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Date Printed: 9/17/2014
Domaine Grand Veneur Chateauneuf-du-Pape Les Origines 2006
Domaine Grand Veneur Chateauneuf-du-Pape Les Origines 2006
(search item no. 95574)
The Wine Advocate rating: 95 points
PRICE ON 9/17/2014: $59.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2010 The Wine Advocate rating: 95 points
2010 International Wine Cellar rating: 93 points
2010 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
2009 The Wine Advocate rating: 95 points
2009 International Wine Cellar rating: 93 points
2009 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
2007 The Wine Advocate rating: 96 points
2005 The Wine Advocate rating: 95 points
2003 The Wine Advocate rating: 95 points
2001 The Wine Advocate rating: 94 points
2000 The Wine Advocate rating: 93 points
1998 The Wine Advocate rating: 93 points

Winemaker's Notes:

"The 2006 Chateauneuf du Pape Les Origines is one of the vintage's most profound wines. Inky purple to the rim, showing some subtle influence of barriques, the wine has an impressive nose of chocolate, smoke, roasted meats, blueberries, and jammy black cherries with some licorice and smoke. The wine is full-bodied, powerful, but has silky tannins and good acidity. This wine should be drinkable upon release and last for 15 or more years."
-Robert Parker, Wine Advocate
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About Domaine Grand Veneur:

In 1320 Pope Jean XXII planted the first vines of Châteauneuf-du-Pape, but it was only in 1360 that the wines of the region first gained fame. Oddly, the wine that gave Châteauneuf-du-Pape its reputation was the Blanc and not the Rouge. The white wine was a favorite of Pope Innocent VI. Domaine Grand Veneur dates back to 1826 having been founded at that time by Mathieu Jaume. Since 1979, Alain Jaume has run the Domaine and now has the help of his two sons: Sébastien and Christophe.