Domaine Grand Veneur
Châteauneuf-du-Pape - Côtes du Rhône - Côtes du Rhône Villages - Lirac - Vacqueyras
(Rhône Valley)

The Estate
In 1320 Pope Jean XXII planted the first vines of Châteauneuf-du-Pape, but it was only in 1360 that the wines of the region first gained fame.  Oddly, the wine that gave Châteauneuf-du-Pape its original reputation was the Blanc and not the Rouge.  The white wine was a favorite of Pope Innocent VI.  The Domaine dates back to 1826, having been founded at that time by Mathieu Jaume.  Since 1979, Alain Jaume has run the Domaine and now has the help of his two sons:  Sébastien and Christophe. 
"Popes throughout history have liked their juice, and when the papal see moved to Avignon in the 13th century, that juice was
Châteauneuf-du-Pape ("the pope's new castle") made from grapes grown nearby in the Southern Rhône. The castle is a ruin now, the papal court long gone back to Rome, but the wines that bear the pope's coat of arms emblazoned on the bottle are still produced more or less according to the long-standing recipe. Not every winemaker uses all 13 of the grapes in the proscribed blend, though. At Domaine Grand Veneur, an estate that dates to 1826, Alain Jaume and his sons Sebastien and Christophe emphasize Grenache blended with Syrah and Mourvèdre."
- Los Angeles Times

"Improved Châteauneuf with very accomplished, stylish reds since the late 1990s; also very good Vacqueyras and
Côtes-du-Rhône Villages." - Anthony Dias Blue's pocket guide to wine 2006

"Grand Veneur is one of the most brilliant estates in Chateauneuf du Pape as well as the force behind the negociant wines sold under the Alain Jaume label. Virtually everything they produce has merit. Some of this estate’s 2009 red wines are just hitting the market as they are bottled early to preserve their fruit and freshness. I can’t say enough about the job Alain Jaume’s two sons, Sebastian and Christophe, have done with this estate. The impeccable attention to detail in the vineyards, the meticulous vinification, and the careful bottling benefit every consumer." - Wine Advocate (#190, August 2010)

"Great bargains continue to emerge from Domaine Grand Veneur as well as from their negociant arm of the business, labeled Alain Jaume"
- Wine Advocate (#195, June 2011)

"Don't miss the following "Best Buys" reviewed in several previous issues: Alain Jaume 2010 Cotes du Rhone Haut de Brune (87), Grand Veneur 2010 Cotes du Rhone Blanc (88), Grand Veneur 2009 Cotes du Rhone Les Champauvins (89), Grand Veneur 2009 Cotes du Rhone Reserve Blanc (89), Grand Veneur 2010 Cotes du Rhone Blanc (91), Grand Veneur 2010 Cotes du Rhone Rose (86), Grand Veneur 2009 Lirac Clos de Sixte (91), and Grand Veneur 2010 Cotes du Rhone Blanc de Viognier (89). Credit Christophe and Sebastian Jaume for making this one of the most impeccably run estates in the Rhone Valley. To reiterate, this is an estate at the top of its game and the wines remain fairly priced as well. The 2010 Grand Veneur Chateauneuf du Papes reveal youthful, crisper, more focused styles than their 2009 counterparts. I suspect their pHs are lower, the total acids slightly higher, and the alcohols perhaps .5 to 1% lower across the board." - Wine Advocate (issue197, October 2011)

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With impressive holdings in the northern sector of Chateauneuf du Pape as well as an ever expanding, high quality negociant business, brothers Christophe and Sebastian Jaume have taken this estate, established in 1826, to new heights. The estate wines, which are sold under the Domaine Grand Veneur label, are classic, quasi-modern-styled Chateauneuf du Papes that represent brilliant examples of their impeccable viticulture and winemaking. Interestingly, all three cuvees of Chateauneuf du Pape were produced in 2011. That decision appears to be justified by the quality of what I tasted as well as their potential for extended maturity beyond a decade. As for the 2010s, the Alain Jaume offerings and the Domaine Grand Veneur Cotes du Rhone cuvees were all reviewed in my report on the wines of Kysela Pere et Fils in Issue #201. The 2010 Domaine Grand Veneur estate wines, especially the Chateauneuf du Papes, are brilliant." - Wine Advocate (issue203, October 2012)

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Covering 30 acres in Chateauneuf du Pape (over 100 acres in Cotes du Rhone, Lirac, Vacqueyras and Gigondas), Domaine Grand Veneur is run by the incredibly talented Sebastien and Christophe Jaume. The style here, if looked at as a whole, is more traditional than not, with plenty of tank and stainless steel, yet their Chateauneuf du Papes are distinctly modern and spent plenty of time in small barrels. However, they never lose their Southern Rhone typicity, have gorgeous purity and also possess balanced, age-worthy profiles. These are some of the most exciting wines coming out of the region and they should not be missed! Note: the estate bottlings are released under the Domaine Grand Veneur label, and the negociant wines are released under the Alain Jaume et Fils label. The 2012 whites from the Jaume brothers are incredibly strong.- Wine Advocate (Jeb Dunnuck, Issue209, October 2013)


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Alain Jaume and his sons Christophe and Sébastien


The brand new tasting room


The terrace

The Vineyard 
The estate is located in the commune of Orange and consists of 50 hectares (123 acres).  It covers four different appellations: Châteauneuf-du-Pape, Côtes-du-Rhône Villages, Côtes-du-Rhône and Lirac.
The family produces wines under two labels: 

Domaine Grand Veneur – Estate
Alain Jaume – Negociant

Annual production:
- Cotes du Rhone Villages CHAMPAUVINS : +/- 9,000 cases
- Lirac Rouge CLOS DE SIXTE : +/- 5,000 cases
- Chateauneuf du Pape Rouge Grand veneur : 3,300 cases
- Chateauneuf du Pape Blanc Grand veneur : 400 cases
- Chateauneuf du Pape LES ORIGINES red : 1,700 cases
- Chateauneuf du Pape LA FONTAINE white : 300 cases
- Chateauneuf du Pape VIEILLES VIGNES : 530 cases


Châteauneuf-du-Pape


Châteauneuf-du-Pape, Les Origines


 Côtes du Rhône Villages, Les Champauvins - Old vines


Mont Ventoux

The Wines

ALAIN JAUME SELECTION (click here)

CLOS DE SIXTE
 [Lirac Rouge]

GRAND VENEUR SELECTION
COTES DU RHONE:
 [Reserve Grand Veneur Blanc] - [Reserve Grand Veneur Blanc de Viognier] - [Reserve Grand Veneur Rosé] - [Reserve Grand Veneur Rouge] - [Reserve Grand Veneur Rouge Bag-In-Box] - [Reserve Grand Veneur Rouge Les Champauvins]


CHATEAUNEUF-DU-PAPE:
 [Blanc] - [Blanc La Fontaine] - [Rouge] - [Rouge Les Origines] - [Rouge Vieilles Vignes]


LIQUEURS:
 [Marc de Chateauneuf-du-Pape]

CLOS DE SIXTE


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#F0EE1371--GRM
UPC code: 7 84585 00604 5
2012 Domaine du Clos de Sixte, Lirac Rouge 12/750ml
Made from 50% Grenache, 35% Syrah, 15% Mourvedre

"Even richer, the Grand Veneur 2012 Lirac Clos de Sixte is comprised of 50% Grenache, 35% Syrah and 15% Mourvedre that’s aged 16 months in 30% small barrels. It exhibits ripe, voluptuous notes of blackberry, licorice, underbrush and hints of minerality in a full-bodied, rich and textured profile. Drink it over the coming 7-8 years. Drink now-2022. -JD"
- Wine Advocate (Issue #209, October 2013), 90-92 pts

#F0EE137173GRM
UPC code: 7 84585 00604 5
2011 Domaine du Clos de Sixte, Lirac Rouge 12/750ml
Made from 50% Grenache, 35% Syrah, 15% Mourvedre
"The same blend and elevage as the 2012, the Grand Veneur 2011 Lirac Clos de Sixte offers up similar black cherry, leather and ground herb qualities as well as a medium-bodied, textured and easy-drinking profile on the palate. It scores high on drinkability and also offers solid complexity. Drink it over the coming 4-5 years. Drink now-2019. -JD"
- Wine Advocate (Issue #209, October 2013), 90 pts

"Also from the Domaine Grand Veneur, the 2011 Lirac Clos de Sixte is a blend of 50% Grenache, 35% Syrah and 15% Mourvedre that reveals some potential. Deep, dusty, loamy soil notes intermixed with crushed rocks, spring flowers, red and black cherries are all present in this lush Lirac. Enjoy it over the next 5-6 years."
- Wine Advocate (Issue #203, October 2012),
88-90 pts

"Bold, with thick, juicy layers of plum sauce, crushed boysenberry and melted licorice snap, laced with hints of pastis and ganache. Broad and fleshy through the finish. For the hedonist crowd. Drink now through 2014. 6,000 cases made. JM"
- Wine Spectator (October 31st 2013)
, 89 pts


#F0EE137151GRM
UPC code: 7 84585 00604 5
2010 Domaine Grand Veneur, Clos de Sixte, Lirac Rouge 12/750ml
Made from 50% Grenache, 35% Syrah, 15% Mourvedre
"In addition to these gorgeous Chateauneuf du Papes, Domaine Grand Veneur's 2010 Lirac Clos de Sixte is outstanding. It is a full-bodied, rich, textural wine with abundant blue and black fruits interwoven with garrigue and licorice. Drink it over the next 7-8 years."
- Wine Advocate (Issue #203, October 2012), 92 pts

"Along with Domaine de la Mordoree, the Jaumes produce one of the finest wines of Lirac. The 2010 Clos de Sixte Lirac should compete with the brilliant 2009. Black currant, spring flower, licorice and crushed rock aromas jump from the glass of this dense ruby/purple-colored, full-bodied, beautifully pure, textured and dense Lirac. It should drink well for at least a decade"
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Wine Advocate (Issue #197, October 2011), 90-92 pts

"Ripe and mouthwatering, with lots of lively licorice snap and spice notes bouncing along with the core of raspberry and blackberry fruit. Nicely defined finish. Drink now through 2014. 6,000 cases made. –JM"
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Wine Spectator (July 31st 2012), 89 pts

#F0EE137137GRM
UPC code: 7 84585 00604 5
2009 Domaine Grand Veneur, Clos de Sixte, Lirac Rouge 12/750ml
Made from 50% Grenache, 35% Syrah, 15% Mourvedre

"A prodigious effort. This dense purple-colored wine offers up notes of black truffles, charcoal, blackberries, kirsch, garrigue, new saddle leather, herbs de Provence, spice box, and smoke. It possesses great fruit, full-bodied power, excellent depth, and abundant silky tannins. Drink it over the next 6-8 years."
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Wine Advocate (Aug. 2010), 93 pts
RECOMMENDED VALUE PICK

"Filled with wonderfully ripe fruit, yet fresh and floral in character, this is a top example of Lirac. Black cherry fruit forms the core, supported by firm acids and tannins and accented by hints of licorice on the long finish. Drink now-2020."
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Wine Enthusiast (Dec. 2010), 92 pts
EDITOR'S CHOICE

"The Lirac 2009 Clos de Sixte may look expensive, but this is a sensational wine capable of lasting for a decade or more. A blend of 50% Grenache, 35% Syrah and the rest Mourvedre, the wine has a dense purple color, a big, sweet kiss of garrigue, blackberries, kirsch, barbecue smoke, damp earth, and wild strawberries. Full-bodied, with velvety tannins as well as real opulence and power, this is a big, fleshy Lirac that should evolve beautifully for up to a decade or more."

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Wine Advocate (June 2011), 91 pts

#F0EE137135GRM
UPC code: 7 84585 00604 5
2008 Clos de Sixte, Lirac Rouge 12/750ml
The vineyard is located on slopes and plateaux.
The soil is made of clay and sand, covered with pebble.
Yield: 30 Hl / hectare. 18 days of vatting with pigeages.
The wine is made from 50 % Grenache, 35 % Syrah, 15 % Mourvèdre.

