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2012 Grand Veneur - Chateauneuf Du Pape Vieilles Vignes (750ml)


Quantity in Stock: 3

Wine Advocate: 97 Points

The 2012 Ch?teauneuf du Pape Vieilles Vignes is in the top 2-3 wines in the vintage. Possessing rock-star concentration and depth, full-bodied richness and loads of sweet tannin, it offers layers of ripe blackberry, graphite, licorice and toasted-spice aromas and flavors. One of the more powerful and structured efforts in the vintage, it nevertheless always stays balanced, graceful and light on the palate. Give it 2-3 years and enjoy bottles through 2027.-JD

Vinous: 93 Points

Opaque ruby. Highly perfumed bouquet of ripe dark berries, potpourri and sandalwood, with a mineral note adding vibrancy. Round and seamless on the palate, offering sweet black raspberry and boysenberry flavors and a strong jolt of candied rose. Quite suave and approachable, finising with solid punch, gentle tannins and lingering spiciness.- Josh Raynolds (04/2015)

Wine Spectator: 92 Points

Dense but sleek in feel, with nice drive to the core of black currant, fig and blackberry paste flavors thanks to brambly energy that coils through the finish, picking up Turkish coffee and licorice snap notes along the way. Best from 2018 through 2028. 6,000 cases made, 727 cases imported.?-- JM (10/2016)

  • Variety: Grenache
  • Vintage: 2012
  • Sku: 84316
  • Size: 750ml
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