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Alain Jaume Chateauneuf-du-Pape Rouge Vieux Terron
Alain Jaume ( Grand Veneur )
France - Rhone Valley - Chateauneuf du Pape AOC   

An intense purple color is followed by ripe red fruit aromas, such as sweet black cherry.
The palate reveals clearly the aromatic complexity: spices and black fruit are boasted with soft tannins. The finish is long with aromatic hints of liquorice and pepper. Red raspberries, star anise and hints of cinnamon.

Specifications
Appellation
Chateauneuf du Pape AOC
Varietal(s)
85% Grenache, 10% Syrah, 5% Mourvedre
Soil type
stony clay with large rolled stones
Vinification
Harvest is destemmed and crushed. Fermentation temperature is controlled at 30°C. Vatting period of 18 to 21 days. Matured in vats (80%) and oak casks (20%).
Pairings

It will accompany game, red meat or meat in sauce and strong cheeses.

Reviews and News

2017 Alain Jaume Chateauneuf du Pape Vieux Terron - 90 PTS - WA

2017 Alain Jaume Chateauneuf du Pape Vieux Terron - 90 PTS - WA

wa"The Jaume family's négociant cuvée of Châteauneuf du Pape is another solid effort. The 2017 Chateauneuf du Pape Vieux Terron features raspberry fruit accented by citrus zest and mulling spices. It's full-bodied but less concentrated and textured than the Grand Veneur estate bottlings, fading a bit quickly on the finish. Drink it over the next 6-7 years for its forward charm. - Joe Czerwinski"
- Robert Parker's Wine Advocate (Issue 244, August 2019), 90 pts

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2017 Alain Jaume Chateauneuf du Pape Vieux Terron - 90 pts - JD

2017 Alain Jaume Chateauneuf du Pape Vieux Terron - 90 pts - JD

jeb dunnuck logo 250"The same blend as the traditional cuvée (70% Grenache, 20% Syrah, and 10% Mourvèdre), the 2017 Châteauneuf Du Pape Vieux Terron spent 16 months in 90% concrete tanks, with 10% in older barrels. Deep purple-colored, it offers more blackcurrants, ground pepper, earthy minerality, and chocolate as well as medium to full body, a ripe, voluptuous texture, and plenty of ripe tannins. It's another deep, rich, powerful 2017 that will drink well for 10-15 years."
- Jeb Dunnuck (August 16th 2019), 90 pts

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2016 Alain Jaume Chateauneuf du Pape Vieux Terron - 93 pts - WE

2016 Alain Jaume Chateauneuf du Pape Vieux Terron - 93 pts - WE

wine enthusiast 93 pts"While crisp blackberry and plum aromas are demure on the nose of this wine, they intensify and ripen on the palate. It's a bold, brawny, wine with densely concentrated, juicy black-fruit flavors. Approachably fruity, it's lifted by a crisp mineral finish and fine, feathery tannins. Drink now–2026. - Anna Lee C. IIJIMA"
- Wine Enthusiast (July 2019), 93 pts

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2016 Alain Jaume Chateauneuf du Pape Vieux Terron - 93 pts - WA

2016 Alain Jaume Chateauneuf du Pape Vieux Terron - 93 pts - WA

wa93"Made from purchased fruit, the 2016 Chateauneuf du Pape Vieux Terron is a dense, rich wine. Full-bodied and dusty, it's loaded with black cherries and plums but also savory notes of tapenade. Like most 2016s, it's super ripe, but it is balanced and doesn't show any heat or over-extraction, just a long, lingering and intense finish. Tasted twice, with consistent notes. - Joe Czerwinski"
- Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate (Issue 238, August 31st 2018), 93 pts

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2016 Alain Jaume Chateauneuf du Pape Vieux Terron - 90-92 pts - JD

2016 Alain Jaume Chateauneuf du Pape Vieux Terron - 90-92 pts - JD

jeb dunnuck logo 250"Bottled under the estate's negociant label, the 2016 Châteauneuf-du-Pape’s deep ruby color is followed by a plump, fruit forward, textured beauty that fills the mouth with ripe red and black fruits, spice and garrigue. I suspect it's going to be a terrific value."
- Jeb Dunnuck (October 2017), 90-92 pts

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2016 Alain Jaume Chateauneuf du Pape Vieux Terron - 90 pts - VINOUS

2016 Alain Jaume Chateauneuf du Pape Vieux Terron - 90 pts - VINOUS

vinous logo"Deep ruby. Deep-pitched cherry and black raspberry aromas, along with licorice and mocha qualities and an energizing jolt of cracked pepper. Lush and open-knit, offering broad dark berry flavors, a hint of succulent herbs and building spiciness. Generous, in the style of the vintage, delivering solid finishing punch and sneaky tannins that add shape and gentle grip. - Josh Raynolds"
- Antonio Galloni's Vinous (July 2018), 90 pts

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2015 Alain Jaume Chateauneuf du Pape Vieux Terron - 92 pts - WE

2015 Alain Jaume Chateauneuf du Pape Vieux Terron - 92 pts - WE

wine enthusiast 92 pts"Ripe but restrained black-plum and mulberry notes are accented by a whiff of violet perfume in this wine. It's full bodied and juicy, with enticing hints of mushroom and forest floor that lend complexity to the midpalate. The finish is elegant, velvety and firm. It should improve now through 2025. - ANNA LEE C. IIJIMA"
- Wine Enthusiast Magazine (December 1st 2018), 92 pts

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2014 Alain Jaume Chateauneuf du Pape Vieux Terron - 89 pts - WA

2014 Alain Jaume Chateauneuf du Pape Vieux Terron - 89 pts - WA

wa89"The 2014 Châteauneuf du Pape Vieux Terron is a classic, medium-bodied and balanced red that has plenty of black cherry and blackberry fruit to go with classic garrigue, damp earth and spice aromas and flavors. It has the polish and purity that’s the hallmark of the estate and should drink well for 6-7 years. - Jeb Dunnuck"
- Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate (Issue 227, October 28th 2016), 89 pts

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2012 Alain Jaume Chateauneuf du Pape Vieux Terron - 89 pts - WA

2012 Alain Jaume Chateauneuf du Pape Vieux Terron - 89 pts - WA

wa89"A solid value that's borderline outstanding, the 2012 Châteauneuf du Pape Vieux Terron has a classic feel in its pretty red fruits, licorice, garrigue and leather-driven aromatics. This is followed by a medium-bodied, rounded and forward effort that doesn't skimp on fruit or texture. It's a textbook 2012 that will drink nicely through 2022. - Jeb Dunnuck"
- Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate (Issue 215, October 2014), 89 pts

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Producer Information: Alain Jaume ( Grand Veneur )

In the 14th century, during their stay in Avignon, the popes built a papal castle in Châteauneuf-du-Pape. Impressed by the area’s exceptional terroir surrounding the castle, Pope Jean XXII planted the ...
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