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A blend of 50% Grenache, 35% Syrah, and 15% Mourvedre, it is a fully mature red revealing a lot of earthy, peppery, spicy notes intermixed with a sandy/leafy component. The wine possesses good ripeness, a dark ruby color, and round tannins, but the fruit is pushed to the back by the spice and garrigue characteristics. I would suggest drinking it over the next 2-3 years."
- Wine Advocate (Aug. 2010), 87 pts
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#F0EE137005GRM
UPC code: 7 84585 00604 5
2007 Clos de Sixte, Lirac Rouge 12/750ml
The vineyard is located on slopes and plateaux.
The soil is made of clay and sand, covered with pebble.
Yield: 30 Hl / hectare
18 days of vatting with pigeages.
50 % Grenache, 35 % Syrah, 15 % Mourvèdre
An intense red garnet color. On the nose, aromas of red and black ripe fruit (kirsch and wild blackberry). The mouth is full, with aromas of blackcurrant liqueur and spice. Tannins are both harmonious and elegant thanks to the fleshiness of the wine. Hints of licorice and vanilla on the finish, which gives the wine length and complexity.

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The 2007 Lirac Clos de Sixte is composed of 50% Grenache, 35% Syrah, and 15% Mourvedre. Abundant licorice, graphite, black cherry, and blackberry characteristics are offered in a full-bodied, deep, fleshy style. Liracs generally do not age as long as Chateauneuf du Papes, but this effort is capable of lasting 5-7 years where well-stored as it is a big, impressively endowed wine."
- Wine Advocate (October 2009), 93 pts

"A brilliant effort, the 2007 Lirac Clos de Sixte is composed of 50% Grenache and the rest Syrah with some sweet blueberry and blackberry fruit as well as hints of smoky oak, pepper, and herbs, Chewy, thick, and rich with good acidity in addition to outstanding depth and texture, the 2007 is slightly superior to the 2006 Clos de Sixte, Lirac Rouge. It should evolve nicely for 5-7 years. "
- Wine Advocate (June 09), 92 pts


2006 Clos de Sixte, Lirac Rouge 12/750ml
"Tannic and rustic, but still outstanding. It reveals a style similar to its 2007 counterpart. It should evolve nicely for 5-7 years. "
- Wine Advocate (June 09), 90 pts



National Retail Price: $29.99 / bottle


#F0CC137174GRM
UPC code: 7 84585 00824 7
2011 Clos de Sixte, Lirac Rouge Magnum 6/1.5L

Made from 50% Grenache, 35% Syrah, 15% Mourvedre

#F0CC137152GRM
UPC code: 7 84585 00824 7
2010 Clos de Sixte, Lirac Rouge Magnum 6/1.5L

Made from 50% Grenache, 35% Syrah, 15% Mourvedre

#F0CC137143GRM
UPC code: 7 84585 00824 7
2009 Clos de Sixte, Lirac Rouge Magnum 6/1.5L

Made from 50% Grenache, 35% Syrah, 15% Mourvedre
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A prodigious effort. This dense purple-colored wine offers up notes of black truffles, charcoal, blackberries, kirsch, garrigue, new saddle leather, herbs de Provence, spice box, and smoke. It possesses great fruit, full-bodied power, excellent depth, and abundant silky tannins. Drink it over the next 6-8 years."
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Wine Advocate (Aug. 2010), 93 pts
RECOMMENDED VALUE PICK


#F0CC137010GRM
UPC code: 7 84585 00824 7
2007 Clos de Sixte, Lirac Rouge Magnum 6/1.5L


#F0CC137022GRM
UPC code: 7 84585 00824 7
2005 Clos de Sixte, Lirac Rouge Magnum 6/1.5L

National Retail Price: $59.95 / magnum

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#F1EE137191RWS
UPC code:
7 84585 00600 7
2013 Reserve Grand Veneur, Côtes du Rhône Blanc 12/750ml
Made from 40% Viognier, 50% Roussanne, 10% Clairette
Pale yellow and brilliant color with a green tinge.
Aromas of flowers and stone fruit. Fruits dominate o
n the palate with
touches of almond and white peach. A slight liveliness appears on the finish, which creates a perfect balance. Excellent with fish, seafood.

#F1EE137175RWS
UPC code:
7 84585 00600 7
2012 Reserve Grand Veneur, Côtes du Rhône Blanc 12/750ml
Made from 40% Viognier, 50% Roussanne, 10% Clairette
Pale yellow and brilliant color with a green tinge.
Aromas of flowers and stone fruit. Fruits dominate on the palate with
touches of almond and white peach. A slight liveliness appears on the finish, which creates a perfect balance. Excellent with fish, seafood.

"The outstanding Grand Veneur 2012 Cotes du Rhone Blanc Reserve (a blend of 50% Roussanne, 40% Viognier and 10% Clairette) may be the highest-quality dry white Rhone made at this price point. Abundant white peach, honeysuckle and spring flower aromas intermixed with a hint of apricot marmalade jump from the glass of this lovely, medium-bodied, crisp, fresh, pure yet intense and perfumed white wine. Drink it over the next year."
- Robert Parker's Wine Advocate (Issue #208, August 2013), 90 pts + BEST BUY

#F1EE137153RWS
UPC code:
7 84585 00600 7
2011 Reserve Grand Veneur, Côtes du Rhône Blanc 12/750ml
Made from 40% Viognier, 50% Roussanne, 10% Clairette
Pale yellow and brilliant color with a green tinge.
Aromas of flowers and stone fruit. Fruits dominate o
n the palate with
touches of almond and white peach. A slight liveliness appears on the finish, which creates a perfect balance. Excellent with fish, seafood.

"Flowers and stone fruits on the nose; lively and inviting, layered flavors of peach and apricot; great minerality and acidity make this dry white perfect with oysters on the half shell or a fresh summer salad."
- Beverage Dynamics (May /June
), 92 pts *****

"The 2011 Cotes du Rhone Blanc Reserve, which is a blend of 50% Roussanne, 40% Viognier and 10% Clairette aged in tank, is just delicious. Elegant floral notes are followed by hints of white peach, apricot jam and honeysuckle. Crisp, fresh, medium-bodied and very lively, it even displays a hint of minerality, which gives zestiness and vibrancy to this wine."
-Wine Advocate (Issue 201, June 2012), 88 pts BEST BUY



#F1EE137138RWS
UPC code:
7 84585 00600 7
2010 Reserve Grand Veneur, Côtes du Rhône Blanc 12/750ml
Made from 40% Viognier, 50% Roussanne, 10% Clairette
Pale yellow and brilliant color with a green tinge.
Aromas of flowers and stone fruit. Fruits dominate o
n the palate with
touches of almond and white peach. A slight liveliness appears on the finish, which creates a perfect balance. Excellent with fish, seafood.

"The 2010 Cotes du Rhone blanc (40% Viognier, 50% Roussanne and 10% Clairette) displays rose petal, waxy notes, medium-bodied, elegant flavors, good freshness and a hint of peach. This is a fleshy, medium-bodied, dry white to drink over the next year or so." 
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Wine Advocate (June 2011), 88 pts

 
- Wine Enthusiast (October 2012), 87 pts


#F1EE137017RWS
UPC code: 7 84585 00600 7
2009 Reserve Grand Veneur, Côtes du Rhône Blanc 12/750ml

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The 2009 Cotes du Rhone blanc (40% Viognier, 40% Roussanne, and 20% Clairette) exhibits notes of white flowers intermixed with a crystalline minerality, light to medium body, and attractive freshness. It is best drunk over the next 6-12 months."
- Wine advocate (Aug. 2010)
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National Retail Price: $18.99 / bottle


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UPC code: 7 84585 00042 5
2012 Grand Veneur, Côtes du Rhône "Blanc de Viognier" 12/750ml
100% Viognier
Soil: clay/sand with limestone.
Yield: 38 Hl / hectare
Hand-picked harvest. Vinification in stainless steel vats at a controlled temperature of 18°C.
Bottled early, 6 months after the harvest.
Pale straw, bright and brilliant color with a very intense nose of flowers and fruit - vanilla, orange blossom, peach and apricot. The palate is smooth and rich with a very good length. A superb wine, and a classic example of correct Viognier.

#F1EE137154VGS
UPC code: 7 84585 00042 5
2011 Grand Veneur, Côtes du Rhône "Blanc de Viognier" 12/750ml
100% Viognier
Soil: clay/sand with limestone.
Yield: 38 Hl / hectare
Hand-picked harvest. Vinification in stainless steel vats at a controlled temperature of 18°C.
Bottled early, 6 months after the harvest.
Pale straw, bright and brilliant color with a very intense nose of flowers and fruit - vanilla, orange blossom, peach and apricot. The palate is smooth and rich with a very good length. A superb wine, and a classic example of correct Viognier.

"Another winner, although not as stunning as the 2010 or 2009 were, is their 100% Viognier cuvee, the 2011 Cotes du Rhone "Blanc de Viognier." They do as good a job with Viognier in the south as one can expect, and while this wine is slightly less exotic than its two predecessors were in their respective vintages, it has slightly more wet rock and a steely character. Still, the floral notes are there, along with that tell-tale Viognier give-away, hints of white peach and apricots. It is fresh, medium-bodied, slightly lighter than the 2010 or 2009, as well as less exotic, but very, very good. Drink it over the next year."
-Wine Advocate (Issue 201, June 2012), 88 pts BEST BUY


#F1EE137140VGS
UPC code: 7 84585 00042 5
2010 Grand Veneur, Côtes du Rhône "Blanc de Viognier" 12/750ml
100% Viognier
Soil: clay/sand with limestone.
Yield: 38 Hl / hectare
Hand-picked harvest. Vinification in stainless steel vats at a controlled temperature of 18°C.
Bottled early, 6 months after the harvest.
Pale straw, bright and brilliant color with a very intense nose of flowers and fruit - vanilla, orange blossom, peach and apricot. The palate is smooth and rich with a very good length. A superb wine, and a classic example of correct Viognier.

 
- Wine Enthusiast (October 2012), 90 pts + Editor's Choice

"One of their stars year in and year out is their 2010 Cotes du Rhone Blanc de Viognier (100% Viognier aged in stainless steel). Wonderfully flowery, honeyed melon, peach and apricot notes soar from the glass of this medium-bodied, exuberantly fruit, dry wine. Drink it over the next year."
- Wine Advocate (June 2011), 89 pts

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UPC code: 7 84585 00042 5
2009 Grand Veneur, Côtes du Rhône "Blanc de Viognier" 12/750ml
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The high quality of the 2009 reds was not surprising, but I was shocked by the brilliance of the 2009 Cotes du Rhone Blanc de Viognier. Tasting like a top Condrieu (which sells for 3 to 4 times the price), it is a crisp, elegant white with lots of minerality, floral, white peach, apricot, and tropical fruit characteristics. Medium-bodied, dry, and zesty, it should be enjoyed over the next several years."
- Wine Advocate (Aug. 2010), 90 pts
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#F1EE137116VGS
UPC code: 7 84585 00042 5
2008 Grand Veneur, Côtes du Rhône "Blanc de Viognier" 12/750ml
"Absolutely outstanding, and better than most of the disappointing 2008 Condrieus (a bad vintage for that appellation) is the 2008 Cotes du Rhone Blanc de Viognier. While Viognier from the south can be a little heavy handed, that is not the case. Flowery, honeysuckle, apricot, and peach marmalade notes are followed by a medium-bodied wine with good acidity, beautiful fruit, and a long finish. Drink it over the next year."
- Wine Advocate (October 2009), 90 pts


"100% Viognier, Super-fresh notes of honeysuckle, apricot marmalade, and melons jump from the glass of this medium-bodied, dry, crisp, refreshing white. There is even some underlying minerality. It’s a shame we can’t find California Viogniers at this quality level and price point."
- Wine Advocate (June 09), 90 pts

National Retail Price: $24.99 / bottle


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#F0EE137188GRM
UPC code: 7 84585 003
27 3
2013 Reserve Grand Veneur, Côtes du Rhône Rosé 12/750ml
The wine is a saignee from the Cotes du Rhone Rouge, made from 60% Grenache, 20% Syrah, 20% Cinsault.
Soil: clay and limestone.
Vinification: temperature-controlled fermentation in vats.
Early bottling, 6 months after harvest.
NEW SINCE LAST VINTAGE: it is now bottled in a Bordeaux bottle (see bottle shot)

#F0EE137071GRM
UPC code: 7 84585 003
27 3
2012 Reserve Grand Veneur, Côtes du Rhône Rosé 12/750ml
The wine is a saignee from the Cotes du Rhone Rouge, made from 60% Grenache, 20% Syrah, 20% Cinsault.
Soil: clay and limestone.
Vinification: temperature-controlled fermentation in vats.
Early bottling, 6 months after harvest.
NEW FOR THIS VINTAGE: it is now bottled in a Bordeaux bottle (see bottle shot)

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A superbly balanced and delicious wine, the Réserve Rosé reveals minerals, dried cherries, and hints of herbs and orange zest. It has an enticing, stony character that runs throughout the wines. 60% Grenache, 20% Syrah, and 20% Cinsault grown on clay and limestone."
- International Wine Review (Annual Rosé Report / Avril 2013), 91 pts

"The Grand Veneur 2012 Cotes du Rhone Rose Reserve is composed of 60% Grenache, 20% Syrah and 20% Cinsault. It exhibits strawberry and raspberry fruit notes as well as hints of lavender and Provencal herbs, and a spicy finish. Medium-bodied and dry, it should drink well for 12-16 months."
- Robert Parker's Wine Advocate (Issue #208, August 2013), 87 pts + BEST BUY

#F0EE137155GRM
UPC code: 7 84585 003
27 3
2011 Reserve Grand Veneur, Côtes du Rhône Rosé 12/750ml
The wine is a saignee from the Cotes du Rhone Rouge, made from 60% Grenache, 20% Syrah, 20% Cinsault.
Soil: clay and limestone.
Vinification: temperature-controlled fermentation in vats.
Early bottling, 6 months after harvest.

