Domaine Grand Veneur Clos de Sixte Lirac 2010

Rhone Red Blends from Rhone, France

Price: $27.99
Item No. 118480
  • RP92
  • ST90
Style: Big & Bold

Wine Style Guide

Light & Fruity

Red wines that are more fruit-forward and lighter in tannin and body.

Smooth & Supple

Medium bodied reds that go down easy, with smooth tannins and supple fruit.

Earthy & Spicy

Wines where earthy and/or spicy dominate the flavors – typically medium to full body.

Big & Bold

Full bodied wines that have concentrated fruit and are higher in alcohol and/or tannins. Some need age.

Ratings Pedigree:

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

Critical Acclaim

"In addition to these gorgeous Chateauneuf du Papes, Domaine Grand Veneur's 2010 Lirac Clos de Sixte is outstanding. It is a full-bodied, rich, textural wine with abundant blue and black fruits interwoven with garrigue and licorice."
92 Points

"Dark purple. Pungent aromas of cherry pit, anise and smoked meat, with a spicy topnote. Rich and broad but lively, offering sappy dark fruit flavors and subtle smoke and licorice nuances. Closes with very good clarity and bite, leaving a bitter cherry note behind.
Range: 88-90"
90 Points

Learn 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.

Learn About Other Rhône

Other appellations of the Rhône include: in the North – St-Péray, Chateau Grillet; in the South – Lirac, Côtes du Ventoux, Côtes du Tricastin, Rasteau

Learn About Rhone Red Blends

The Rhone region of France has a delightful selection of red varieties. There are 22 grapes allowed in the Rhone AOC, about half of them red. Most of these varieties are used as secondary blending partners, often comprising less than 10% of the blend. The primary red players of Rhone blends are Syrah, Grenache and Mourvedre. Most wines from the Southern Rhone use Grenache as their...

Read More About Rhone Red Blends

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