2018 Domaine Grand Veneur Chateauneuf du Pape Vieilles Vignes

Proprietary Blend - 1.5L
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JD 96

jebdunnuck.com, October 2020

Up with the crème de la crème of the vintage, the 2018 Châteauneuf Du Pape Vieilles Vignes is a bigger, richer wine than the Les Origines cuvée and has a beautiful core of smoked black fruits, candied violets, peppery...
WA 95

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, May 2022

The 2018 Chateauneuf du Pape Vieilles Vignes is more red-fruited than either the 2019 or 2017, less dense and, therefore, easier to drink. It's still full-bodied, rich and velvety, with ample length and perhaps just a...
VN 94

Vinous, October 2021

Opaque ruby. Expansive, oak-spiced cherry and blackberry scents are complemented by suggestions of candied violet, licorice and mocha. Lush and weighty on the palate, offering ripe red and dark berry flavors and hints of...


Color & Type Red
Varietal Proprietary Blend
Country France
Region Rhone
Sub-region Southern Rhone
Appellation Chateauneuf du Pape
Vintage 2018
Size 1.5L
Percent alcohol 15%

Introducing the exquisite and highly acclaimed 2018 Domaine Grand Veneur Chateauneuf du Pape Vieilles Vignes. This wine is a true testament to the artistry and craftsmanship of the renowned winery in the Southern Rhone region of France.

In the glass, this red beauty showcases a deep and alluring ruby color that hints at the richness and depth within. The nose is an enchanting bouquet of red fruits, dominated by red cherry and blackberry, intertwined with delicate notes of candied violets, licorice, and a touch of mocha. The aromas are further enhanced by the subtle presence of oak, which adds a refined spice element to the wine.

On the palate, this Chateauneuf du Pape Vieilles Vignes is a revelation. It is full-bodied, velvety, and opulent, enveloping the senses with its lush texture and weighty presence. The ripe red and dark berry flavors are beautifully balanced, harmonizing with hints of fruitcake and cola that add complexity and intrigue. The wine displays serious power and intensity, while the well-integrated tannins provide structure and support to the luxurious fruit.

The finish is long and memorable, lingering on the palate with a spicy lift that echoes the cherry and licorice notes. It is a wine of exceptional length and persistence, leaving a lasting impression that lingers in the mind long after the final sip.

Critics have unanimously praised this wine, with Robert Parker's Wine Advocate awarding it an impressive score of 95 points. They describe it as more red-fruited than previous vintages, with a velvety texture and ample length. Jeb Dunnuck, another esteemed critic, rates it even higher with a score of 96 points. He hails it as one of the best wines of the vintage, emphasizing its flawless balance, terrific tannins, and stacked mid-palate. Vinous also joins the chorus of acclaim, awarding it 94 points and highlighting its expansive aromatics, lush palate, and long, gently tannic finish.

The 2018 Domaine Grand Veneur Chateauneuf du Pape Vieilles Vignes is a wine of extraordinary quality and undeniable finesse. It is a true gem that captures the essence of the Rhone region and showcases the mastery of its esteemed producer. This wine is perfect for those seeking a truly memorable and captivating experience.