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label
Pale pink. This is a lovely rosé with delicate, floral and peach blossoms on the nose. These are followed by a lightly flavored, dry and crisp palate with mineral notes. A well-balanced and delicate wine, yet substantial with a lingering finish."
- I-winereview.com (April 2012), 90 pts

"An absolutely brilliant wine is their 2011 Cotes du Rhone Rose Reserve, a blend of 60% Grenache and the rest equal parts Syrah and Cinsault. Notes of Provencal herbs and vivid strawberry jam intermixed with some kirsch are all present in this surprisingly full-bodied yet lively, ethereal rose that is about as strong an effort in the rose wine market as one can find for under $15 a bottle."-Wine Advocate (Issue 201, June 2012), 90 pts BEST BUY

#F0EE137139GRM
UPC code: 7 84585 003
27 3
2010 Reserve Grand Veneur, Côtes du Rhône Rosé 12/750ml
The wine is a saignee from the Cotes du Rhone Rouge, made from 60% Grenache, 20% Syrah, 20% Cinsault.
Soil: clay and limestone.
Vinification: temperature-controlled fermentation in vats.
Early bottling, 6 months after harvest.


"Light, bright orange. Redcurrant and pink grapefruit on the spicy nose. Light-bodied and precise but packs a punch, offering sappy red fruit flavors and a touch of white pepper. Finishes smooth and dry, with good life and an echoing spicy note."
- Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar (Josh Raynolds, June 2011), 88 pts

"The 2010 Cotes du Rhone Rose was straightforward and pleasant, with hints of herbs, pepper and strawberries. It is a medium-bodied wine that is good but slightly underwhelming." 
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Wine Advocate (June 2011), 86 pts


#F0EE137116GRM
UPC code: 7 84585 00327 3
2009 Reserve Grand Veneur, Côtes du Rhône Rosé 12/750ml

"T
he classic, real pink stuff, like this French 2009 Reserve Grand Veneur, Côtes du Rhône Rosé is absolutely marvelous with a variety (and I mean variety!) of “manly” kinds of food like: 
BBQ Chicken, Pulled Pork Sandwiches topped with Cole Slaw, Chinese takeout, Pizza, Chips and Salsa, Doritos and Potato Chips, And lots of other somewhat salty and spicy foods!"
"A deliciously floral, herbaceous, strawberry and watermelon packed pink beauty."
www.winelife365.com (Dec. 2010)


"
labelThis delicious rosé is a blend of 50% Grenache, 30% Syrah and 20% Cinsault. It displays a medium salmon hue and aromas of fresh cherry and strawberry. It is a nicely balanced wine with purity fruit flavor, good acidity and a crisp dry finish. It is also a terrific buy."
- I-winereview.com (April 2010), 90 pts

"Composed of primarily Grenache with the rest Syrah and Cinsault, the 2009 Cotes du Rhone Rose offers a light salmon color, zesty, cranberry and strawberry aromas, and a crisp, light to medium-bodied, fresh style. It should be consumed over the next year. "
- Wine Advocate (Aug. 2010)
RECOMMENDED VALUE PICK



National Retail Price: $17.99 / bottle


#F0CC137190GRM
UPC code: 7 84585 01530 6
2013 Reserve Grand Veneur, Côtes du Rhône Rosé 3/1.5 Liters
The wine is a saignee from the Cotes du Rhone Rouge, made from 60% Grenache, 20% Syrah, 20% Cinsault.
Soil: clay and limestone.
Vinification: temperature-controlled fermentation in vats.
Early bottling, 6 months after harvest.

#F0CC137187GRM
UPC code: 7 84585 01530 6
2012 Reserve Grand Veneur, Côtes du Rhône Rosé 3/1.5 Liters
The wine is a saignee from the Cotes du Rhone Rouge, made from 60% Grenache, 20% Syrah, 20% Cinsault.
Soil: clay and limestone.
Vinification: temperature-controlled fermentation in vats.
Early bottling, 6 months after harvest.


National Retail Price: $29.99 / magnum (1.5 Liter)

 
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#F0EE137192GRM
UPC code: 7 84585 00043 2
2012 Reserve Grand Veneur, Côtes du Rhône Rouge 12/750ml
Made from 70% Grenache, 20% Syrah, 10% Cinsault
Vinification: destemming and crushing. Temperature controlled fermentation  at 30°C. Vatting for 10 to 12 days.
Purple-tinged garnet color. Aromas of fresh berries (wild raspberry, blackcurrant, blackberry) and spices. The palate is full-flavored, with silky-smooth tannins. The finish offers notes of licorice and pepper. Classic Cotes du Rhone style.

"Along the same lines, yet slightly richer, the Alain Jaume 2012 Cotes du Rhone Reserve gives up more dark fruit, graphite and earthy notes to go with a medium-bodied, rich and beautifully textured feel on the palate. It, too, should dish out plenty of pleasure over the coming couple of years and represents a superb value. Drink now-2017.  -JD"
- Wine Advocate (Issue #209, October 2013), 89 pts


#F0EE137177GRM
UPC code: 7 84585 00043 2

2011 Reserve Grand Veneur, Côtes du Rhône Rouge 12/750ml
Made from 70% Grenache, 20% Syrah, 10% Cinsault
Vinification: destemming and crushing. Temperature controlled fermentation  at 30°C. Vatting for 10 to 12 days.
Purple-tinged garnet color. Aromas of fresh berries (wild raspberry, blackcurrant, blackberry) and spices. The palate is full-flavored, with silky-smooth tannins. The finish offers notes of licorice and pepper. Classic Cotes du Rhone style.
"The 2011 Cotes du Rhone Reserve, which reveals slightly more pepper, meat and herb notes presented in a bigger framework, should be consumed in the next 1-2 years."
- Wine Advocate (Issue #203, October 2012)

#F0EE137124GRM
UPC code: 7 84585 00043 2

2010 Reserve Grand Veneur, Côtes du Rhône Rouge 12/750ml
Made from 70% Grenache, 20% Syrah, 10% Cinsault
Vinification: destemming and crushing. Temperature controlled fermentation  at 30°C. Vatting for 10 to 12 days.
Purple-tinged garnet color. Aromas of fresh berries (wild raspberry, blackcurrant, blackberry) and spices. The palate is full-flavored, with silky-smooth tannins. The finish offers notes of licorice and pepper. Classic Cotes du Rhone style.
"As for their other values, the 2010 Grand Veneur Cotes du Rhone Reserve (70% Grenache, 20% Syrah and 10% Cinsault) displays loads of ripe flavors. It is very concentrated for a Cotes du Rhone, and is actually an amazing wine. Classic garrigue, black cherry liqueur, lavender, licorice and spice box are all present in this full-bodied, intense, and rich Cotes du Rhone that sells for a song. This is a sensational effort to drink over the next 4-5 years, although it might last even longer."
- Wine Advocate (June 2011), 91 pts 

"The 2010 Cotes du Rhone Reserve (a blend of 70% Grenache, 20% Syrah and 10% Cinsault, with nearly 10,000 cases imported) is outstanding. Dense purple, with notes of roasted meats, black raspberries, blackberries, licorice and lavender, this wine is just terrific. Medium to full-bodied, rich and certainly far deeper and more concentrated than one has any reason to expect from a wine that sells for $15 (the taste is more like one for $35 to $50), this is a winner that will drink well for 4-5 years."
-Wine Advocate (Issue 201, June 2012), 90 pts BEST BUY


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UPC code: 7 84585 00043 2
2009 Reserve Grand Veneur, Côtes du Rhône Rouge 12/750ml
Made from 70% Grenache, 20% Syrah, 10% Cinsault
Vinification: destemming and crushing. Temperature controlled fermentation  at 30°C. Vatting for 10 to 12 days.
Purple-tinged garnet color. Aromas of fresh berries (wild raspberry, blackcurrant, blackberry) and spices. The palate is full-flavored, with silky-smooth tannins. The finish offers notes of licorice and pepper. Classic Cotes du Rhone style.

"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." 
Wine Advocate (June 2011), 89 pts 

"
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 Cotes du Rhone to drink over the next several years."
- Wine Advocate (Aug. 2010), 87 pts
RECOMMENDED VALUE PICK

"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. JM"
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Wine Spectator Advance (May 31 2011),
88 pts
BEST VALUES
Wine Spectator 's Wine of the Week (May 10th 2011)




2008 Reserve Grand Veneur, Côtes du Rhône Rouge 12/750ml
"A soft, elegant style, with dried cherry and mineral notes framed by sandalwood and black tea hints. The long, supple finish is stylish and persistent. Grenache, Syrah and Carignan. Drink now."
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Wine Spectator (June 10), 87 pts


2007 Reserve Grand Veneur, Côtes du Rhône Rouge 12/750ml
"
As always, Grand Veneur has done a terrific job with the 2007 Cotes du Rhone Reserve red. Composed of 80% Grenache and 20% Syrah, this gorgeous, dark ruby/purple-tinged offering exhibits plenty of meaty notes intermixed with black raspberries and kirsch. Full-bodied and luscious, it should provide plenty of pleasure over the next 2-3 years."
- Wine Advocate (October 2009), 90 pts

"The outstanding 2007 Côtes du Rhône Reserve Rouge (80% Grenache and 20% Syrah) is a killer bargain. A deep dark ruby color is followed by copious quantities of kirsch liqueur, forest floor, licorice, and pepper notes. The expansiveness on the palate, broad, velvety mouthfeel, and full-bodied style are remarkable at this price point. Drink this beauty over the next several years."
- Wine Advocate (June 09), 90 pts

National Retail Price: $16.99 / bottle



#F0GG137194GRM
UPC code: 7 84585 00123 1
2012 Réserve Grand Veneur, Côtes du Rhône Rouge  12/375ml


#F0GG137072GRM
UPC code: 7 84585 00123 1
2011 Réserve Grand Veneur, Côtes du Rhône Rouge  12/375ml


#F0GG137000GRM
UPC code: 7 84585 00123 1
2010 Réserve Grand Veneur, Côtes du Rhône Rouge  12/375ml


#F0GG137008GRM
UPC code: 7 84585 00123 1
2008 Réserve Grand Veneur, Côtes du Rhône Rouge  12/375ml

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#F0AA137076GRM
UPC code: 7 84585 00144 6
2012 Réserve Grand Veneur, Côtes du Rhône Rouge Bag in Box 3 liters
Made from 70% Grenache, 20% Syrah, 10% Cinsault
Vinification: destemming and crushing. Temperature controlled fermentation  at 30°C. Vatting for 10 to 12 days.
Purple-tinged garnet color. Aromas of fresh berries (wild raspberry, blackcurrant, blackberry) and spices. The palate is full-flavored, with silky-smooth tannins. The finish offers notes of licorice and pepper. Classic Cotes du Rhone style.

