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Grand Veneur Cotes du Rhone Rouge Reserve
Alain Jaume ( Grand Veneur )
France - Rhone Valley - Cotes du Rhone AOC

Purple-tinged garnet color. Aromas of fresh berries (wild raspberry, blackcurrant, blackberry) and spices. The palate is full-flavored, with silky-smooth tannins. The finish offers notes of licorice and pepper. A classic Rhône to drink between 1 and 4 years.

Specifications
Appellation
Cotes du Rhone AOC
Wine Type
Red
Varietal(s)
70% Grenache, 20% Syrah, 10% Cinsault
Agricultural Practices
Organic
Soil type
limestone terrace with sand and red clay
Vinification
traditional winemaking, aging in vats

Reviews and News

2018 Domaine Grand Veneur Cotes du Rhone Rouge Reserve - 88-90 pts - WA

2018 Domaine Grand Veneur Cotes du Rhone Rouge Reserve - 88-90 pts - WA

wa"Tasted as a representative tank sample, the 2018 Cotes du Rhone Réserve Grand Veneur looks to be a solid effort. Subtle garrigue notes accent black cherries in this medium to full-bodied wine that's round and supple on the palate and finishes silky and long. - Joe Czerwinski"
- Robert Parker's Wine Advocate (Issue #245, October 2019), 88-90 pts

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2017 Domaine Grand Veneur Cotes du Rhone Rouge Reserve - 89 pts - JD

2017 Domaine Grand Veneur Cotes du Rhone Rouge Reserve - 89 pts - JD

jeb dunnuck logo 250"Ripe black cherries, peppery garrigue, and earthy notes all emerge from the 2017 Côtes Du Rhône Réserve Grand Veneur (70% Grenache and 30% Syrah). Medium-bodied, with a pure, polished, elegant texture and fine tannins, this is another high-quality wine from this fabulous domaine. Looking for a terrific house red? Give this a try."
- Jeb Dunnuck (August 16th 2019), 89 pts

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2016 Domaine Grand Veneur Cotes du Rhone Rouge Reserve - 91 pts - JD

2016 Domaine Grand Veneur Cotes du Rhone Rouge Reserve - 91 pts - JD

jeb dunnuck logo 250"A blend of 60% Grenache, 35% Syrah, and the rest Cinsault, the 2016 Côtes du Rhône Reserve sports a deep ruby/purple color as well as a sweet nose of garrigue, pepper, and loads of red and black fruits. Medium-bodied, nicely textured, and undeniably delicious, it shows the quality of this great vintage. Drink it over the coming 4-5 years."
- Jeb Dunnuck (March 2019), 91 pts

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2016 Domaine Grand Veneur Cotes du Rhone Rouge Reserve - 89 pts - WE

2016 Domaine Grand Veneur Cotes du Rhone Rouge Reserve - 89 pts - WE

wine enthusiast 89 pts"Luscious red-cherry and dried-strawberry flavors are nuanced by a hint of leather and garrigue in this fruity, Grenache-dominant blend. It's full bodied and approachably plump, anchored by crisp acidity and a fresh, moderately long finish."
- Wine Enthusiast Magazine (September 2018), 89 pts

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2016 Domaine Grand Veneur Cotes du Rhone Rouge Reserve - 87-89 pts - WA

2016 Domaine Grand Veneur Cotes du Rhone Rouge Reserve - 87-89 pts - WA

wa"The 2016 Cotes du Rhone Reserve Grand Veneur looks to be very good. Tasted as a tank sample, it seems tight and constrained, corseted by acidity into tight-fitting bright cherry flavors. It should relax somewhat over the next few months, allowing the fruit and garrigue notes to properly blossom on the palate. - Joe Czerwinski"
- Robert Parker's Wine Advocate (Issue #233, October 2017), 87-89 pts

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2016 Domaine Grand Veneur Cotes du Rhone Rouge - 88 PTS - WA

2016 Domaine Grand Veneur Cotes du Rhone Rouge - 88 PTS - WA

wa88"The 2016 Cotes du Rhone Reserve Grand Veneur features aromas of thyme and bay leaf, plus plenty of boisterous black cherry fruit. It's intense and concentrated for a basic Côtes du Rhône, with some dusty tannins that leave their mark on the long finish. - Joe Czerwinski"
- Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate (Issue #238, August 31st 2018), 88 pts

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2016 Domaine Grand Veneur Cotes du Rhone Rouge - 87-89 PTS - WA

2016 Domaine Grand Veneur Cotes du Rhone Rouge - 87-89 PTS - WA

wa"The 2016 Cotes du Rhone Reserve Grand Veneur looks to be very good. Tasted as a tank sample, it seems tight and constrained, corseted by acidity into tight-fitting bright cherry flavors. It should relax somewhat over the next few months, allowing the fruit and garrigue notes to properly blossom on the palate. - Joe Czerwinski"
- Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate (Issue #233, October 31st 2017), 87-89 pts

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2015 Domaine Grand Veneur Cotes du Rhone Rouge - 87 PTS - WA

