2010 Grand Veneur Origines Chateauneuf Du Pape
black currant, blackberry, dust, leather, currant, blueberry, strawberry, violet, oak, smoke, toast and vanilla
vanilla, toast, smoke, tobacco, dark fruit, red fruit, spice box, cedar, thyme, clove, cinnamon, black pepper and mint
"In conversion to organic. 55% Grenache, 15% Syrah, 30% Mourvedre. 45% spends 16 months in barrique, 55% spends 16 months in concrete. Notably deep crimson Very spicy brooding nose. Sweet, mulberry start and then freshness and very clean tannins on the finish. A very ambitious wine. Dramatic. Drink from 2018 to 2032. (JR)" - (12/11) 17.5 out of 20 Points, Jancis Robinson's Purple Pages.
"Deep and brilliant, purple-red colour. An exciting nose with aromas of black fruit (blackcurrant, cherry) spices and vanilla. This great aromatic complexity is found on the palate : the spices and ripe fruit appear with an elegant woodiness and harmonious tannins. The finish has good aromatic length and introduces a touch of liquorice and pepper. A terrific Chateauneuf du Pape with great concentration and finesse." - Winery
Winemaking and Aging:
"Harvest is sorted by hand, destemmed and crushed. Fermentation temperature is controlled at 30 degrees C. Vatting period of 18 to 20 days. Matured in vats (grenache) and in oak casks (syrah and mourvedre)." - Winery