"One of my favorite estates in Châteauneuf du Pape (an area now being brilliantly covered by my colleague Jeb Dunnuck), Domaine Grand Veneur is internationally recognized for their fabulous Châteauneuf du Papes, but they also produce some terrific values. The estate wines are sold under the Grand Veneur label, but they have also started a négociant business under the name Alain Jaume. Those wines have been very promising as well.
Lovers of rosé should check out the blend of 60% Grenache, 20% Syrah and 20% Cinsault, the 2013 Côtes du Rhône Rosé Réserve. This crisp, flinty rosé possesses strawberry and cranberry notes intermixed with a hint of watermelons, and a light-bodied mouthfeel. Drink now. - Robert Parker"
- Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate (November 2014), 87 pts