#F0AA137165GRM
UPC code: 7 84585 00144 6

2011 Réserve Grand Veneur, Côtes du Rhône Rouge Bag in Box 3 liters
Made from 70% Grenache, 20% Syrah, 10% Cinsault
Vinification: destemming and crushing. Temperature controlled fermentation  at 30°C. Vatting for 10 to 12 days.
Purple-tinged garnet color. Aromas of fresh berries (wild raspberry, blackcurrant, blackberry) and spices. The palate is full-flavored, with silky-smooth tannins. The finish offers notes of licorice and pepper. Classic Cotes du Rhone style.

#F0AA137043GRM
UPC code: 7 84585 00144 6
2010 Réserve Grand Veneur, Côtes du Rhône Rouge Bag in Box 3 liters
"As for their other values, the 2010 Grand Veneur Cotes du Rhone Reserve (70% Grenache, 20% Syrah and 10% Cinsault) displays loads of ripe flavors. It is very concentrated for a Cotes du Rhone, and is actually an amazing wine. Classic garrigue, black cherry liqueur, lavender, licorice and spice box are all present in this full-bodied, intense, and rich Cotes du Rhone that sells for a song. This is a sensational effort to drink over the next 4-5 years, although it might last even longer."
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Wine Advocate (June 2011), 91 pts 



#F0AA137134GRM
UPC code: 7 84585 00144 6
2009 Réserve Grand Veneur, Côtes du Rhône Rouge Bag in Box 3 liters
"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. JM"
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Wine Spectator Advance (May 31 2011), 88 pts
BEST VALUES


"As always, Grand Veneur has done a terrific job with the 2007 Cotes du Rhone Reserve red. Composed of 80% Grenache and 20% Syrah, this gorgeous, dark ruby/purple-tinged offering exhibits plenty of meaty notes intermixed with black raspberries and kirsch. Full-bodied and luscious, it should provide plenty of pleasure over the next 2-3 years."
- Wine Advocate (October 2009), 90 pts

"The outstanding 2007 Côtes du Rhône Reserve Rouge (80% Grenache and 20% Syrah) is a killer bargain. A deep dark ruby color is followed by copious quantities of kirsch liqueur, forest floor, licorice, and pepper notes. The expansiveness on the palate, broad, velvety mouthfeel, and full-bodied style are remarkable at this price point. Drink this beauty over the next several years."
- Wine Advocate (June 09), 90 pts

National Retail Price:
$42.99 /BIB 3 Liters


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#F0EE137191GRM
UPC code: 7 84585 00237 5
2012 Grand Veneur, Côtes du Rhône Rouge, Les Champauvins 12/750ml
70% Grenache, 20% Syrah and 10% Mourvedre.

DOMAINE GRAND VENEUR “Les Champauvins” stretches on 34 ha classified in Côtes du Rhône. The 18 different plots are located in the northern border of Châteauneuf du Pape, exactly from 3 meters outside the appellation.
A small lane of rocks going through the rocky plateaux has been decided to be the AOC limit in 1936.
Here, soils are made of red clay and rocks (pebbled stones of quartz). The quantity of rocks can be amazing as they can completely cover the soil (see picture). In summer and during the day, the rocks temperature will increase to 55°C. This accumulated heat will be get back to the vines during nights . Day after day, this unique phenomenon allow the grapes to reach a perfect maturity and produce a unique wine.
Total production is 10,000 cases per year


"Tasting like a mini-Chateauneuf du Pape, with ripe mulled blackberries, spice, toast, licorice and hints of flowers, the Alain Jaume 2012 Cotes du Rhone Les Champauvins is a blend of 70% Grenache, 20% Syrah and 10% Mourvedre that spent 12 months mostly in concrete tank. Medium to full-bodied, rich and balanced, it should drink nicely for 7-8 years. Drink now-2020. -JD"
- Wine Advocate (Issue #209, October 2013), 89-91 pts


#F0EE137166GRM
UPC code: 7 84585 00237 5
2011 Grand Veneur, Côtes du Rhône Rouge, Les Champauvins 12/750ml
70% Grenache, 20% Syrah and 10% Mourvedre.

DOMAINE GRAND VENEUR “Les Champauvins” stretches on 34 ha classified in Côtes du Rhône. The 18 different plots are located in the northern border of Châteauneuf du Pape, exactly from 3 meters outside the appellation.
A small lane of rocks going through the rocky plateaux has been decided to be the AOC limit in 1936.
Here, soils are made of red clay and rocks (pebbled stones of quartz). The quantity of rocks can be amazing as they can completely cover the soil (see picture). In summer and during the day, the rocks temperature will increase to 55°C. This accumulated heat will be get back to the vines during nights . Day after day, this unique phenomenon allow the grapes to reach a perfect maturity and produce a unique wine.
Total production is 10,000 cases per year


"The Grand Veneur 2011 Cotes du Rhone Les Champauvins is a blend of 70% Grenache, 20% Syrah and 10% Mourvedre from a vineyard just across the border of Chateauneuf du Pape. Its dense ruby hue is followed by aromas of lavender, black cherries, black currants, loamy soil and spice box. This medium to full-bodied, silky textured, elegant effort is hedonistic as well as satisfying. Enjoy it over the next several years."
- Robert Parker's Wine Advocate (Issue #208, August 2013), 88 pts + BEST BUY

"A plush and friendly style, offering dark plum and blackberry coulis flavors laced with tobacco and warm paving stone notes. Drink now. 3,800 cases made. JM"

- Wine Spectator (October 31st 2013), 88 pts

"
The estate's finest Cotes du Rhone is the 2011 Les Champauvins. It is a more seriously endowed, bigger, richer, more intriguing effort than the other Cotes du Rhones."
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Wine Advocate (Issue #203, October 2012), 87 pts

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UPC code: 7 84585 00
237 5
2010 Grand Veneur, Côtes du Rhône Rouge, Les Champauvins 12/750ml
"The single-vineyard Cotes du Rhone, the 2010 Les Champauvins, is a smaller cuvee made largely from Grenache (70%) and the rest Syrah and Mourvedre. This is the poor person’s Chateauneuf du Pape, with notes of garrigue, lavender, black cherry jam, licorice, and a hint of blacker fruits. Rich, full-bodied, ripe, with sweet tannin and lots of concentration, this is a beauty to drink over the next 8-10 years – it is that rich and concentrated."
-Wine Advocate (Issue 201, June 2012), 92 pts BEST BUY


"The gorgeous 2010 Cotes du Rhone Les Champauvins possesses lots of kirsch, pepper and lavender notes, sweet tannin, a medium to full-bodied mouthfeel, and good focus as well as length. It is fresher and livelier than the lovely 2009 recommended several issues ago"
- Wine Advocate (Issue #197, October 2011), 89-91 pts

"This wine is an approximate blend of 70 % Grenache, 20 % Syrah, 10 % Mourvedre which was fermented in stainless steel. The nose shows a pure, red berry nose but with air develops ripe and botanic aromas. In the mouth the red, ripe fruit wants to jump out into the mouth only to follow with blueberry flavors. Fresh and assured there is definite body to this wine along with ripe, drying tannins. This appears destined to drink earlier than the 2009. I would give this a year to settle down.  2013-2017."
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Hogsheadwine.com Wine Blog (May 25th 2012), **(*)
See article online HERE

#F0EE137012GRM
UPC code: 7 84585 00
237 5
2009 Grand Veneur, Côtes du Rhône Rouge, Les Champauvins 12/750ml
"The outstanding, silky, pure 2009 Cotes du Rhone-Villages Les Champauvins represents a baby Chateauneuf du Pape. Composed of 70% Grenache, 20% Syrah, and 10% Mourvedre, it reveals a deep ruby/plum color in addition to full-bodied flavors, light tannin, and lavender, truffle, black currant, and black cherry aromas."
- Wine Advocate (Aug. 2010), 90+ pts
RECOMMENDED VALUE PICK


"The outstanding, silky, pure 2009 Cotes du Rhone Les Champauvins represents a baby Chateauneuf du Pape. Composed of 70% Grenache, 20% Syrah, and 10% Mourvedre, it reveals a deep ruby/plum color in addition to full-bodied flavors, light tannin, and lavender, truffle, black currant, and black cherry aromas. 
- Wine Advocate (June 2011), 89 pts

"Ripe and distinguished, with a beautiful beam of linzer torte and macerated red currant fruit supported by graphite and licorice notes. The long finish lets the fruit hang on while staying fresh and racy. Modern and very suave. Drink now through 2013. 5,000 cases made. –JM"
- Wine Spectator (June 15th 2011), 90 pts

"This is an exceptional Côtes du Rhône, loaded with cherry-raspberry fruit and hints of wild thyme and lavender. It’s full bodied and creamy in texture, with supple tannins on the lingering finish. Drink now–2016.- JC"
- Wine Enthusiast (July 2012), 90 pts + Editor's Choice

#F0EE137028GRM
UPC code: 7 84585 00
237 5
2008 Grand Veneur, Côtes du Rhône Villages Rouge, Les Champauvins 12/750ml
70% Grenache, 20% Syrah, 10% Mourvèdre. 
A single vineyard wine, directly across the appellation boundary of Chateauneuf-du-Pape.
Intense, brilliant garnet-red color. The aromas of woods and ripe red berries are typical of the terroir. The tannic structure is elegant and smooth. The finish is dominated by slight touches of spices and truffles.
A complete wine, rich and fine.

"
Interestingly, it did not outclass its counterpart in the much inferior vintage of 2008, the 2008 Cotes du Rhone-Villages Les Champauvins. The latter wine was made from the same blend, has an identical price, and is of essentially equal quality. However, the 2008 is far more evolved than the twelve months difference in age would suggest. It also moves more toward the earthy, autumnal, vegetative character, but there is no shortage of sweet black cherry fruit, pepper, licorice, and spice box characteristics in this wine. Drink this full-bodied 2008 over the next two years, whereas the 2009 should last for 4-5 years."
- Wine Advocate (Aug. 2010), 90 pts
RECOMMENDED VALUE PICK


2007 Grand Veneur, Côtes du Rhône Villages Rouge, Les Champauvins 12/750ml
70% Grenache, 20% Syrah, 10% Mourvèdre. 
Single vineyard directly across the appellation boundary of Chateauneuf-du-Pape.

