Châteauneuf du Pape 2009

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An intense rubis color; the nose develop aromas of ripe red fruit (such as macerated cherry) and spice box.The palate reveals the presence of tannins, both soft and elegant. An elegant style of Châteauneuf du Pape, which expresses all the characteristics of its terroir. It will accompany game, red meat, or meat in sauce, as well as strong cheeses.
Category White Wine
Varietals
Country France
Region Rhone
Appellation Chateauneuf-du-Pape
Brand Domaine Grand Veneur
  • wa92

Wine AdvocateThe 2009 Chateauneuf du Pape (a 3,500-case blend of 70% Grenache, 20% Syrah and 10% Mourvedre from nearly 70 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.

Robert Parker, October 2011
  • ws90

Wine SpectatorStill 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. 4,000 cases made.

James Molesworth, June 30, 2011