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Domaine Grand Veneur Châteauneuf-du-Pape Vieilles Vignes

2006 / 750 ml.

RP95+ST93+ST92

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Where it's produced

Country:
France
Region:
Rhone
District:
Southern Rhone

What's in the Bottle

50% Grenache, 40% Mourvedre, 10% Syrah

Product Details

Type:
Red Wine
Brand:
Domaine Grand Veneur
Size:
750 ml.
Vintage:
2006
Item #:
26512
Case:
12 bottles
Status:
New

Domaine Grand Veneur Chateauneuf-du-Pape Vieilles Vignes  2006 / 750 ml.

Ratings Key:

  • SP Wine Spectator
  • WE Wine Enthusiast
  • VN Vinous
  • RP Robert Parker’s The Wine Advocate
  • ST Stephen Tanzer’s International Wine Cellar
  • OT Other Review Service
  • Gold Premier Gold - Best Value*
  • Plat Premier Platinum - Our Highest Recommendation
  • * as rated by our staff

Published Reviews

95
95–98 pts.: 30th Oct 2007

In 2006 a 100% Grenache cuvee was added to the portfolio, the Vieilles Vignes. The 2006 Vieilles Vignes is as impressive as a 2006 Chateauneuf du Pape can be and looks to be one of the candidates for the wine of the vintage. Given the fact that it is all Grenache, the wine has an absolutely magnificent density and an inky purple color, huge, powerful flavors, and a finish that goes on well past a minute. This is a wine for very patient connoisseurs as it is meant for long-term aging. It is an exquisite expression of Chateauneuf du Pape and Grenache. This tannic, awesomely endowed wine has everything going for it. Anticipated maturity: 2014–2030+.

95
95+ pts.: 31st Oct 2008

The debut vintage of the Chateauneuf du Pape Vieilles Vignes, the 2006 (nearly all Grenache) has totally closed down. It possesses a Chateauneuf du Pape style with a Bordeaux structure. Dense ruby/purple to the rim, it displays a hint of new oak along with sensational levels of kirsch liqueur, licorice, lavender, and loamy soil. Full-bodied and powerful, with high tannin, it is built for the long haul. Anticipated maturity: 2014-2044. This estate, owned by the Jaume family, has been on fire over the last decade. The wines are made in a polished, civilized, modern style, but they do not lack Provencal or Chateauneuf du Pape typicity.

93
93–95 pts. : Jan/Feb 2008

Inky violet. Explosively aromatic nose offers a surreal bouquet of red and dark berry preserves, incense, vanilla bean and mocha. Palate-staining raspberry and boysenberry flavors deliver a wallop of sweetness but are reined in by zesty minerality. Finishes with outstanding cling and thrust — this really refuses to let go of the palate. This new bottling is made from 100% grenache.

92
92 pts.: Jan/Feb 2009

Bright ruby. Alluring aromas of framboise, cherry-vanilla, potpourri and smoky minerals. Completely stains the palate with sweet red and dark berry compote flavors sexed up by candied flowers and vanilla. For a wine with such flavor impact this is shockingly lithe, showing excellent finishing precision and persistence. And it’s awfully seductive right now.