"The top Cotes du Rhone, the 2007 Cotes du Rhone-Villages Les Champauvins, is a serious effort that could easily be mistaken for a Chateauneuf du Pape. Sweet black cherry fruit, seaweed wrapper, licorice, pepper, and spice aromas are followed by a wine with a broad, savory mouthfeel, sweet tannin, and a long finish. It should drink well for 4-5 years."
- Wine advocate (October 2009), 91 pts

"Equally impressive as the Côtes du Rhône Reserve, Rouge, with slightly more complexity, muscle, and depth, is the 2007 Côtes du Rhône Villages Rouge, Les Champauvins. A more spice-driven, fuller-bodied, earthier effort, it is a rich, well-balanced, full-throttle Côtes du Rhône that demonstrates the heights of quality that were attainable in 2007."
-Wine advocate (June 09),
91 pts

"An outstanding sleeper of the vintage, the 2007 Cotes du Rhone-Villages Les Champauvins is an amazingly good effort displaying a dark ruby/purple hue as well as a big, sweet bouquet of black raspberries, kirsch, pepper, garrigue, and earth. Dense, full-bodied, and ripe, it is as good as many producers- Chateauneuf du Papes. It should drink well for 7-8 years or more."
- Wine Advocate (Oct. 2008), 91 pts



National Retail Price: $20.99 / bottle


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UPC code: 7 84585 00044 9
2012 Grand Veneur , Châteauneuf-du-Pape Blanc 12/750ml
Made from 50% Clairette, 30% Roussane, 20% White Grenache.
The vineyard is located on clay-limestone slopes, on soil covered with rolled stones.
Yield: 35 Hl / hectare
Pale yellow color with hints of green. Aromas of white flowers (may blossom, honeysuckle). The palate is well balanced between liveliness and roundness, which brings out characteristics of dried apricot, honey and elderberry.
"The Grand Veneur 2012 Chateauneuf du Pape Blanc offers excellent mineral, white peach, flowers and citrus blossom in its beautifully focused, elegant personality. Showing both richness and freshness, it’s a superb Southern Rhone white to drink over the coming handful of years. Drink now-2016.- JD"
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Wine Advocate (Issue #209, October 2013), 91 pts


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UPC code: 7 84585 00044 9
2011 Grand Veneur , Châteauneuf-du-Pape Blanc 12/750ml
Made from 50% Clairette, 30% Roussane, 20% White Grenache.
The vineyard is located on clay-limestone slopes, on soil covered with rolled stones.
Yield: 35 Hl / hectare
Pale yellow color with hints of green. Aromas of white flowers (may blossom, honeysuckle). The palate is well balanced between liveliness and roundness, which brings out characteristics of dried apricot, honey and elderberry.
"
As for the Chateauneuf du Pape Blanc, the 2011 (60% Clairette and 40% Roussanne) reveals copious aromas of honeysuckle, white flowers, quince and white currants in a delicious, medium to full-bodied style. This lively, crisp beauty should be enjoyed over the next several years."
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Wine Advocate (Issue #203, October 2012), 92 pts

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UPC code: 7 84585 00044 9
2010 Grand Veneur , Châteauneuf-du-Pape Blanc 12/750ml
Made from 50% Clairette, 30% Roussane, 20% White Grenache.
The vineyard is located on clay-limestone slopes, on soil covered with rolled stones.
Yield: 35 Hl / hectare
Pale yellow color with hints of green. Aromas of white flowers (may blossom, honeysuckle). The palate is well balanced between liveliness and roundness, which brings out characteristics of dried apricot, honey and elderberry.

#F1EE137141RWM
UPC code: 7 84585 00044 9
2009 Grand Veneur , Châteauneuf-du-Pape Blanc 12/750ml
Made from 60% Roussane, 40% Clairette.
The vineyard is located on clay-limestone slopes, on soil covered with rolled stones.
Yield: 35 Hl / hectare
Pale yellow color with hints of green. Aromas of white flowers (may blossom, honeysuckle). The palate is well balanced between liveliness and roundness, which brings out characteristics of dried apricot, honey and elderberry.

"
Aged in stainless steel, exhibits lots of tropical fruits such as mango and pineapple intermixed with honeysuckle, crushed rocks and white flowers. Medium to full-bodied, fresh, pure and lively, it is best drunk over the next year."
- Wine Advocate (Oct. 2010), 91 pts

"Very pure, with long quinine, white peach, green melon and yellow apple flavors and a long, stylish finish. Drink now through 2012.—J.M."
- Wine Spectator (Insider May 18th 2011), 90 pts

 - Wine Enthusiast (October 2012), 90 pts


#F1EE137120RWM
UPC code: 7 84585 00044 9
2008 Grand Veneur , Châteauneuf-du-Pape Blanc 12/750ml
50% Clairette, 30% Roussane, 20% White Grenache 
The vineyard is located on clay-limestone slopes, on soil covered with rolled stones.
Yield: 35 Hl / hectare
Pale yellow color with hints of green. Aromas of white flowers (may blossom, honeysuckle). The palate is well balanced between liveliness and roundness, which brings out characteristics of dried apricot, honey and elderberry.


"
The 2008 Chateauneuf du Pape blanc, a blend of 50% Clairette, 30% Roussanne, and 20% Grenache Blanc, offers gorgeous aromas of quince, white currants, crushed rocks, and honeysuckle. This full-bodied, rich, refreshing white is more restrained and delicate than most vintages. Both of these wines should be drunk during their first 2-3 years of life."
- Wine Advocate (October 09), 91 pts

"A fresh peach- and mineral-driven style, with citrus peel, floral and salted butter notes rippling through the bright, mouthwatering finish. Drink now."
- Wine Spectator (June 09), 89 pts

#F1EE137104RWM
UPC code: 7 84585 00044 9
2007 Grand Veneur , Châteauneuf-du-Pape Blanc 12/750ml
50% Clairette, 30% Roussane, 20% White Grenache 
The vineyard is located on clay-limestone slopes, on soil covered with rolled stones.
Yield: 35 Hl / hectare
Pale yellow color with hints of green. Aromas of white flowers (may blossom, honeysuckle). The palate is well balanced between liveliness and roundness, which brings out characteristics of dried apricot, honey and elderberry.


"Restrained with admirable ripe fruit, poached pear, and honeyed citrus characteristics. Drink during its first 1-2 years of life.
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- Wine Advocate (Oct. 2008), 89 pts


National Retail Price: $49.99 / bottle


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#F1EE137055ROM
UPC code: 7 84585 00045 6
2012 Grand Veneur, Châteauneuf-du-Pape Blanc, La Fontaine 12/750ml

The wine is made from 100% Roussane.
Vinification: direct whole-bunch pressing.  Aged in French oak.
Yield: 32 Hl / hectare
Yellow-gold hue. The nose is rich and offers aromas of citrus fruit, tropical fruit, quince, honey and almonds with a touch of vanilla. The palate is fat, with notes of wood and vanilla. The wine is rich, generous and elegant, with extraordinary length.

"Even better, and one of the top 2-3 whites in the vintage, the Grand Veneur 2012 Chateauneuf du Pape La Fontaine Blanc is an off-the-hook effort that gives up mineral-laced notions of citrus, rose petal, white peach and honey to go with a medium to full-bodied, rich, layered and brilliantly focused profile on the palate. It will stand up to any number of high end white burgundies and should not be missed! Drink now-2017. -JD"
- Wine Advocate (Issue #209, October 2013),
94pts


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UPC code: 7 84585 00045 6
2011 Grand Veneur, Châteauneuf-du-Pape Blanc, La Fontaine 12/750ml

The wine is made from 100% Roussane.
Vinification: direct whole-bunch pressing.  Aged in French oak.
Yield: 32 Hl / hectare
Yellow-gold hue. The nose is rich and offers aromas of citrus fruit, tropical fruit, quince, honey and almonds with a touch of vanilla. The palate is fat, with notes of wood and vanilla. The wine is rich, generous and elegant, with extraordinary length.

"
The 2011 Chateauneuf du Pape Blanc La Fontaine exhibits plenty of honey, floral (especially rose petals), marmalade and tangerine skin characteristics in a full-bodied, rich, pure, well-structured and delineated style. Drink it over the next 3-4 years."
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Wine Advocate (Issue #203, October 2012), 95 pts


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UPC code: 7 84585 00045 6
2010 Grand Veneur, Châteauneuf-du-Pape Blanc, La Fontaine 12/750ml

The wine is made from 100% Roussane.
Vinification: direct whole-bunch pressing.  Aged in French oak.
Yield: 32 Hl / hectare
Yellow-gold hue. The nose is rich and offers aromas of citrus fruit, tropical fruit, quince, honey and almonds with a touch of vanilla. The palate is fat, with notes of wood and vanilla. The wine is rich, generous and elegant, with extraordinary length.


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One of the top three or four dry whites of the appellation is the full-bodied, fresh 2010 Chateauneuf du Pape Blanc La Fontaine. Made from 100% Roussanne, it offers lots of waxy vanillin notes intermixed with notions of honeyed figs, quince and brioche. It should drink well for 2-3 years. This is one of those rare cases where the 2011 is even better than the 2010.
- Wine Advocate (Issue #203, October 2012),
93 pts


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A ripe, lush style, this showy wine offers a lovely mouthfeel to its creamed melon, brioche, toasted almond and pear notes, all melded nicely together and hanging through the lengthy, rounded finish. Drink now through 2013. 300 cases made. –JM"
- Wine Spectator (July 31st 2012), 91 pts


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UPC code: 7 84585 00045 6
2009 Grand Veneur, Châteauneuf-du-Pape Blanc, La Fontaine 12/750ml

The wine is made from 100% Roussane.
Vinification: direct whole-bunch pressing.  Aged in French oak. Yield: 32 Hl / hectare
Yellow-gold hue. The nose is rich and offers aromas of citrus fruit, tropical fruit, quince, honey and almonds with a touch of vanilla. The palate is fat, with notes of wood and vanilla. The wine is rich, generous and elegant, with extraordinary length.

"The 100% Roussanne cuvee, the expensive but very white Burgundy-like 2009 Grand Veneur Chateauneuf du Pape La Fontaine blanc comes from 70+-year-old Roussanne vines and is aged 6-8 months in 600-liter demi-muids. It exhibits intense aromas of flowers, honeysuckle, candle wax, rose water, orange marmalade and apricots. Full-bodied with great acidity, the wood is pushed way to the background."
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Wine Advocate (Oct. 2010), 94 pts

"This is enticing, with Cavaillon melon, toasted hazelnut, citrus oil and crème fraîche notes on a full-bodied frame. Drink now through 2012.—J.M.
- Wine Spectator (Insider May 18th 2011), 90 pts

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UPC code: 7 84585 00045 6
2008 Grand Veneur, Châteauneuf-du-Pape Blanc, La Fontaine 12/750ml

The wine is made from 100% Roussanne.
Vinification: direct whole-bunch pressing.  Aged in French oak. Yield: 32 Hl / hectare
Yellow-gold hue. The nose is rich and offers aromas of citrus fruit, tropical fruit, quince, honey and almonds with a touch of vanilla. The palate is fat, with notes of wood and vanilla. The wine is rich, generous and elegant, with extraordinary length.


"The 2008 Grand Veneur Chateauneuf du Pape La Fontaine blanc is also superb. Although slightly less powerful than the 2009, it is very similar. While these wines have the potential to drink well for up to a decade, I would recommend consuming them in their first 2-3 years of life."
- Wine Advocate (Oct 2010), 92 pts

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The 2008 Chateauneuf du Pape La Fontaine blanc is one of the few 100% Roussannes made in the appellation. Honeysuckle, rose petal, waxy lanolin, and floral notes emerge from this fleshy, more delineated and subdued than usual, effort. In that sense, many consumers, particularly those who like their dry whites to be crisp and more mineral-dominated than fleshy and honeyed, may prefer it over the regular cuvee. Both of these wines should be drunk during their first 2-3 years of life."
- Wine Advocate (Oct 2009)
, 92 pts

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UPC code: 7 84585 00045 6
2007 Grand Veneur, Châteauneuf-du-Pape Blanc, La Fontaine 12/750ml
100% Roussane
Vinification: direct whole-bunch pressing. 
Aging in oak casks.
Yield: 32 Hl / hectare
Yellow-gold hue. The nose is rich and offers aromas of citrus fruit, tropical fruit, quince and honey, with a touch of vanilla. The palate is fat, with notes of wood and vanilla. The wine is rich, generous and elegant, with extraordinary length.

"One of the few 100 percent Roussanne wines in the area, this is huge in its marzipan richness and mouthwatering in its saline minerality. Rather than going for ripeness, the Jaumes seem to have aimed for sleekness and achieved it, the flavors reading more in stone and dry honey than sweet fruit. It's delicious now, but should deepen and become even more complex over the next decade."

- Wine & Spirits (Feb. 10), 95 pts

"This is plump, with ripe yellow apple and pear fruit flavors, but also driven, with a lacing of floral and mineral hints that help extend the very stylish, pure finish. Drink now through 2010."
- Wine Spectator (June 09), 91 pts

"100% Roussanne showing plenty of honeyed pear and floral notes, superb fruit, a layered, full-bodied personality, great elegance and precision, drink this wine during its first 1-2 years of life.
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- Wine Advocate ( Oct. 2008), 92 pts

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UPC code: 7 84585 00045 6
2006 Grand Veneur, Châteauneuf-du-Pape Blanc, La Fontaine 12/750ml
"The estate white Châteauneuf du Pape is a gorgeous wine, as Jaume continues to produce one of the top four or five white wines of the appellation almost on a yearly basis. The 2006 Châteauneuf du Pape La Fontaine blanc is barrique-aged Roussanne and shows amazing grand cru Burgundian characteristics in its nuttiness, rich honeysuckle nose, with some exotic fruit character, great acidity, length, and richness. It tastes like a marmalade of rose petals, apricot, and lychee in an exotic, rich, classically structured style. This wine should drink well for at least 3-4 years and possibly longer, but it is almost impossible to know since there is so little of this wine available."
- Wine Advocate (#173, Oct. 2007), 92 pts

91 pts from Wine & Spirits Magazine (Feb. 09)

89 pts from Wine Enthusiast (Jan. 2010)


National Retail Price
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$77.99 / bottle


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UPC code: 7 84585 00015 9
2012 Grand Veneur, Châteauneuf-du-Pape Rouge 12/750ml
The vineyard is planted on slopes and plateaux, on stony-clay soil covered with large rolled stones.
Harvest is destemmed and crushed. Temperature controlled fermentation at 30°C. Vatting period of 18 to 20 days with pigeages. Matured in vats and oak casks.


