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Domaine Grand Veneur

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2021
91
White pepper, black raspberries, and flowers work together to form the core of this medium-bodied, elegant, fresh, soft, silky, kirsch-filled wine that will be delicious to drink on release. Refined, and fresh, this lighter-styled wine hits everything just right. The wine is a blend of 70% old vine Grenache, 20% Syrah, and 10% Mourvedre. Drink from 2024-2030.

White pepper, black raspberries, and flowers work together to form the core of this medium-bodied, elegant, fresh, soft, silky, kirsch-filled wine that will be delicious to drink on release. Refined, and fresh, this lighter-styled wine hits everything just right. The wine is a blend of 70% old vine Grenache, 20% Syrah, and 10% Mourvedre. Drink from 2024-2030.

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2021
93
Dark red berries, peppery spices, and herbs with a hint of smoke, and spice open the nose. On the palate, the wine is lush, round, fruity, creamy, and sweet, with layers of plush, dark red fruits, and white pepper on the palate that carries through to the finish. The wine was made with a blend of 50% old vine Grenache, 30% Mourvedre, and 20% Syrah. Drink from 2024-2032.

Dark red berries, peppery spices, and herbs with a hint of smoke, and spice open the nose. On the palate, the wine is lush, round, fruity, creamy, and sweet, with layers of plush, dark red fruits, and white pepper on the palate that carries through to the finish. The wine was made with a blend of 50% old vine Grenache, 30% Mourvedre, and 20% Syrah. Drink from 2024-2032.

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2021
94
As always, this is quite dark in color. The wine is deep, meaty, smoky, rich, and lush. There is a plushness, and polish to the fruits on the palate with a creamy edge to the layers of fruit in the lengthy finish. The wine blends 45% Grenache, 45% Mourvedre, and 10% Syrah. There is a lot going on here, including some oak that needs to be resolved. So give it a year or two before popping a cork and it should be even better. Drink from 2024 - 2035.

As always, this is quite dark in color. The wine is deep, meaty, smoky, rich, and lush. There is a plushness, and polish to the fruits on the palate with a creamy edge to the layers of fruit in the lengthy finish. The wine blends 45% Grenache, 45% Mourvedre, and 10% Syrah. There is a lot going on here, including some oak that needs to be resolved. So give it a year or two before popping a cork and it should be even better. Drink from 2024 - 2035.

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2020
92
With a strong floral note, you also find loads of sweet, ripe, soft, polished, fresh, pure kirsch, black raspberries and plums. Silky and fresh, this refined style hits everything just right. The wine is a blend of old vine Grenache, with Syrah and Mourvedre. Drink from 2022-2032.

With a strong floral note, you also find loads of sweet, ripe, soft, polished, fresh, pure kirsch, black raspberries and plums. Silky and fresh, this refined style hits everything just right. The wine is a blend of old vine Grenache, with Syrah and Mourvedre. Drink from 2022-2032.

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2020
94
With a nice depth of color, the richly textured wine blends sweet, ripe, earthy, dark red fruits with crushed rocks, stones, herbs and spice, finishing with dark plums, licorice, pepper and dark cocoa. The wine was made with a blend of 50% old vine Grenache, 30% Mourvedre and 20% Syrah. Drink from 2023 - 2034

With a nice depth of color, the richly textured wine blends sweet, ripe, earthy, dark red fruits with crushed rocks, stones, herbs and spice, finishing with dark plums, licorice, pepper and dark cocoa. The wine was made with a blend of 50% old vine Grenache, 30% Mourvedre and 20% Syrah. Drink from 2023 - 2034

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2019
94
Dark in color, the wine is incredibly lush on the palate with loads of silky textured, black cherries, black plums and a few blackberries tossed in good measure, which is all topped off with licorice, herbs, spice and thyme in the finish. The wine was made with a blend of 50% old vine Grenache, 30% Mourvedre and 20% Syrah. Drink from 2023 - 2034

Dark in color, the wine is incredibly lush on the palate with loads of silky textured, black cherries, black plums and a few blackberries tossed in good measure, which is all topped off with licorice, herbs, spice and thyme in the finish. The wine was made with a blend of 50% old vine Grenache, 30% Mourvedre and 20% Syrah. Drink from 2023 - 2034

