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2009 Grand Veneur, Domaine Chateauneuf du Pape Vieilles Vignes

  • Proprietary Blend
  • 750ML
  • RR97
  • WA96
  • ST93
  • WS91

Reviews

RR97
Rhone Report, The - Rhone Report, The, September 2011
Even more dense and concentrated than the '09 Les Origines is the profound 2009 Domaine Grand Veneur Châteauneuf-du-Pape Vieilles Vignes. A blend of 50% Grenache, 40% Mourvèdre, and 10% Syrah that's aged... Even more dense and concentrated than the '09 Les Origines is the profound 2009 Domaine Grand Veneur Châteauneuf-du-Pape Vieilles Vignes. A blend of 50% Grenache, 40% Mourvèdre, and 10% Syrah that's aged for 18 months in new oak, it's very powerful and concentrated, showing absolutely brilliant aromas of crème de cassis, blackberry, crushed flowers, graphite, dark chocolate, and licorice on the nose. Decadent and yet still complex aromatically, the wine is full-bodied and possibly the most concentrated wine in the vintage, showing full body, a thick, yet firm, focused texture, perfect balance, and masses of very fine, silky tannin. There's no doubt a modern profile here, but I think it still shows solid southern Rhône flair and character. Bottles should be given 4-6 years of bottle age, at which point it should drink well for 20+ years. This bottle had been opened for two days, so if drinking anytime soon, open the day before and double decant.
WA96
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, October 2011
The most limited cuvee (350 cases) is the 2009 Chateauneuf du Pape Vieilles Vignes (a blend of 50% Grenache, 40% Mourvedre and 10% Syrah from 50-100 year old vines located in the northern sector of the appellation). Its... The most limited cuvee (350 cases) is the 2009 Chateauneuf du Pape Vieilles Vignes (a blend of 50% Grenache, 40% Mourvedre and 10% Syrah from 50-100 year old vines located in the northern sector of the appellation). Its opaque purple color is accompanied by a gorgeous perfume of graphite, truffles, damp earth, cassis, kirsch, licorice and spice box. Despite the fact that it sees a lot of new oak, it reveals no evidence of wood. The fruit dominates in this quintessential, classic, full-bodied, powerful, massive as well as surprisingly pure and elegant Chateauneuf du Pape. Unlike most examples, the precociousness and suppleness of the 2009 vintage have given this wine a more forward appeal, although it still needs 2-3 years of cellaring. Drink it over the following 25-30 years.
ST93
Stephen Tanzer's IWC - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, January 2012
Opaque purple. Black and blue fruits on the nose, with vanilla, anise and violet notes adding complexity. Lush, palate-staining blackberry and boysenberry flavors show excellent depth and are lifted by a bright, spicy... Opaque purple. Black and blue fruits on the nose, with vanilla, anise and violet notes adding complexity. Lush, palate-staining blackberry and boysenberry flavors show excellent depth and are lifted by a bright, spicy quality. Echoes the anise and vanilla notes on the finish, which clings with impressive tenacity. I underestimated this wine last year.
WS91
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, June 2011
Dense, but pure and fresh, offering a core of black currant, raspberry and plum fruit in reserve, with lots of sweet spice, melted licorice and graphite as well. There's a long, polished, violet-filled finish. Drink... Dense, but pure and fresh, offering a core of black currant, raspberry and plum fruit in reserve, with lots of sweet spice, melted licorice and graphite as well. There's a long, polished, violet-filled finish. Drink now through 2020.

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