"Starting off the Chateauneufs and a blend of 70% Grenache, 20% Syrah and 10% Mourvedre that spent 14 months in 30% small barrels, the Grand Veneur 2012 Chateauneuf du Pape offers fabulous notes of spring flowers, garrigue, spice-box and sweet blackberry styled fruit characteristics. Medium to full-bodied, with a textured, elegant feel, it has superb purity of fruit, good acidity and a nicely focused finish. Drink it over the coming decade. Drink now-2024. -JD"
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Wine Advocate (Issue #209, October 2013), 90-92 pts


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UPC code: 7 84585 00015 9
2011 Grand Veneur, Châteauneuf-du-Pape Rouge 12/750ml
The vineyard is planted on slopes and plateaux, on stony-clay soil covered with large rolled stones.
Harvest is destemmed and crushed. Temperature controlled fermentation at 30°C. Vatting period of 18 to 20 days with pigeages. Matured in vats and oak casks.
"Looking at the 2011s, all of which are certainly solid in the vintage, the forward, up-front and nicely textured Grand Veneur 2011 Chateauneuf du Pape delivers loads of black raspberry, toast, licorice and spice-box to go with a medium-bodied, supple and polished feel on the palate. There’s not a whole lot of back-end depth here, and it should be consumed early in its life, but it’s perfectly balanced, has loads of character and is hard to resist. While delicious now, it should hit prime time in another 2-3 years and evolve gracefully through 2021. Drink 2015-2021. -JD"
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Wine Advocate (Issue #209, October 2013), 90 pts

"Warm, soft and inviting, with plum sauce, fruitcake and toasty cinnamon notes, followed by a currant paste accent on the slightly jammy finish. Drink now through 2020. 6,000 cases made. - JM"
- Wine Spectator (November 30th 2013),
89 pts

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The 2011 Chateauneuf du Pape is a blend of 70% Grenache, 20% Syrah and 10% Mourvedre from 70-year-old vines aged in barrel. It offers plenty of black cherry, licorice, spice box and garrigue characteristics in a full-bodied, surprisingly deep (for a 2011) style. It should drink well for at least a decade."
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Wine Advocate (Issue #203, October 2012), 87-89 pts

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UPC code: 7 84585 00015 9
2010 Grand Veneur, Châteauneuf-du-Pape Rouge 12/750ml
"
The 2010 Chateauneuf du Pape (70% Grenache, 20% Syrah and 10% Mourvedre) is an opaque purple-colored beauty revealing lots of creme de cassis, black raspberry, licorice and camphor notes. Sexy and full-throttle as well as supple and more evolved than many 2010 Chateauneufs, it can be enjoyed now and over the next 10-12 years."
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Wine Advocate (Issue #203, October 2012), 93 pts

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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 from this full-bodied, young, primary red. Anticipated maturity: 2015-2025."
- Wine Advocate (Issue#197, Oct. 2011), 90-93 pts


"A plump, juicy style, with a mouthfilling feel to the linzer torte, boysenberry and plum compote fruit flavors. The finish is nicely structured, with a graphite spine and lingering ganache and anise hints that stretch out as they air in the glass. Solid length. Drink now through 2022. 6,000 cases made. –JM"
- Wine Spectator (July 31st 2012), 91 pts

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UPC code: 7 84585 00015 9
2009 Grand Veneur, Châteauneuf-du-Pape Rouge 12/750ml
"The 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."
- Wine Advocate (Issue#197, Oct. 2011), 92 pts


"The 2009 Grand Veneur Chateauneuf du Pape (made from the same blend as the 2008 - 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."
- Wine Advocate (Oct. 2010), 91-93 pts


"Tasted at the H2Vin Rhone tasting in London. The Grenache (70% of the blend) really sings on the nose: very pure and lifted with touches of Italian salami and over-ripe oranges. The palate is fleshy and weight on the entry, good acidity, firm grip towards the finish with touches of white pepper and cooked meat. This is a long-term Chateauneuf though it perhaps misses a little finesse. Tasted February 2011."
- eRobertParker.com (Neal Martin), 94 pts



"Dark purple. Sexy red and dark berries and cherry on the nose, made more complex by an exotic hint of apricot coming up with air. Deep, chewy and weighty but surprisingly fresh, offering black raspberry and bitter cherry flavors and mounting floral character. Delivers a load of sweet dark fruit and finishes with lingering florality and good persistence."
- Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar (Josh Raynolds, Mar/Apr 2011), 89-91 pts


"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.—J.M."
- Wine Spectator (Insider - May 11th 2010), 90 pts

"Even Grand Veneur’s traditional cuvée shines in 2009, offering up notions of black cherries and chocolate liqueur. It’s full bodied and richly textured, with a long, velvety finish. Simply put, it’s plush and delicious, with no need to age it any further. Drink now–2020. - JC"
 - Wine Enthusiast (October 2012), 92 pts


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UPC code: 7 84585 00015 9
2008 Grand Veneur, Châteauneuf-du-Pape Rouge 12/750ml
The vineyard is planted on slopes and plateaux, on stony-clay soil covered with large rolled stones.
Harvest is destemmed and crushed. Temperature controlled fermentation at 30°C. Vatting period of 18 to 20 days with pigeages. Matured in vats and oak casks.

"Chez Jaume, the family took the difficult decision not to produce its luxury Cuvée Origines in 2008. That old-vine juice ended up in this bottling, which no doubt accounts for its splendidly lush yet balanced midpalate and intense notes of cracked pepper, cassis and espresso. A great success for the vintage.- J.C."
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Wine Enthusiast (August 2011), 92 pts

"The 2008 Grand Veneur Chateauneuf du Pape is one of the top wines of the vintage. Its dark ruby/purple color is accompanied by beautiful aromas of underbrush, blackberries, kirsch, spice box, pepper and grilled meats. Spicy and luscious with medium to full body, decent acidity and sweet tannins, it should drink nicely for 7-8 years."
- Wine Advocate (Oct 2010), 90 pts

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Toast, ganache and graphite notes lead the way for raspberry and black cherry pie flavors. Finishes with a dusting of cocoa and spice notes. Drink now through 2015."
- Wine Spectator's Insider (June 10), 90 pts


"Bright purple. Sexy aromas of cherry-cola, lavender, oak spice and smoky minerals. Deep dark fruit preserve flavors provide very good palate coverage and are nicely perked up by notes of white pepper and allspice. Distinctly oak-influenced and supple, with good finishing sweetness and persistence."
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Tanzer's International Wine Cellar (Feb. 10), 87-89 pts


"Only one red estate Chateauneuf du Pape was produced in 2008, and it is a very successful wine. Its dark ruby/purple color is followed by aromas of black cherries, black currants, licorice, and hints of garrigue and spice box. Well-made, medium-bodied, and richly fruity, it will be ideal for drinking in its first 5-6 years of life."
- Wine Advocate (Oct 09), 88-90 pts

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UPC code: 7 84585 00015 9
2007 Grand Veneur, Châteauneuf-du-Pape Rouge 12/750ml
The vineyard is planted on slopes and plateaux, on stony-clay soil covered with large rolled stones.
Harvest is destemmed and crushed. Temperature controlled fermentation at 30°C.Vatting period of 18 to 20 days with pigeages. Matured in vats and oak casks.
70% Grenache, 20% Syrah, 10% Mourvèdre.

"Vivid purple. Highly aromatic nose shows dark berry preserves, potpourri and white pepper. Lush, creamy blackberry and blueberry flavors are lifted by peppery spices and framed by velvety tannins. The sappy finish clings with very good authority and repeats the blueberry note, with a late note of candied licorice building with air. "
- Tanzer's International Wine Cellar (Feb. 10), 90 pts

"From the Jaume family's 123-acre estate, this is an opulent Chateauneuf-du-Pape, lush floral notes highlighting its sweet, clear cassis flavors. It finishes with a sense of stoniness, savory and firm, drinkable now and cellarable for the next ten or so years."
- Wine & Spirits (Feb. 10), 92 pts

"
The 2007 Chateauneuf du Pape (70% Grenache, 20% Syrah, and 10% Mourvedre from 65-year-old vines) is an exceptionally strong effort. Aged in tank (80%) and small oak barrels (20%), it is a dense, full-bodied wine revealing an inky/purple color along with notes of graphite, blackberries, and cassis. With a sumptuous, layered, full-bodied texture, sweet, velvety tannins, and zesty freshness as well as acidity, it should drink well for 12-14 years."
 - Wine Advocate (Oct. 2008), 91 pts

"Rich but pure, with lovely crushed plum and violet aromas fol­lowed by layers of mesquite, roasted vanilla, melted licorice and pastis. Long and very silky through the finish. Still quite primal now, but should evolve nicely. Best from 2010 through 2022."
- Wine Spectator (Aug 2009), 91 pts

"The superb 2007 Chateauneuf du Pape exhibits a deep ruby/purple color followed by notes of cassis, black raspberries, licorice, charcoal, and a hint of camphor. It possesses superb concentration, full-bodied richness, great purity and texture, and a long finish that lasts 35-40 seconds. Drink it over the next 12-15+ years.
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- Wine Advocate (Oct. 2008), 90-93 pts

"Bright purple. Exotically perfumed nose displays scents of fresh blackberry, white pepper, incense and potpourri. Lush and creamy on the palate, with sweet dark berry flavors supported by slow-mounting tannins. The peppery note repeats on the focused, brisk finish."
- Tanzer's International Wine Cellar (Jan. 09), 88-91 pts


 
National Retail Price: $56.99 / bottle


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UPC code: 7 84585 00317 4
2012 Grand Veneur, Châteauneuf-du-Pape Rouge 6/1.5L (Magnum)

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UPC code: 7 84585 00317 4
2011 Grand Veneur, Châteauneuf-du-Pape Rouge 6/1.5L (Magnum)

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UPC code: 7 84585 00317 4
2010 Grand Veneur, Châteauneuf-du-Pape Rouge 6/1.5L (Magnum)

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UPC code: 7 84585 00317 4
2009 Grand Veneur, Châteauneuf-du-Pape Rouge 6/1.5L (Magnum)

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UPC code: 7 84585 00317 4
2006 Grand Veneur, Châteauneuf-du-Pape Rouge 6/1.5L (Magnum)

National Retail Price:
$99.95 / Magnum



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UPC code: 7 84585 00299 3
2012 Grand Veneur, Châteauneuf-du-Pape Rouge 12/375ml (half-bottle)

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UPC code: 7 84585 00299 3
2011 Grand Veneur, Châteauneuf-du-Pape Rouge 12/375ml (half-bottle)

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UPC code: 7 84585 00299 3
2010 Grand Veneur, Châteauneuf-du-Pape Rouge 12/375ml (half-bottle)


National Retail Price: $29.95 / half-bottle


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UPC code: 7 84585 00171 2
2012 Grand Veneur, Châteauneuf-du-Pape Rouge, Les Origines 12/750ml
"Made from 50% Grenache, 30% Mourvedre and 20% Syrah (from 45 to 95-year-old vines) that was aged half in smaller barrels, the Grand Veneur 2012 Chateauneuf du Pape Les Origines offers up a knockout bouquet of black raspberry, toast, spice box and graphite. Full-bodied, layered and seamless, with sweet tannin, it should drink well for 15-20 years. Drink 2015-2027. -JD"
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Wine Advocate (Issue #209, October 2013), 92-94 pts