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2019
97
Almost inky dark in color, the wine serves up a full-bodied, richly textured blast of spicy, black and red plums, dark cherries, peppery kirsch, wet earth, espresso, smoke and herbs. This is long, dense and intense with a serious richness to the texture that sticks with you from the mid-palate all the way through the extensive finish. The wine was made from blending 45% Grenache, 45% Mourvedre and 10% Syrah. There is a lot going on here, so give it a few years for the oak to integrate and for the wine to fully come together before popping a cork. Drink from 2025 - 2038

Almost inky dark in color, the wine serves up a full-bodied, richly textured blast of spicy, black and red plums, dark cherries, peppery kirsch, wet earth, espresso, smoke and herbs. This is long, dense and intense with a serious richness to the texture that sticks with you from the mid-palate all the way through the extensive finish. The wine was made from blending 45% Grenache, 45% Mourvedre and 10% Syrah. There is a lot going on here, so give it a few years for the oak to integrate and for the wine to fully come together before popping a cork. Drink from 2025 - 2038

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2019
94
Produced from 100% old vine Roussanne, the first thing you notice is the honeysuckle before moving on to the nuts, lemon curd, orange rind, flowers and herbal tint on the nose before hitting the lusciously textured, fruit-filled palate. Medium-bodied, lush, round and fruity, this should drink well on release, yet age for a few years as well. Drink from 2022 - 2032

Produced from 100% old vine Roussanne, the first thing you notice is the honeysuckle before moving on to the nuts, lemon curd, orange rind, flowers and herbal tint on the nose before hitting the lusciously textured, fruit-filled palate. Medium-bodied, lush, round and fruity, this should drink well on release, yet age for a few years as well. Drink from 2022 - 2032

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2019
93
Full, rich, ripe, opulent and forward, the wine exudes layers of sweet, lusciously textured, ripe red fruits, flowers, herbs and thyme. The finish has energy length and richness, ending with an array of showy, ripe berries. This will drink well with just a year or so aging. Drink from 2023 - 2034

Full, rich, ripe, opulent and forward, the wine exudes layers of sweet, lusciously textured, ripe red fruits, flowers, herbs and thyme. The finish has energy length and richness, ending with an array of showy, ripe berries. This will drink well with just a year or so aging. Drink from 2023 - 2034

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2019
92
Quite floral in character, with touches of minty herbs and citrus on the nose, the wine is sweet, fresh and forward, with a blend of white peach nuts and orange with yellow citrus in the finish. Drink from 2022 - 2028.

Quite floral in character, with touches of minty herbs and citrus on the nose, the wine is sweet, fresh and forward, with a blend of white peach nuts and orange with yellow citrus in the finish. Drink from 2022 - 2028.

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2018
94
Rich, lush, juicy and fruity, with a freshness, energy and a spicy, black raspberry, herb and thyme finish. The wine was made with a blend of 50% old vine Grenache, 30% Mourvedre and 20% Syrah.

Rich, lush, juicy and fruity, with a freshness, energy and a spicy, black raspberry, herb and thyme finish. The wine was made with a blend of 50% old vine Grenache, 30% Mourvedre and 20% Syrah.

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2018
93
Floral, minty, peppery and with a meaty edge to the red fruits on the nose. The wine is round, lush, sweet, pure and leaves you with good energy in the kirsch filled finish.

Floral, minty, peppery and with a meaty edge to the red fruits on the nose. The wine is round, lush, sweet, pure and leaves you with good energy in the kirsch filled finish.

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2017
95
Smoky, earthy, spicy, peppery, olive, thyme and dark red fruits are all over the place here. The fruit is ripe, round, sweet, fresh and tannic, so allow it some time in the cellar before pulling a cork. The wine is made in a full-bodied, hedonistic style that I think is great! The wine was made with a blend of 50% old vine Grenache, 30% Mourvedre and 20% Syrah.

Smoky, earthy, spicy, peppery, olive, thyme and dark red fruits are all over the place here. The fruit is ripe, round, sweet, fresh and tannic, so allow it some time in the cellar before pulling a cork. The wine is made in a full-bodied, hedonistic style that I think is great! The wine was made with a blend of 50% old vine Grenache, 30% Mourvedre and 20% Syrah.

