2018 Domaine Grand Veneur Chateauneuf du Pape Vieilles Vignes
Proprietary Blend - 1.5L
2018 Domaine Grand Veneur Chateauneuf du Pape Vieilles Vignes
  • JD 96
  • WA 94

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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...   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 garrigue, and scorched earth-like aromas and flavors. Playing in the medium to full-bodied end of the spectrum, it’s flawlessly balanced and has terrific tannins, a stacked mid-palate, and a great finish. It certainly shows the more front end-loaded, fleshy, mildly concentrated style of the 2018 vintage, yet the balance is top-notch, and it’s just a thrill to drink today. It should evolve nicely for 10-15 years.  
WA 94
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, October 2020
(94+ points) Cedary and spicy upfront, the 2018 Chateauneuf du Pape Vieilles Vignes is a bit of a letdown compared to my assessment of a prebottling sample last year. It's still an excellent wine—full-bodied, plush and...   (94+ points) Cedary and spicy upfront, the 2018 Chateauneuf du Pape Vieilles Vignes is a bit of a letdown compared to my assessment of a prebottling sample last year. It's still an excellent wine—full-bodied, plush and velvety—but the fact that the oak shows so prominently perhaps indicates a slight weakness in the underlying raspberry and black cherry fruit. It's still an excellent wine, just oakier than I'd prefer. Hold it another year or two and see if the fruit makes a comeback and the oak recedes, then drink this over the next decade or so. - Joe Czerwinski  
Category Description
Color & Type Red
Varietal Proprietary Blend
Country France
Region Rhone
Sub-region Southern Rhone
Vintage 2018
Size 1.5L
Percent alcohol 15%