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Grand Veneur Chateauneuf-du-Pape Rouge Le Miocene
Alain Jaume ( Grand Veneur )
France - Rhone Valley - Chateauneuf du Pape AOC   

The wine is produced from vineyards located in the northern part of Châteauneuf du Pape and the vines are grown using organic methods. This cuvee will express year after year a great power and aromatic complexity.

An intense dark-ruby color. The nose develops aromas of ripe black fruits (such as blackberry), cherry and spice box. The palate reveals strong yet elegant tannins. The finish is long and luxurious. This is the Chateauneuf du Pape expression, displaying all the characteristics of the terroir.

Specifications
Appellation
Chateauneuf du Pape AOC
Wine Type
Red
Varietal(s)
70% Grenache, 20% Syrah, 10% Mourvedre (2017)
Agricultural Practices
Organic
Certifications
Ecocert
Soil type
Miocene-era marine molasses covered by alpine alluvium
Vinification
Harvest is sorted by hand, destemmed and crushed. Fermentation temperature is controlled at 30°C.
Vatting period of 18 to 20 days. Matured in vats and oak casks.

Reviews and News

2017 Domaine Grand Veneur Chateauneuf du Pape Rouge Le Miocene - 93 PTS - WA

2017 Domaine Grand Veneur Chateauneuf du Pape Rouge Le Miocene - 93 PTS - WA

wa"Another stellar vintage for this cuvée, the 2017 Chateauneuf du Pape Le Miocene is a classic blend of 70% Grenache, 20% Syrah and 10% Mourvèdre from a mix of soil types, aged in older barrels and concrete tanks. It's ripe and plummy, with notes of black cherries and licorice, yet there's also a sense of freshness. Full-bodied and velvety in texture, it's already approachable but has the substance to age through 2030. Tasted twice (once blind), with consistent notes. - Joe Czerwinski"

- Robert Parker's Wine Advocate (Issue 244, August 2019), 93 pts

2017 Domaine Grand Veneur Chateauneuf du Pape Rouge Le Miocene - 91 PTS - JD

2017 Domaine Grand Veneur Chateauneuf du Pape Rouge Le Miocene - 91 PTS - JD

jeb dunnuck logo 250"The traditional cuvée at this great estate is the 2017 Châteauneuf Du Pape Le Miocene, and in 2017 it's a classic blend of 70% Grenache, 20% Syrah, and 10% Mourvèdre, brought up mostly in concrete (there's a small amount in older barrels). It has a wonderful fresh, forward, delicious style as well as notes of black raspberries, garrigue, pepper, and hints of flowers. Pure, medium to full-bodied, upfront and ready to go, it's a beauty geared for drinking over the coming 8-10 years."

- Jeb Dunnuck (August 16th 2019), 91 pts

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2017 Domaine Grand Veneur Chateauneuf du Pape Rouge Le Miocene - 90-92 PTS - JD

2017 Domaine Grand Veneur Chateauneuf du Pape Rouge Le Miocene - 90-92 PTS - JD

jeb dunnuck logo 250"The entry-level Châteauneuf-du-Pape is the 2017 Châteauneuf-du-Pape Le Miocène. A normal mix of 70% Grenache, 20% Syrah and 10% Mourvèdre raised in a combination of older barrels and concrete tanks, it has a fabulous bouquet to blackberries, blueberries, crushed pepper, new leather, and garrigue. It's beautifully concentrated, has remarkable purity, and a stacked mid-palate. It's certainly one of the most successful entry-level CDPs out there.


"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), 90-92 pts

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2016 Domaine Grand Veneur Chateauneuf du Pape Rouge Le Miocene - 93 PTS - WS

2016 Domaine Grand Veneur Chateauneuf du Pape Rouge Le Miocene - 93 PTS - WS

wine spectator 93 pts"Ripe and compact still, with a core of dark currant and plum puree flavors waiting in reserve while sleek graphite, Turkish coffee and ganache notes hold sway for now. There's fresh acidity and nice detail throughout, though, so let this unwind fully in the cellar. Grenache, Syrah and Mourvèdre. Best from 2021 through 2032. 5,500 cases made, 750 cases imported. –JM"

- Wine Spectator (June 2019), 93 pts

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2016 Domaine Grand Veneur Chateauneuf du Pape Rouge Le Miocene - 93 PTS - WE

2016 Domaine Grand Veneur Chateauneuf du Pape Rouge Le Miocene - 93 PTS - WE

wine enthusiast 93 pts"Accents of toast, spice and nut lend nuance to intensely ripe black cherry and preserved strawberry in this opulent wine. It's boldly fruity yet savory, shaded by umami tones of balsamic vinegar, soy sauce and earth. This full-bodied, complex wine is ready now but could improve through 2026 and hold further. - ANNA LEE C. IIJIMA"

