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2012 Grand Veneur Chateauneuf Du PapeBlend from France

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"Our wine growing skills, together with the unique terroir of our vineyards, represent the precious legacy handed down to us by our ancestors: we recognize that this legacy is ...

  • 91 Jeb Dunnuck - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
  • 90 Josh Raynolds - Vinous Media
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"I was able to taste all of he 2012s multiple times, scoring them the same in all cases. The classic Châteauneuf du Pape has beautiful purity and elegance in its sweet black cherry, black raspberry, licorice and toasted-spice aromas and flavors. Medium to full-bodied, perfectly balanced and ripe, with good acidity and tannin, it can be consumed anytime over the coming decade."

90 Josh Raynolds - Vinous Media

"Deep ruby. Ripe cherry and dark berries on the perfumed nose and in the mouth. Smooth, sweet and open-knit, with a spicy note adding back-end lift and cut. Combines richness and vivacity smoothly, with a smoky note building and carrying through the finish."

Product Description:

"Our wine growing skills, together with the unique terroir of our vineyards, represent the precious legacy handed down to us by our ancestors: we recognize that this legacy is priceless and we are constantly striving to preserve it. In 1320, Pope Jean XXIalain jaume familyI 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 original reputation was the white and not the red. The white wine was a favorite of Pope Innocent VI. "Popes throughout history have liked their juice, and when the papal see moved to Avignon in the 13th century, that juice was Châteauneuf-du-Pape ("the pope's new castle") made from grapes grown nearby in the Southern Rhône. The castle is a ruin now, the papal court long gone back to Rome, but the wines that bear the pope's coat of arms emblazoned on the bottle are still produced more or less according to the long-standing recipe." - Winery

Product Detail

Item # 99007
Country France
Region Rhone
Sub-Region Chateauneuf du Pape
Ratings

91 - Jeb Dunnuck - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

90 - Josh Raynolds - Vinous Media

Vintage 2012
Color Red
ABV 15.0%
Varietal(s) Grenache / Garnacha, Syrah / Shiraz, Mourvedre / Mataro / Monastrell / Garrut
Size 750 mL
Closure Cork
Features Organic and Biodynamic
Taste black currant, blackberry, dust, leather, currant, blueberry, strawberry, blackberry , violet , oak , smoke , toast and vanilla
Nose vanilla, toast, smoke, tobacco, dark fruit, red fruit, spice box, cedar, thyme , clove , cinnamon , black pepper and mint