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2017
96
Long, rich, intense and palate filling, long and intense, the wine has concentration, juiciness and layers of dark, earthy cherries, pepper, spice and thyme. The wine was made from blending 45% Grenache, 45% Mourvedre and 10% Syrah.

Long, rich, intense and palate filling, long and intense, the wine has concentration, juiciness and layers of dark, earthy cherries, pepper, spice and thyme. The wine was made from blending 45% Grenache, 45% Mourvedre and 10% Syrah.

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2017
93
Elegant, soft sweet, red fruits come along with thyme, pepper and herbs. Medium-bodied, fresh, and with a kirsch filled finish, this is quite nice now and will only get better with a few years of age. The wine was made using a blend of 70% old vine Grenache, 20% Syrah and 10% Mourvedre.

Elegant, soft sweet, red fruits come along with thyme, pepper and herbs. Medium-bodied, fresh, and with a kirsch filled finish, this is quite nice now and will only get better with a few years of age. The wine was made using a blend of 70% old vine Grenache, 20% Syrah and 10% Mourvedre.

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2016
94
Garrigue, mint, thyme, pepper, smoked meat and red fruits are all over the place. The palate shows sweet, lush, refined, red fruits that offer freshness, silky tannins and length. The wine was made using a blend of 70% old vine Grenache, 20% Syrah and 10% Mourvedre.

Garrigue, mint, thyme, pepper, smoked meat and red fruits are all over the place. The palate shows sweet, lush, refined, red fruits that offer freshness, silky tannins and length. The wine was made using a blend of 70% old vine Grenache, 20% Syrah and 10% Mourvedre.

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2016
96
Lush, opulent, ripe, deep fruits with loads of pepper, black cherry, fig and plum are all over the place. Concentrated, big and mouth filling, the wine has depth, length and staying power. The new oak used during the aging has faded into the layers of fruit. This is a very hedonistic style of wine. The wine was made with a blend of 50% old vine Grenache, 30% Mourvedre and 20% Syrah.

Lush, opulent, ripe, deep fruits with loads of pepper, black cherry, fig and plum are all over the place. Concentrated, big and mouth filling, the wine has depth, length and staying power. The new oak used during the aging has faded into the layers of fruit. This is a very hedonistic style of wine. The wine was made with a blend of 50% old vine Grenache, 30% Mourvedre and 20% Syrah.

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2016
98
Ruby with ink in its hue, the wine is off the charts in the terms of concentration. Dense, mouth filling, long and intense, the wine coats every nook and cranny of your palate with layers of juicy, dark red fruits, spice, pepper and jam. The texture is akin to velvet. The fruit filled finish, with all its peppery goodness does not quit. The wine was made from blending 50% Grenache, 40% Mourvedre and 10% Syrah.

Ruby with ink in its hue, the wine is off the charts in the terms of concentration. Dense, mouth filling, long and intense, the wine coats every nook and cranny of your palate with layers of juicy, dark red fruits, spice, pepper and jam. The texture is akin to velvet. The fruit filled finish, with all its peppery goodness does not quit. The wine was made from blending 50% Grenache, 40% Mourvedre and 10% Syrah.

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2015
93
Only the third year this cuvee has been produced, the wine shows off its sweet, juicy, spicy, kirsch notes with ease. Concentrated, sweet, fresh and tannic, there is a long, peppery, kirsch note in the finish that keeps on coming. The wine was made using a blend of 70% old vine Grenache, 20% Syrah and 10% Mourvedre.

Only the third year this cuvee has been produced, the wine shows off its sweet, juicy, spicy, kirsch notes with ease. Concentrated, sweet, fresh and tannic, there is a long, peppery, kirsch note in the finish that keeps on coming. The wine was made using a blend of 70% old vine Grenache, 20% Syrah and 10% Mourvedre.

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2015
94
Sensuous, supple and sweet Black cherries run the show. The fruit is ripe the tannins are polished and finish sticks due to all the sweet, ripe, fresh, fruits that leave you with concentrated, rich, long, polished, thyme and kirsch filled finish. The wine was made with a blend of 50% old vine Grenache, 30% Mourvedre and 20% Syrah.