- Wine Enthusiast (March 2019), 93 pts

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2016 Domaine Grand Veneur Chateauneuf du Pape Rouge Le Miocene - 93 PTS - WA

2016 Domaine Grand Veneur Chateauneuf du Pape Rouge Le Miocene - 93 PTS - WA

wa93"Floral, garrigue notes mark the nose of the 2016 Chateauneuf du Pape Le Miocene. This full-bodied wine has ripe black cherry fruit, creamy tannins, tremendous power and length but loss of detail or precision. Licorice and almost amaro-like notes linger on the finish. Tasted twice, with consistent notes. - Joe Czerwinski"

- Robert Parker's Wine Advocate (Issue 238, August 31st 2018), 93 pts

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

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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2015 Domaine Grand Veneur Chateauneuf du Pape Rouge Le Miocene - 94 PTS - WA

2015 Domaine Grand Veneur Chateauneuf du Pape Rouge Le Miocene - 94 PTS - WA

wa94"Almost as terrific as the Les Origines, the 2015 Chateauneuf du Pape Le Miocene is a traditional blend of 70% Grenache, 20% Syrah and 10% Mourvèdre, matured in older wood. Dark-skinned fruit, like blueberries and black cherries, form the full-bodied core of the wine, accented by hints of garrigue and dried spices. The texture is rich and creamy, turning softly dusty on the long finish. - Joe Czerwinski"

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

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2015 Domaine Grand Veneur Chateauneuf du Pape Rouge Le Miocene - 91 PTS - JD

2015 Domaine Grand Veneur Chateauneuf du Pape Rouge Le Miocene - 91 PTS - JD

jeb dunnuck logo 250"The base cuvée is the 2015 Châteauneuf-du-Pape Le Miocène, and it's a terrific wine in the vintage as well. Black raspberries, ground pepper, spice and ample garrigue characteristics emerge from this medium to full-bodied, elegant beauty. It too has plenty of fine tannins, an endearing, elegant style, and a great finish. As normal, the blend is 70% Grenache, 20% Syrah and 10% Mourvèdre, brought up mostly in concrete tanks."

- Jeb Dunnuck (October 2017), 91 pts

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2014 Domaine Grand Veneur Chateauneuf du Pape Rouge Le Miocene - 90-92 PTS - VINOUS

2014 Domaine Grand Veneur Chateauneuf du Pape Rouge Le Miocene - 90-92 PTS - VINOUS

vinous logo 250"Dark ruby. Aromas of raspberry, licorice, lavender and white pepper convey a subtle mineral overtone. Sweet and silky in texture, offering juicy red fruit and floral pastille flavors that become spicier with air. A smooth, seamless and fruit-driven Châteauneuf, displaying very good finishing focus and length.- Josh Raynolds"

- Antonio Galloni's Vinous (Châteauneuf-du-Pape Reds: The Flamboyant 2014s and the Structured 2013s, April 2016), 90-92 points

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2014 Domaine Grand Veneur Chateauneuf du Pape Rouge Le Miocene - 90 PTS - WA

2014 Domaine Grand Veneur Chateauneuf du Pape Rouge Le Miocene - 90 PTS - WA

wa90"The 2014 Châteauneuf du Pape Le Miocène (70% Grenache, 20% Syrah and 10% Mourvèdre) is surprisingly ripe and textured, and it’s a 2014 I’d happily buy by the case. Toasted spices, leather, savory red and black fruits, as well as Provençal garrigue all emerge from this medium-bodied, polished, charming effort that’s ideal for drinking over the coming 5-7 years. - Jeb Dunnuck"

- Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate (Issue 227, October 28th 2016), 90 pts

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2013 Domaine Grand Veneur Chateauneuf du Pape Rouge Le Miocene - 92 PTS - WS

2013 Domaine Grand Veneur Chateauneuf du Pape Rouge Le Miocene - 92 PTS - WS

wine spectator 92 pts"Ripe and velvety in feel, with dark plum sauce, blackberry preserves and warm fig flavors coursing through. Features a loamy edge underneath. Smoldering tobacco, dried lavender and baker's chocolate notes add grip on the finish. Best from 2018 through 2028. 6,000 cases made."

- Wine Spectator (October 2016), 92 pts

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2013 Domaine Grand Veneur Chateauneuf du Pape Rouge Le Miocene - 91 PTS - IWRep

2013 Domaine Grand Veneur Chateauneuf du Pape Rouge Le Miocene - 91 PTS - IWRep

"international wine report logoThe 'Le Miocène’ is a fantastic showing, this young wine delivers aromas of plum and black raspberries woven together with minerals, pepper, garrique, spices along with a graphite edge. It possesses a lovely, velvety texture and shows a bit more depth and backend ripeness than the ‘Les Origines’. There looks to be an excellent future for the Le Miocène, but patience will be essential. (Best 2018-2025) - J.D."
- International Wine Report (September 2015), 91 pts

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2013 Domaine Grand Veneur Chateauneuf du Pape Rouge Le Miocene - 90 PTS - W&S

2013 Domaine Grand Veneur Chateauneuf du Pape Rouge Le Miocene - 90 PTS - W&S

wine and spirits logo 250"Grown in the cooler northern end of Châteauneuf-du-Pqpe, this wine manages to feel blue-fruited and cool at the same time. The fine rasp of the tannic structure gives it shape and gravitas, a steadfast feel that suggests this will age well over the next five years."

