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2011 Grand Veneur Châteauneuf-du-Pape Rouge Vieilles Vignes - 92 PTS - WE

Wine Enthusiast 92 Pts

"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.- Joe Czerwinski"
Wine Enthusiast (December 2013), 92 pts

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2011 Grand Veneur Châteauneuf-du-Pape Rouge Vieilles Vignes - 92-94 PTS - WA

Wine Advocate 94 Pts"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

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2011 Grand Veneur Châteauneuf-du-Pape Rouge Vieilles Vignes - 93 PTS - IWR

iwinereview"The Châteauneuf-du-Pape Rouge Vieille Vignes is an extraordinary wine sourced from 50 to 100-year old vines of 50% Grenache, 40% Mourvèdre and 10% Syrah. Modern in style, it offers rich aromas of red and black fruit with notes of chocolate and earth. It exhibits notable purity of flavor, perfect balance, round tannins and a persistent finish."
- International Wine Review (Report #39), 93 pts

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2011 Grand Veneur Châteauneuf-du-Pape Rouge Vieilles Vignes - 95 PTS - IWRpt

international wine report logo"From the Northern reaches of Châteauneuf-du-Pape, this 'Vieilles Vignes' Cuvée comes form deeply rooted vines in the estates oldest plots. The 2011 fresh and racy with intense aromas of raspberry jam, reduced plums, dark chocolate, lavender, graphite, spices and wild herbs. This is rich and concentrated, structured around velvety layers of gorgeous fruit with beautiful underlying acidity. The finish is long and caressing, leaving behind a coating of dark fruits and spices. A fantastic 2011 that will thrive in the cellar. (Best 2015-2027) - JD"
International Wine Report (August 2013), 95 pts

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2012 Domaine Grand Veneur Chateauneuf du Pape Rouge Vieilles Vignes - 97 pts - WA

wa97"The 2012 Châteauneuf du Pape Vieilles Vignes is in the top 2-3 wines in the vintage. Possessing rock-star concentration and depth, full-bodied richness and loads of sweet tannin, it offers layers of ripe blackberry, graphite, licorice and toasted-spice aromas and flavors. One of the more powerful and structured efforts in the vintage, it nevertheless always stays balanced, graceful and light on the palate. Give it 2-3 years and enjoy bottles through 2027. - Jeb Dunnuck"
- Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate (Issue 215, October 2014), 97 pts

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2012 Grand Veneur Châteauneuf-du-Pape Rouge Vieilles Vignes - 94-97 PTS - WA

Wine Advocate 97 Pts"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#209, October 2013), 94-97 pts

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