Sensuous, supple and sweet Black cherries run the show. The fruit is ripe the tannins are polished and finish sticks due to all the sweet, ripe, fresh, fruits that leave you with concentrated, rich, long, polished, thyme and kirsch filled finish. The wine was made with a blend of 50% old vine Grenache, 30% Mourvedre and 20% Syrah.

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2015
96
Dark in color there is a definitive a spicy characteristic to the fruit. Lush, fresh, sweet and polished the fruit is clean, pure, bright and spicy. This fills your palate and lasts for at least 40 seconds or more in the finish. There is a serious level of concentration and depth of flavor here that leaves you with a juicy, peppery end note. The wine was made from blending 50% Grenache, 40% Mourvedre and 10% Syrah.

Dark in color there is a definitive a spicy characteristic to the fruit. Lush, fresh, sweet and polished the fruit is clean, pure, bright and spicy. This fills your palate and lasts for at least 40 seconds or more in the finish. There is a serious level of concentration and depth of flavor here that leaves you with a juicy, peppery end note. The wine was made from blending 50% Grenache, 40% Mourvedre and 10% Syrah.

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2014
91
The second vintage for this cuvee delivers a nice blast of dark, juicy plums, spice, garrigue and black raspberries. I like the freshness in the peppery finish, especially as it is coupled with the wines polished textures.

The second vintage for this cuvee delivers a nice blast of dark, juicy plums, spice, garrigue and black raspberries. I like the freshness in the peppery finish, especially as it is coupled with the wines polished textures.

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2014
91
Black cherries, green olives and herbs, with a polished, fresh, forward, round, modern style. The wine is completed by the luscious, thyme and kirsch filled finish.

Black cherries, green olives and herbs, with a polished, fresh, forward, round, modern style. The wine is completed by the luscious, thyme and kirsch filled finish.

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2014
92
Good depth of color for the vintage, the wine shows a spicy, black cherry essence, lush, polished textures and a sweet, spicy, fresh finish. Clearly, this is best wine in the 2014 line up from Grand Veneur. It's a real accomplishment in this difficult vintage.

Good depth of color for the vintage, the wine shows a spicy, black cherry essence, lush, polished textures and a sweet, spicy, fresh finish. Clearly, this is best wine in the 2014 line up from Grand Veneur. It's a real accomplishment in this difficult vintage.

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2013
90
The debut vintage, made from a blend of 60% Grenache, 30% Syrah and 10% Mourvedre. Sweet, soft and approachable, with a liberal dose of spicy kirsch.

The debut vintage, made from a blend of 60% Grenache, 30% Syrah and 10% Mourvedre. Sweet, soft and approachable, with a liberal dose of spicy kirsch.

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2013
91
Spicy kirsch galore, with silky textures and a round, almost supple texture to the fruit in the finish.

Spicy kirsch galore, with silky textures and a round, almost supple texture to the fruit in the finish.

2,941 Views   Tasted
2013
92
Deep ruby in color, the wine has a lot of plushness and polish for the vintage, with its rich, dark red cherry character.

Deep ruby in color, the wine has a lot of plushness and polish for the vintage, with its rich, dark red cherry character.

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2012
93
Young, and filled with promise, due to its multiple layers of sweet, silky, ripe, juicy, red fruits, licorice and spice. Round in texture, if you can't keep your hands off your stash, I understand as it's tasting great already. But just a few years will add even more softness and complexity to the wine. The wine was made from blending 45% Grenache, 35% Syrah and 20% Mourvedre.

Young, and filled with promise, due to its multiple layers of sweet, silky, ripe, juicy, red fruits, licorice and spice. Round in texture, if you can't keep your hands off your stash, I understand as it's tasting great already. But just a few years will add even more softness and complexity to the wine. The wine was made from blending 45% Grenache, 35% Syrah and 20% Mourvedre.

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2010
93
Another contender in the high quality, fair price sweepstakes. From an unusual blend of 50% Grenache, 30% Syrah and 20% Mourvedre , this modern styled wine pops with ripe, black cherries, black raspberries, smoke, vanilla and herbs. It's round, fat, lush, fresh and delicious.