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UPC code: 7 84585 00171 2
2011 Grand Veneur, Châteauneuf-du-Pape Rouge, Les Origines 12/750ml
"Comprised of 45% Grenache, 35% Syrah and 20% Mourvedre and spending 16 months in 50% small barrels, the Grand Veneur 2011 Chateauneuf du Pape Les Origines is a rich, yet medium-bodied example of this cuvee that gives up plenty of toast, wood spice and licorice to go with a core blackberry and raspberry styled fruit. Up-front, with plenty of texture, solid mid-palate depth and good overall freshness, it should drink nicely for over a decade. Drink now-2023. -JD"
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Wine Advocate (Issue #209, October 2013), 92 pts

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The 2011 Chateauneuf du Pape Les Origines is composed of 50% Grenache, 30% Syrah and 20% Mourvedre from 70-year-old vines and aged in new oak. The oak component exercises only a subtle influence on the overall personality of this wine. It exhibits significant creme de cassis, kirsch, blackberry and licorice notes along with a touch of vanillin. Full-bodied, but also accessible, plump and succulent, it can be drunk early in life or cellared for 10-12 years."
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Wine Advocate (Issue #203, October 2012), 90-92 pts

"Lush, with dark fig and blackberry fruit layered with hoisin sauce, smoldering charcoal and pastis notes. Offers a toasted edge on the finish, with a ganache accent chiming in, all carried by finely beaded acidity. Best from 2015 through 2030. - JM"

- Wine Spectator (November 30th 2013),
91 pts

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UPC code: 7 84585 00171 2
2010 Grand Veneur, Châteauneuf-du-Pape Rouge, Les Origines 12/750ml
"
Another blockbuster is the 2010 Chateauneuf du Pape Les Origines. A blend of 50% Grenache, 30% Syrah and 20% Mourvedre (45- to-95-year-old vines) aged in small oak, it exhibits an opaque purple color as well as a sweet bouquet of blackberries, espresso roast, ink and graphite. While clearly a modern-styled Chateauneuf du Pape, it retains plenty of the region's typicity and authenticity. It should drink well for 15+ years."
- Wine Advocate (Issue #203, October 2012),
95 pts

"The 2010 Chateauneuf du Pape Les Origines is nearly off the charts in terms of concentration. It is a less sexy, flamboyant effort compared to the 2009, but it is noble, reserved and pure with plenty of black and blue fruit notes intermixed with subtle garrigue, graphite and spice box characteristics. Full and rich with high tannins, good acidity and a style built for the long term, this 2010 will benefit from 4-5 years of cellaring, and keep for at least 20-25 years"
- Wine Advocate (Robert Parker, issue#197, October 2011) 94-96 pts

"Racy, offering delicious dark bramble, linzer torte and blackberry notes, with a strong graphite edge coursing through the finish. Gains density and flesh on the finish, which bodes well for the cellar. A modern style, but shows solid grounding in its terroir. Best from 2014 through 2022. 8,000 cases made. –JM"
- Wine Spectator (July 31st 2012), 92 pts

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UPC code: 7 84585 00171 2
2009 Grand Veneur, Châteauneuf-du-Pape Rouge, Les Origines 12/750ml
"The 2009 Chateauneuf du Pape Les Origines (1,500 cases produced) is a blend of 50% Grenache, a whopping 30% Mourvedre and 20% Syrah with the latter two components spending time in new oak barrels. All of the fruit comes from vines that are nearly 70 years of age. A great wine with an opaque ruby/purple color, sensational fruit intensity and notes of graphite, lavender, licorice, lead pencil shavings and subtle smoke, it is full-bodied, rich and powerful with low acidity and sweet, velvety tannins. It should drink well for 15+ years."
- Wine Advocate (Robert Parker, issue#197, October 2011) 95 pts

"The beautiful 2009 Grand Veneur Chateauneuf du Pape Les Origines (a blend of 50% Grenache, 30% Mourvedre and 20% Syrah aged in small barrels) offers notes of graphite, camphor, blackberries, creme de cassis, Provencal herbs and lavender. It is nearly as good as the brilliant 2007. Full-bodied and rich with nicely integrated tannins, acidity and wood, the 2009 will benefit from several years of bottle age and should evolve for 20 or more years."
- Wine Advocate (Oct. 2010), 92-95 pts

"Tasted at the H2Vin Rhone tasting in London. This is reticent on the nose at the moment, tertiary with scents of scorched earth, saddle-leather and then dried rose petals emerging. The palate has a ripe saturated entry, full-bodied and powerful with ripe blackberry and raspberry interlaced with white pepper and garrigues. Weight and forceful on the finish, this will demand 5-6 years ageing. Tasted February 2011."
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eRobertParker.com (Neal Martin), 93 pts

- Wine Enthusiast (October 2012), 93 pts


"Opaque ruby. Sexy aromas of red and dark berry preserves and apricot pit and a spicy quality that gains strength with air. Very fresh, juicy raspberry and blackberry flavors gather depth and spiciness with aeration. Shows serious depth but there's excellent energy here as well. Finishes with very good lift and excellent clarity."
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Tanzer's international Wine cellar (Mar/Apr 2011), 91-93 points

"Dark and winey, with velvety layers of crushed plum, blueberry and anise supported by a strong graphite note and carrying through the long, spice- and violet-filled finish. Drink now through 2018.—J.M."
- Wine Spectator (Insider - May 11th 2011), 91 pts

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UPC code: 7 84585 00171 2

2007 Grand Veneur, Châteauneuf-du-Pape Rouge, Les Origines 12/750ml

“Les Origines” are located in the Northern part of the Chateauneuf du Pape appellation, in the area surrounding the village of Beaucastel (6 feet away).
Destemming, maceration for 18-21 days, racking.
Aged in oak barrels for 18 months.
Deep red purple color. The nose displays dark fruit aromas of blackcurrant and cherry, spices and vanilla. Intense and complex flavors in the mouth, spices and ripe fruit flavors, smooth and silky tannins. Great length, liquorice and pepper notes on the finish.

"50% grenache, 30% syrah and 20% mourvedre) Glass-staining violet. Showing a lot of oak on the nose, along with deep raspberry and blackberry scents and a smoky mineral quality. Lush, creamy and rich in the mouth, with sweet red and dark berry compote flavors, slow-building tannins and serious finishing punch. This sexy fruit bomb will be even better if the oakiness recedes with some bottle age. "
- Tanzer's International Wine Cellar (Feb.10), 90 pts

"
The 2007 Chateauneuf du Pape Les Origines (50% Grenache, 30% Mourvedre, and 20% Syrah aged in small new oak barrels) is somewhat of an anomaly with such an amount of new oak, but it never seems to show given the wine-s concentration and richness. This may be the estate-s finest example of this cuvee, which generally represents 1,200-1,500 cases, all from their holdings in the northern sector of the appellation. A saturated purple color is accompanied by aromas of smoke, camphor, creme de cassis, licorice, and blueberries, amazing concentration, a full-bodied texture, and a stunningly long finish. The tannins are present, but silky, and the vintage-s freshness and vibrant fruit are evident. Powerful and loaded with substance, but at the same time endearingly elegant and ethereal, it will benefit from another 2-3 years of bottle age, and should drink well for 15+."
- Wine Advocate (October 2009), 96 pts

"Solid, with a mix of red and black currant fruit held together with notes of pastis, licorice and violet. A good dash of grip on the finish keeps this honest. Opens nicely in the glass. Drink now through 2019."
- Wine Spectator (May 2009), 92 pts

"The 2007 Chateauneuf du Pape Les Origines may turn out to be one of this estate-s finest cuvees, although one should not overlook the 2006 Les Origines. A luxury cuvee sold at a reasonable price, the 2007 boasts a dense blue/purple color as well as a sweet perfume of blueberries, charcoal, creme de cassis, graphite, smoked meats, and herbs. Dense, full-bodied, and exceptionally pure, with a multilayered texture, moderate tannin, and a stunning finish, it will benefit from 2-4 years of cellaring, and should drink well for 20-25 years."
- Wine Advocate (Oct. 2008), 93-96 pts

"Opaque purple. Pungent aromas of blackberry, blueberry, incense and potpourri. Offers brighter red fruits on the palate, with sweet floral pastille and smoky mineral qualities adding complexity. Becomes more energetic on the sappy, precise, very long finish."
- Tanzer's International Wine Cellar (Jan. 09), 90-93 pts


National Retail Price: $77.99 / bottle
 

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UPC code: 7 84585 00968 8
2012 Grand Veneur, Châteauneuf-du-Pape Rouge, Les Origines 6/1.5L (Magnum)

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UPC code: 7 84585 00968 8
2011 Grand Veneur, Châteauneuf-du-Pape Rouge, Les Origines 6/1.5L (Magnum)


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2010 Grand Veneur, Châteauneuf-du-Pape Rouge, Les Origines 6/1.5L (Magnum)


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UPC code: 7 84585 00968 8
2009 Grand Veneur, Châteauneuf-du-Pape Rouge, Les Origines 6/1.5L (Magnum)

"Opaque ruby. Sexy aromas of red and dark berry preserves and apricot pit and a spicy quality that gains strength with air. Very fresh, juicy raspberry and blackberry flavors gather depth and spiciness with aeration. Shows serious depth but there's excellent energy here as well. Finishes with very good lift and excellent clarity."
- Tanzer's international Wine cellar (Mar/Apr 2011), 91-93 points


National Retail Price: $139.95 / Magnum


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UPC code: 7 84585 00146 0
2012 Grand Veneur, Châteauneuf-du-Pape Rouge, Vieilles Vignes 12/750ml
Made from 50% Grenache, 40% Mourvedre, 10% Syrah. The vines are 50 to 100+ year old. They are planted on red clay soils covered with pebble stones.
Yield: 30 hl/ha
Aged for 18 months in oak barrels.

"Even more impressive and certainly one of the top 3-4 wines in the vintage, the Grand Veneur 2012 Chateauneuf du Pape Vieilles Vignes offers up spectacular density and depth, with big structure, chewy tannin and brilliant purity of fruit. A blend of 50% Grenache, 40% Mourvedre and 10% Syrah, it offers loads of blackberry, licorice, roasted meats, bouquet garni and pepper to go with a full-bodied, layered and perfectly proportioned profile. It too will have 15-20 years of longevity. Drink 2015-2032. "
- Wine Advocate (Jeb Dunnuck, issue#20
9, October 2013), 94-97 pts

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2011 Grand Veneur, Châteauneuf-du-Pape Rouge, Vieilles Vignes 12/750ml
Made from 50% Grenache, 40% Mourvedre, 10% Syrah. The vines are 50 to 100+ year old. They are planted on red clay soils covered with pebble stones.
Yield: 30 hl/ha
Aged for 18 months in oak barrels.

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The 2011 Chateauneuf du Pape Vieilles Vignes is the most concentrated and potentially long-lived of this 2011 trio. It came in at an amazing 16.5% natural alcohol, and is one of the wines of the vintage. A blend of 50% Grenache, 40% Mourvedre and 10% Syrah aged in small barrels, it blows away just about every other Chateauneuf in this vintage. It boasts an inky/purple color in addition to a gorgeous perfume of crushed rocks, jammy black fruits, charcoal and graphite. This intense, full-bodied 2011's concentration and power are atypical for this vintage. It should age nicely for 15 or more years."
- Wine Advocate (Robert Parker, issue#203, October 2012),
92-94 pts

"Shows a lot of stuffing for the vintage, with blackberry and blueberry pâte de fruit notes lined with sweet spice, melted licorice and fruitcake flavors. Dark and fleshy, with lively acidity and a strong graphite streak through the finish that lets the fruit pump along. Best from 2015 through 2027.—J.M."
- Wine Spectator's Insider (October 2nd 2013),
92 pts

"From the oldest vines on this estate at the far northern end of the appellation, this is classic Châteauneuf, gamey and chewy, the fruit upheld by its sinewy structure. It’s austere and tailored, a reserved, elegant Châteauneuf to cellar for another six to 15 years."
- Wine & Spirits Magazine (February 2014)
, 92 pts

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An excellent wine, this is disappointing in the context of the super 2009 and 2010 versions. This year, the oak sticks out like an ill-fitting overcoat, an unwieldy veneer of toast and vanilla atop chocolaty fruit. It’s full-bodied and promisingly supple, with a long finish, so give it 3–4 years of time to come around. -JC"
- Wine Enthusiast (December 2013),
92 pts

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2010 Grand Veneur, Châteauneuf-du-Pape Rouge, Vieilles Vignes 12/750ml
Made from 50% Grenache, 40% Mourvedre, 10% Syrah. The vines are 50 to 100+ year old. They are planted on red clay soils covered with pebble stones.
Yield: 30 hl/ha
Aged for 18 months in oak barrels.

