Complexity, Elegance and Power! This Domaine will not disappoint all true fans of Chateauneuf du Pape! With a beautiful aroma of chocolate and spices, full body and delicious in the mouth. It's complexity changed over the 2 hours we sat at the dinner table but kept its livelihood and made a few guests go "wow"!
Author Daniel BSite / BlogTrust Rating
Tasted On 08/01/2005Drink Dates 2005
Grand Veneur's standard estate Ch?teauneuf consists of 70% Grenache, 20% Syrah, and 10% Mourv?dre. In 2003, it has a translucent purple red hue with a leaden nose of raspberry pancake syrup and butterscotch with whiffs of white pepper and vanilla. Easy drinking and lush but the wine does not have enough acid to shore up its weight. Tannins are fairly light but they linger for too long and turn rough on the finish. Drink over the short term because this wine?s balance concerns me.