Grand Veneur Chateauneuf-du-Pape Blanc La Fontaine

Grand Veneur Chateauneuf-du-Pape Blanc La Fontaine

2018 Domaine Grand Veneur Chateauneuf du Pape la Fontaine Blanc - 94 pts - JD

jeb dunnuck logo 250"The top cuvée is the 2018 Châteauneuf Du Pape La Fontaine Blanc and it's all Roussanne brought up in 50% new barrels. Deeper and richer than the base cuvée, it offers terrific notes of caramelized pineapple, honeysuckle, white flowers, and buttered toast as well as medium to full body, nicely integrated acidity, terrific balance, and a great finish. It's rich, nicely concentrated, yet balanced and lively on the palate. It's geared for the dinner table and should keep for 4-5 years, if not longer."

- Jeb Dunnuck (August 16th 2019), 94 pts

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2016 Domaine Grand Veneur Chateauneuf du Pape la Fontaine Blanc - 94 pts - VINOUS

vinous logo"Vivid straw-gold. An intensely perfumed bouquet evokes ripe pear, candied orange, smoky minerals and chamomile, along with a deeper suggestion of honey. Energetic, palate-staining citrus and orchard fruit flavors show outstanding clarity and slowly put on weight and spread out with air. The mineral note reappears on the finish, which shows a noteworthy combination of richness and sharply defined, bright, filigreed character. - Josh Raynolds"

- Antonio Galloni's Vinous (October 2018), 94 pts

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2017 Domaine Grand Veneur Chateauneuf du Pape la Fontaine Blanc - 93 pts - VINOUS

vinous logoLimpid gold. Ripe citrus and pit fruit aromas are complemented by suggestions of candied ginger, pungent flowers and sweet butter. Fleshy and broad on the palate, offering impressively concentrated peach, pear nectar and tangerine flavors that tighten up slowly on the back half. In a hefty but energetic style, showing impressive clarity and minerally thrust on a very long, tactile finish. - Josh Raynolds"

- Antonio Galloni's Vinous (October 2018), 93 pts

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2017 Domaine Grand Veneur Chateauneuf du Pape la Fontaine Blanc - 92-95 pts - WA

wa"The 2017 Chateauneuf du Pape Blanc La Fontaine is all Roussanne, marked by scents of flowers and tropical fruit. A blend of barrel and tank-fermented portions, it's full-bodied, plush and rich, picking up complex hints of citrus, honey, clove, baking spices and pencil shavings on the long finish. Tasted twice, with consistent notes. - Joe Czerwinski"

- Robert Parker's Wine Advocate (Issue 238, August 31st 2018), 92-95 pts

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2016 Domaine Grand Veneur Chateauneuf du Pape la Fontaine Blanc - 92-94+ pts - WA

wa"The full-bodied, creamy-textured and amazingly plush 2016 Chateauneuf du Pape Blanc La Fontaine is a blend of barrel-fermented and tank-fermented Roussanne. The aromas of honey, vanilla and bergamot are intense, as are the pineapple notes on the palate. The wine finishes long, given definition by briny and bitter notes. My advice is to opt for caution when aging these big whites and drink them while the fruit is still paramount. - Joe Czerwinski"

- Robert Parker's Wine Advocate (Issue 233, October 2017), 92-94+ pts

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2016 Domaine Grand Veneur Chateauneuf du Pape la Fontaine Blanc - 95 pts - JD

jeb dunnuck logo 250"The flagship 2016 Châteauneuf-du-Pape Blanc La Fontaine is a more substantial, serious effort that offers notes of caramelized citrus, brioche, honeysuckle and orange blossom. Rich, layered and concentrated, yet also fresh and lively, it's a terrific white that's going to sing on the dinner table. Drink it anytime over the coming 4-5 years (it will keep even longer)."

- Jeb Dunnuck (October 20107), 95 pts

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