Another contender in the high quality, fair price sweepstakes. From an unusual blend of 50% Grenache, 30% Syrah and 20% Mourvedre , this modern styled wine pops with ripe, black cherries, black raspberries, smoke, vanilla and herbs. It's round, fat, lush, fresh and delicious.

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2009
95
Outstanding, attention seeking, ripe, bold, rich, full bodied and concentrated with loads of deeply colored, dark red, sweet fruits, earth, spice and peppery pleasure, with a just a hint of jam, thyme and herbs for good measure. The wine was produced from a blend of 50% Grenache, 40% Mourvedre and 10% Syrah.

Outstanding, attention seeking, ripe, bold, rich, full bodied and concentrated with loads of deeply colored, dark red, sweet fruits, earth, spice and peppery pleasure, with a just a hint of jam, thyme and herbs for good measure. The wine was produced from a blend of 50% Grenache, 40% Mourvedre and 10% Syrah.

3,153 Views   Tasted
2007
96
Drinking in a perfect spot, this is a rich, lush, ripe, concentrated, hedonistic style of Chateauneuf loaded with layers of dark cherries, kirsch, black raspberry, herbs and peppery spices. The fruit is sweet, pure and mouth-filling, with a finish that holds on. No decanting needed.

Drinking in a perfect spot, this is a rich, lush, ripe, concentrated, hedonistic style of Chateauneuf loaded with layers of dark cherries, kirsch, black raspberry, herbs and peppery spices. The fruit is sweet, pure and mouth-filling, with a finish that holds on. No decanting needed.

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One of the best wines of the vintage, this just rocked! The sensation of minerality added to the mouthfilling layers of ripe, sweet, dark, red berries, licorice, garrigue, pepper and extremely dark chocolate. Dense and intense, the wine had length, complexity and purity of fruit and benefited from time in the decanter.

One of the best wines of the vintage, this just rocked! The sensation of minerality added to the mouthfilling layers of ripe, sweet, dark, red berries, licorice, garrigue, pepper and extremely dark chocolate. Dense and intense, the wine had length, complexity and purity of fruit and benefited from time in the decanter.

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Showing an incredible depth of color at close to its 10th birthday, the nose is all about its pepper, garrigue, black cherry, flowers, bluberries and wild strawberry liqueur essence. Deep, concentrated, youthful, fresh and invigorating, the fat, dense, dark, fruit filled finish can't quite coat your palate, but it is close. This is not a wine for those seeking finesse. It's a wine for contemplation. This is quite complex, and due to its intensity, it demands sipping. This is sublime today, but I think it can get even better, as there is such a wealth of raw material going on here, coupled with its still youthful character. Not decanted, and for me, that was the right choice. Pop, pour and let it flesh out in your glass. As the wine continues to expand in the glass, this just keeps getting and better. For a wine of this quality, at this price level, if this sounds like your style of Chateauneuf du Pape, you should grab a few bottles. FWIW, they make a whopping 350 cases of this wine.

Showing an incredible depth of color at close to its 10th birthday, the nose is all about its pepper, garrigue, black cherry, flowers, bluberries and wild strawberry liqueur essence. Deep, concentrated, youthful, fresh and invigorating, the fat, dense, dark, fruit filled finish can't quite coat your palate, but it is close. This is not a wine for those seeking finesse. It's a wine for contemplation. This is quite complex, and due to its intensity, it demands sipping. This is sublime today, but I think it can get even better, as there is such a wealth of raw material going on here, coupled with its still youthful character. Not decanted, and for me, that was the right choice. Pop, pour and let it flesh out in your glass. As the wine continues to expand in the glass, this just keeps getting and better. For a wine of this quality, at this price level, if this sounds like your style of Chateauneuf du Pape, you should grab a few bottles. FWIW, they make a whopping 350 cases of this wine.

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This is contender for one of the most concentrated wines of the vintage. It's incredibly dense, yet it's not over blown. It's still young. It was a mistake to pop and pour, at least today, as the wine needs time to evolve from its primary state. Still, it's hard not to see the stunning levels of ripe fruits that coat your palate and really leave a lasting impression in the finish.

This is contender for one of the most concentrated wines of the vintage. It's incredibly dense, yet it's not over blown. It's still young. It was a mistake to pop and pour, at least today, as the wine needs time to evolve from its primary state. Still, it's hard not to see the stunning levels of ripe fruits that coat your palate and really leave a lasting impression in the finish.

