Domaine GRAND VENEUR Chateauneuf du Pape "Vieilles Vignes" 2016
Wine Region: Rhone Valley - France
Grape: 50% Grenache, 40% Mourvedre, 10% Syrah
Tasting notes: It boasts an inky/purple color in addition to a gorgeous perfume of crushed rocks, jammy black fruits, charcoal and graphite. It is easy to appreciate, a sleek and stylish start. The palate holds excellent fruit that runs well and has kick. Its tannins move round freely and a minted finale comes forward. Its dark fruit is tasty, darkens on the finish, where tar and char from its oak enter. It is all very much together, a bundle of harmony, and will gain local attributes as it ages. An outstanding Chateauneuf du Pape which display the best of its terroir.
Expert Rating: Wine Advocate 97/100 | Decanter 95/100 | Vinous 93-95/100 | 100/100 Jeb Dunnuck