"A monumental effort meriting a perfect score, the super-rich 2010 Chateauneuf du Pape Vieilles Vignes is a 4,000-bottle blend of 50% Grenache, 40% Mourvedre and 10% Syrah from 55- to 105-year-old vines and was aged for 18 months in small oak. The wine offers majestic blackberry and cassis fruit intermixed with kirsch, licorice and subtle Provencal herbs in the background. It is akin to chewing meat in the mouth given its viscosity and thickness. This utterly amazing wine comes close to being over the top, but it pulls back just in time. A massive Chateauneuf du Pape (even for a 2010), it needs 5-6 years of cellaring and should age effortlessly for 25-30 years. Bravo!"
- Wine Advocate (Robert Parker, issue#203, October 2012),
100 pts

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ossessing compelling richness, the awesome, packed and stacked, inky purple-colored 2010 Chateauneuf du Pape Vieilles Vignes possesses remarkable intensity of blackberry and blueberry fruit intertwined with camphor, lavender, licorice and truffle notes. Sensational richness and intensity make this one of the most concentrated, long-lived wines of the appellation."
- Wine Advocate (Robert Parker, issue#197, October 2011), 95-99 pts

"Ripe and packed, but well-focused, with a broad beam of linzer torte and boysenberry fruit backed by graphite, violet and pastis notes. Picks up plenty of muscle and toasted spice on the finish, showing lots of latent depth in reserve. Very solid. Best from 2014 through 2024. 250 cases made. –JM"
- Wine Spectator (July 31st 2012), 92 pts

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2009 Grand Veneur, Châteauneuf-du-Pape Rouge, Vieilles Vignes 12/750ml
Made from 50% Grenache, 40% Mourvedre, 10% Syrah. The vines are 50 to 100+ year old. They are planted on red clay soils covered with pebble stones.
Yield: 30 hl/ha
Aged for 18 months in oak barrels.

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The most limited cuvee (350 cases) is the 2009 Chateauneuf du Pape Vieilles Vignes (a blend of 50% Grenache, 40% Mourvedre and 10% Syrah from 50-100 year old vines located in the northern sector of the appellation). Its opaque purple color is accompanied by a gorgeous perfume of graphite, truffles, damp earth, cassis, kirsch, licorice and spice box. Despite the fact that it sees a lot of new oak, it reveals no evidence of wood. The fruit dominates in this quintessential, classic, full-bodied, powerful, massive as well as surprisingly pure and elegant Chateauneuf du Pape. Unlike most examples, the precociousness and suppleness of the 2009 vintage have given this wine a more forward appeal, although it still needs 2-3 years of cellaring. Drink it over the following 25-30 years"
- Wine Advocate (Robert Parker, issue#197, October 2011), 96 pts

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The 2009 Chateauneuf du Pape Vieilles Vignes (a cuvee that was first made in 2006) is a blend of 50% Grenache, 30% Mourvedre and 20% Syrah, all aged in new oak casks. Despite all the new oak, its influence is marginal. Some toasty notes are present, but the wine is very full-bodied with extraordinarily intense aromas and flavors of creme de cassis, kirsch, lavender, licorice and hints of lead pencil shavings and smoke. Dense, full-bodied, tannic and super intense, this is a massive 2009 that begs for 4-5 years of cellaring. It should drink well for 20-25 years thereafter."
- Wine Advocate (Oct. 2010), 93-95 pts

"Tasted at the H2Vin Rhone tasting in London. The sublime Chateauneuf-du-Pape Vieilles Vignes has an opulent but well-defined, focused bouquet with smoked bacon and sage dominating the aromatic profile. Rustic but utterly charming. The palate has a full-bodied, powerful entry with ripe blackberry, truffle and leather fruit, long and persistent yet full of finesse towards the finish. Superb. Tasted February 2011."
- eRobertParker.com (Neal martin), 95 pts

"A prodigious effort, the 2009 Vieilles Vignes from Grand veneur includes a whooping 40% Mourvèdre in the blend (there's also 10% Syrah, with the balance being grenache), which no doubt accounts for its dark flavor profile. This is a full-bodied, lushly textured, expansive wine, with a finish that seems to go on forever. Approachable now, it should age well for 10-12 years at least"

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Wine Enthusiast (July 2012), 95 pts + Cellar Selection



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"Dense, but pure and fresh, offering a core of black currant, raspberry and plum fruit in reserve, with lots of sweet spice, melted licorice and graphite as well. There’s a long, polished, violet-filled finish. Drink now through 2020.—J.M."
- Wine Spectator (Insider - May 12th 2011), 91 pts

UPC code: 7 84585 00146 0
2007 Grand Veneur, Châteauneuf-du-Pape Rouge, Vieilles Vignes 12/750ml

Made from 50% Grenache, 40% Mourvedre, 10% Syrah. The vines are 50 to 100+ year old. They are planted on red clay soils covered with pebble stones.
Yield: 30 hl/ha
Aged for 18 months in oak barrels.

"(50% grenache, 40% mourvedre and 10% syrah) Bright purple. Exotically perfumed bouquet of ripe raspberry, boysenberry and cherry, with complicating notes of cola, sassafras and star anise. Deep, juicy dark fruit flavors provide impressive palate coverage and are braced by zesty minerality. The dark berry and cola notes resonate on the long, focused finish. This is already appealing but seems built to age. "
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Tanzer's International Wine Cellar (Jan. 09), 92 pts

"The newest special cuvee (introduced in 2006) is the 2007 Chateauneuf du Pape Vieilles Vignes (50% Grenache, 40% Mourvedre, and 10% Syrah). Made from 50- to 100+-year-old vines and aged 18 months in small oak barrels, it is potentially one of the longest lived wines of the vintage. This exquisite, dense purple-colored effort reveals intense but restrained notes of cassis, kirsch, lavender, licorice, and graphite. A wine of great intensity as well as remarkable finesse and elegance, is a full-bodied Chateauneuf that will require plenty of patience. Give it 3-4 years of bottle age, and drink it over the following 25-30."
- Wine Advocate (October 09), 98+ pts


"Very ripe and forward, with flashy fig, mocha and licorice notes pushed by sweet toast and spice. Round and juicy through the full-bodied finish, with the fruit hanging on nicely. Drink now through 2020."
- Wine Spectator (Aug 09), 93 pts

"The newest baby, the 2007 Chateauneuf du Pape Vieilles Vignes, is a blend of 50% Grenache, 40% Mourvedre, and 10% Syrah. All of these wines are from the estate-s three major holdings in the northern part of the appellation, on the high plateau of Mont Redon and Cabrieres, and in the northeastern sector, near Beaucastel. The 2007 Vieilles Vignes represents the essence of Chateauneuf du Pape. Inky/purple to the rim, with extraordinary full-bodied aromas of roasted porcini, meat juices, blackberries, cassis, smoke, and grilled herbs, it is intense to the point of almost over-extraction, but it has no rough edges. It possesses great purity, an amazing texture, and a massive, full-bodied finish with noticeable tannin. Because of its high percentage of Mourvedre and Syrah, it requires 6-7 years of bottle age, and should keep for 30-35 years."
- Wine Advocate (Oct 08), 95-97+ pts

"Saturated purple. Stunning bouquet of mineral-laced raspberry, boysenberry and potpourri, with a strong note of licorice emerging with air. Deep and sweet but energetic, showing powerful red and black fruit flavors and a strong underpinning of graphite and iron. The boysenberry note recurs on the finish, which is strikingly pure, focused and long."
- Tanzer's International Wine Cellar (Jan. 09), 92-95 pts


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2006 Grand Veneur, Châteauneuf-du-Pape Rouge, Vieilles Vignes 12/750ml

Made from 50% Grenache, 40% Mourvèdre, 10% Syrah. 
The vines are planted on red clay soils covered with pebble stones.
Yield: 30 hl/ha
Aged for 18 months in oak barrels.
Intense dark color. Black fruit aromas of blackcurrant and cherry, spices and vanilla notes. Round and ample in the mouth, fine and elegant tannins. The wine is delicious and will reward cellaring.

"The debut vintage of the Chateauneuf du Pape Vieilles Vignes, the 2006 (nearly all Grenache) has totally closed down. It possesses a Chateauneuf du Pape style with a Bordeaux structure. Dense ruby/purple to the rim, it displays a hint of new oak along with sensational levels of kirsch liqueur, licorice, lavender, and loamy soil. Full-bodied and powerful, with high tannin, it is built for the long haul. Anticipated maturity: 2014-2044."
- Wine Advocate (Oct 08), 95+ pts

" The 2006 Vieilles Vignes is as impressive as a 2006 Chateauneuf du Pape can be and looks to be one of the candidates for the wine of the vintage. The wine has an absolutely magnificent density and an inky purple color, huge, powerful flavors, and a finish that goes on well past a minute. This is a wine for very patient connoisseurs as it is meant for long-term aging. It is an exquisite expression of Chateauneuf du Pape and Grenache. This tannic, awesomely endowed wine has everything going for it. Anticipated maturity: 2014-2030+.
- Wine Advocate (Oct 07), 95-98 pts

"Bright ruby. Alluring aromas of framboise, cherry-vanilla, potpourri and smoky minerals. Completely stains the palate with sweet red and dark berry compote flavors sexed up by candied flowers and vanilla. For a wine with such flavor impact this is shockingly lithe, showing excellent finishing precision and persistence. And it's awfully seductive right now."
- Tanzer's International Wine Cellar (Jan. 09), 92 pts

"Inky violet. Explosively aromatic nose offers a surreal bouquet of red and dark berry preserves, incense, vanilla bean and mocha. Palate-staining raspberry and boysenberry flavors deliver a wallop of sweetness but are reined in by zesty minerality. Finishes with outstanding cling and thrust-this really refuses to let go of the palate."
- International Wine Cellar (Jan 2008), 93-95 pts


National Retail Price: $142.99 / bottle


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2012 Grand Veneur, Châteauneuf-du-Pape Rouge, Vieilles Vignes 6/1.5L

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2011 Grand Veneur, Châteauneuf-du-Pape Rouge, Vieilles Vignes 6/1.5L


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2010 Grand Veneur, Châteauneuf-du-Pape Rouge, Vieilles Vignes 6/1.5L

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2009 Grand Veneur, Châteauneuf-du-Pape Rouge, Vieilles Vignes 6/1.5L

Made from 50% Grenache, 40% Mourvèdre, 10% Syrah. 
The vines are planted on red clay soils covered with pebble stones.
Yield: 30 hl/ha
Aged for 18 months in oak barrels.
Intense dark color. Black fruit aromas of blackcurrant and cherry, spices and vanilla notes. Round and ample in the mouth, fine and elegant tannins. The wine is delicious and will reward cellaring.


National Retail Price: $250.00 / Magnum

Marc de Châteauneuf-du-Pape (Eau de vie de Marc des Côtes du Rhône)
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UPC code: 7 84585 00325 9
NV Domaine Grand Veneur, Marc de Châteauneuf-du-Pape 3/750ml
Châteauneuf-du-Pape Marc grape brandy is made from the distillation of the destemmed and dried marcs of different grape varieties used to make the red wines of Châteauneuf-du-Pape (Grenache Syrah, Mourvèdre, Cinsault).

The distillation process uses a copper still of the 4-vessel type.

As far as the maturation, the distillate obtained is stored in oak casks and aged in the cellar for about 5 years.
The alcoholic strength is gradually brought down by adding quantities of distilled water, until a strength of about 40% is obtained.

The colour is a brilliant pale oak.
Aromas of raisins and hazelnuts can be detected.
On the palate, the strength, the spices and the richness of red Châteauneuf-du-Pape wines appear.


National Retail Price: $66.00 / btl