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Date Printed: 8/31/2014
Domaine Grand Veneur Chateauneuf-du-Pape Vieilles Vignes 2006
Domaine Grand Veneur Chateauneuf-du-Pape Vieilles Vignes 2006
(search item no. 95575)
The Wine Advocate rating: 98 points
PRICE ON 8/31/2014: $139.00

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2010 The Wine Advocate rating: 100 points
2010 International Wine Cellar rating: 95 points
2010 Wine Spectator rating: 93 points
2009 The Wine Advocate rating: 96 points

Winemaker's Notes:

"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+."
-Robert Parker, Wine Advocate 95-98
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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.