3,101 Views   Tasted
2007
94
It has been a few years since I checked in on this wine. Now, it is fully ready for pop and pour, this beauty kicks off with black raspberries, cherry jam, black olives, herbs, and sage on the nose. Round and polished with loads of sweet, ripe, licorice and herb-infused dark red fruits and luscious textures on the palate, enjoy this now, as it shows so well. Drink from 2022-2027.

It has been a few years since I checked in on this wine. Now, it is fully ready for pop and pour, this beauty kicks off with black raspberries, cherry jam, black olives, herbs, and sage on the nose. Round and polished with loads of sweet, ripe, licorice and herb-infused dark red fruits and luscious textures on the palate, enjoy this now, as it shows so well. Drink from 2022-2027.

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Black raspberry, jam, garrigue, wet earth, smoke and thyme aromas pop with no decanting. Fat rich and succulent, there is a mouth filling layer of intensity that's packed with sweet, ripe, spicy fruits topped with black cherry liqueur. Pop this now if you have a bottle.

Black raspberry, jam, garrigue, wet earth, smoke and thyme aromas pop with no decanting. Fat rich and succulent, there is a mouth filling layer of intensity that's packed with sweet, ripe, spicy fruits topped with black cherry liqueur. Pop this now if you have a bottle.

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From a blend of 50% Grenache, 30% Mourvedre, and 20% Syrah, this plush, fat, modern styled Chateauneuf du Pape sports a deep color. Licorice, jammy black raspberry, smoke, pepper and black cherry aromas are all over the place. Concentrated, supple and already approachable, like many wines from the vintage, it's drinking well.

From a blend of 50% Grenache, 30% Mourvedre, and 20% Syrah, this plush, fat, modern styled Chateauneuf du Pape sports a deep color. Licorice, jammy black raspberry, smoke, pepper and black cherry aromas are all over the place. Concentrated, supple and already approachable, like many wines from the vintage, it's drinking well.

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2003
93
Liqueur of blackberry, black cherry jam, pepper, smoke and spice box aromas lead to a rich, plush, open style of Chateauneuf du Pape that is at the perfect place to drink today.

Liqueur of blackberry, black cherry jam, pepper, smoke and spice box aromas lead to a rich, plush, open style of Chateauneuf du Pape that is at the perfect place to drink today.

2,729 Views   Tasted
2001
91
This is not quite as vibrant as I remember it, as it approaches its 12th birthday. In the nose, charcoal, smoky black cherry, earth and herbs. On the palate, the wine has weight and concentration, but the levels of fruit seems to dropped off over the past few years. There is a lot of voluptuous kirsch and pepper to be found here, but I'd drink it over the next year or two, as it's clearly fading from when it was released. I have one bottle from the case remaining and its getting popped in the next few months.

This is not quite as vibrant as I remember it, as it approaches its 12th birthday. In the nose, charcoal, smoky black cherry, earth and herbs. On the palate, the wine has weight and concentration, but the levels of fruit seems to dropped off over the past few years. There is a lot of voluptuous kirsch and pepper to be found here, but I'd drink it over the next year or two, as it's clearly fading from when it was released. I have one bottle from the case remaining and its getting popped in the next few months.

3,213 Views   Tasted
2000
91
On the nose, jammy blackberries, raspberries, herbs, pepper, coffee and anise. On the palate, full bodied, mouth drying tannins that fade after 30 minutes in the glass and a touch of heat from an ABVic content that must be at least 15%. The label reads 14.5-16.5. A long finish with notes of ripe cherries, raspberries and a hint of strawberry. This is a big styled wine full of character but it demands at least a few years of cellaring before it delivers its full potential.

On the nose, jammy blackberries, raspberries, herbs, pepper, coffee and anise. On the palate, full bodied, mouth drying tannins that fade after 30 minutes in the glass and a touch of heat from an ABVic content that must be at least 15%. The label reads 14.5-16.5. A long finish with notes of ripe cherries, raspberries and a hint of strawberry. This is a big styled wine full of character but it demands at least a few years of cellaring before it delivers its full potential.

3,357 Views   Tasted