- Wine & Spirits Magazine (February 2017) 90 pts + Year's Best Rhone

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2013 Domaine Grand Veneur Chateauneuf du Pape Rouge Le Miocene - 90 PTS - VINOUS

2013 Domaine Grand Veneur Chateauneuf du Pape Rouge Le Miocene - 90 PTS - VINOUS

vinous logo 250"Vivid ruby. Energetic aromas of fresh red fruits, candied flowers and smoky minerals and a hint of peppery spices in the background. Juicy, lively and nicely concentrated, offering spicy raspberry and bitter cherry flavors that put on weight and become sweeter with aeration. The long, supple finish features fine-grained, firming tannins.- Josh Raynolds"

- Antonio Galloni's Vinous (Châteauneuf-du-Pape Reds: The Flamboyant 2014s and the Structured 2013s, April 2016), 90 points

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2013 Domaine Grand Veneur Chateauneuf du Pape Rouge - 88-90 pts - WA

2013 Domaine Grand Veneur Chateauneuf du Pape Rouge - 88-90 pts - WA

wa300"Grand Veneur's 2013 Châteauneuf du Pape is a fantastic effort in the vintage, which shouldn't be a surprise to anyone that follows this estate, as they rarely miss a beat. Made form 70% Grenache, 20% Syrah and 10% Mourvedre that was brought up 60% in barrels and 40% in concrete tank, it has pretty, perfumed raspberry, toasted spice, licorice and sappy underbrush aromatics. This is followed by a medium-bodied Châteauneuf that has impressive ripeness in the vintage, solid mid-palate concentration and excellent length on the finish. It should be approachable on release and have upwards of a decade of longevity. - Jeb Dunnuck"
- Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate (Issue 215, October 2014), 88-90 pts

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2012 Grand Veneur Châteauneuf-du-Pape Rouge - 90-92 PTS - WA

2012 Grand Veneur Châteauneuf-du-Pape Rouge - 90-92 PTS - WA

wa300"Starting off the Chateauneufs and a blend of 70% Grenache, 20% Syrah and 10% Mourvedre that spent 14 months in 30% small barrels, the Grand Veneur 2012 Chateauneuf du Pape offers fabulous notes of spring flowers, garrigue, spice-box and sweet blackberry styled fruit characteristics. Medium to full-bodied, with a textured, elegant feel, it has superb purity of fruit, good acidity and a nicely focused finish. Drink it over the coming decade. Drink now-2024. -JD"

Wine Advocate (Issue #209, October 2013), 90-92 pts

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2012 Domaine Grand Veneur Chateauneuf du Pape Rouge - 91 pts - WA

2012 Domaine Grand Veneur Chateauneuf du Pape Rouge - 91 pts - WA

wa91"I was able to taste all of the 2012s multiple times, scoring them the same in all cases. The classic Châteauneuf du Pape has beautiful purity and elegance in its sweet black cherry, black raspberry, licorice and toasted-spice aromas and flavors. Medium to full-bodied, perfectly balanced and ripe, with good acidity and tannin, it can be consumed anytime over the coming decade. - Jeb Dunnuck"
- Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate (Issue 215, October 2014), 91 pts

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2012 Domaine Grand Veneur Chateauneuf du Pape Rouge - 90 PTS - W&S

2012 Domaine Grand Veneur Chateauneuf du Pape Rouge - 90 PTS - W&S

wine and spirits logo 250"This retains a sense of 2012's hot summer in the grapey richness of its fruit, almost thick until the wine begins to relax in the glass. Then it gets interesting: spice, earth and a meatiness that brings lamb fat to mind turn it into a savory pleasure. Velvety in texture, it's ready now for lamb chops."

- Wine & Spirits Magazine (February 2017) 90 pts + Year's Best Rhone

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2012 Domaine Grand Veneur Chateauneuf du Pape Rouge - 90 PTS - IWRep

2012 Domaine Grand Veneur Chateauneuf du Pape Rouge - 90 PTS - IWRep

"international wine report logoThe Grand Veneur is clean and fresh, with bright raspberry and cherry, wet stones, floral pepper and touch of licorice. Medium bodied supported by vibrant nice acidity remaining balanced, focused and nicely structured through the finish. Allow this a bit more time in bottle as it is still showing a youthful edge. (Best 2015-2020)"
- International Wine Report (December 2014), 90 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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