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2016 Domaine Grand Veneur Chateauneuf du Pape Rouge Le Miocene - 92 PTS - JD

jeb dunnuck logo 250"The traditional cuvée is the 2016 Châteauneuf-du-Pape Le Miocène, which is 70% Grenache, 20% Syrah and 10% Mourvèdre in 2016. This medium to full-bodied, seamless beauty gives up classic notes of black raspberries, garrigue, new saddle leather, and spice. It's balanced, textured, has ample concentration, and is a terrific classic cuvée. This wine is always made in a more upfront, charming style, yet will cruise in the cellar on its balance as well."

"There are few better run estates in the world than that of the Jaume Family’s Domaine Grand Veneur. Located in the northern part of Châteauneuf-du-Pape and run today by brothers Christophe and Sebastien Jaume, the estate produces a quasi-modern style of Châteauneuf-du-Pape (their Les Origins and Vieilles Vignes) as well as a growing number of negociant based wines from throughout the Southern Rhône. The 2017s whites are terrific across the board, and this vintage has produced charming, pure wines that are already drinking beautifully. The 2016 reds are some of the finest I’ve tasted from this estate."

- Jeb Dunnuck (August 2018, LE MILLÉSIME… The 2016s from the Southern Rhône - Part 1), 92 pts

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