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Date Printed: 12/20/2014
Domaine Grand Veneur Clos de Sixte Lirac 2010
Domaine Grand Veneur Clos de Sixte Lirac 2010
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The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points
International Wine Cellar rating: 90 points
PRICE ON 12/20/2014: $25.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2011 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
2009 Wine Enthusiast rating: 92 points
2009 The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points
2009 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points

Winemaker's Notes:

An intense red garnet color. On the nose, aromas of red and black ripe fruit (kirsch and wild blackberry) are dominant. The mouth is full, with aromas of blackcurrant liquor and spice. Tannins are both harmonious and elegant thanks to the fleshy of the wine. The end develop hints of licorice and vanilla, which give to the wine length and complexity.

Blend: 50% Grenache, 35% Syrah, 15% Mourvedre

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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.