2015 Domaine Grand Veneur Cotes du Rhone Rouge - 87 PTS - WA

wa300"The 2015 Cotes du Rhone Reserve is a fruity, forward and juicy effort that has lots of classic Southern Rhone meatiness, peppery herbs, lavender and red and black fruits in its charming, medium-bodied personality. It has excellent purity, is balanced, elegant and best drunk over the coming couple of years. - Jeb Dunnuck"

- Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate (Issue #227, October 28th 2016), 87 pts

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2014 Domaine Grand Veneur Cotes du Rhone Rouge Reserve - 88 pts - WINE VALUE - WA

2014 Domaine Grand Veneur Cotes du Rhone Rouge Reserve - 88 pts - WINE VALUE - WA

wa88"The 2014 Côtes du Rhône Reserve (60% Grenache, 35% Syrah and 5% Cinsault) doesn't see a hint of oak and is all the better for it. Loads of licorice, back olive tapenade, pepper, grilled herbs, kirsch liqueur and black raspberry notes are all present in this expressive, medium-bodied, elegant, slightly lighter than usual, but still flavorful, tasty Côtes du Rhône. Drink it over the next 1-2 years."
- Robert Parker's Wine Advocate (March 2016), 88 pts - Excellent Wine Values for Under $25

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2014 Domaine Grand Veneur Cotes du Rhone Rouge Reserve - 88 PTS - VINOUS

2014 Domaine Grand Veneur Cotes du Rhone Rouge Reserve - 88 PTS - VINOUS

vinous logo 250"Deep ruby. Dark berries, cherry and a hint of licorice on the nose. Blackberry and bitter cherry flavors are enlivened by a peppery nuance and show a slight jamminess. Supple, seamless and warm on the finish, which is given shape by gentle, even tannins. - Josh Raynolds"
- Vinous (June 2016), 88 pts

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2014 Domaine Grand Veneur Cotes du Rhone Rouge Reserve - 87 pts - WE

2014 Domaine Grand Veneur Cotes du Rhone Rouge Reserve - 87 pts - WE

wine enthusiast 87 pts"This wine is superripe and fruit-forward, loaded with black cherry and plum fruit. It might even be a bit warm on the palate, but ends on a supple, silky note. Drink now–2020."
- Wine Enthusiast (May 2016), 87 pts

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2013 Domaine Grand Veneur Cotes du Rhone Rouge Reserve - 87 PTS - WS

2013 Domaine Grand Veneur Cotes du Rhone Rouge Reserve - 87 PTS - WS

"wine spectator 87 ptsPlum and blackberry fruit is lined with singed vanilla and dried anise notes. The gentle finish has subtle length. Drink now. 12,000 cases made. –JM"

- Wine Spectator (October 15th 2015), 87 pts

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2013 Domaine Grand Veneur Cotes du Rhone Rouge Reserve - 87 pts - WA

2013 Domaine Grand Veneur Cotes du Rhone Rouge Reserve - 87 pts - WA

wa300"One of my favorite Côtes du Rhônes that always delivers plenty of character, the 2013 Côtes du Rhône Reserve makes the most of the vintage with its upfront berry fruit, spice and floral aromatic, medium-bodied palate and juicy, yet integrated acidity. A blend of 70% Grenache, 20% Syrah and 10% Cinsault that's raised all in stainless steel, it's not built for the long haul, but will dish out plenty of pleasure over the coming 3-4 years. - Jeb Dunnuck"
- Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate (Issue 215, October 2014), 87 pts

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2012 Domaine Grand Veneur Cotes du Rhone Rouge Reserve - 88 PTS - WE

2012 Domaine Grand Veneur Cotes du Rhone Rouge Reserve - 88 PTS - WE

wine enthusiast 88 pts""
- Wine Enthusiast (February 2015), 88 pts

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2012 Domaine Grand Veneur Cotes du Rhone Rouge Bag-In-Box - Highly Recommended - RWS

2012 Domaine Grand Veneur Cotes du Rhone Rouge Bag-In-Box - Highly Recommended - RWS

rws grand veneur cdr logo 250"​The 2012 Alain Jaume & Fils Grand Veneur Cotes du Rhone Reserve presents with a lovely nose that gets even better with air. Aromas of smoked meat and leather when first poured give way to black cherry and wild berry fruit flavors in short order. Nice touches of spice and lavender are present as well. Tasting this smooth and silky blend reveals classic Cotes du Rhone and offers a combination of taste and complexity that I would be more than happy to drink every day. It ends dry and grippy with more dark fruit and even a bit of graphite minerality. Highly recommended!
- Reserve Wine Snob (October 17th 2014, see article HERE), Highly Recommended

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2012 Domaine Grand Veneur Cotes du Rhone Rouge - 89 PTS - WA

2012 Domaine Grand Veneur Cotes du Rhone Rouge - 89 PTS - WA

Wine Advocate 89 Pts"Along the same lines, yet slightly richer, the Alain Jaume 2012 Cotes du Rhone Reserve gives up more dark fruit, graphite and earthy notes to go with a medium-bodied, rich and beautifully textured feel on the palate. It, too, should dish out plenty of pleasure over the coming couple of years and represents a superb value. Drink now-2017. -JD"

Wine Advocate (Issue #209, October 2013), 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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