2019 Domaine Grand Veneur Chateauneuf-du-Pape La Fontaine Blanc
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2019 Domaine Grand Veneur Chateauneuf-du-Pape La Fontaine Blanc

Chateauneuf du Pape, Southern Rhone, FRANCE
$99. 99
$1199.88 Dozen
Cellar: Drink now - 5 Years (2022-2027)
ABV: 14%
Closure: Cork

Made from 100% old vine Roussanne aged in Demi-muids. Bright straw colour with a watery hue. Nosing offers up spicy apricot and peach scents which interact with honeysuckle, baked pear and ginger notes. Rich and textural the palate is flooded with luscious peach, apricot, baked pear and honeysuckle flavours which meld into crème brulee, nougat, toast and ginger spice on the back half. Nicely balanced acidity counterpoints the long, opulent and creamy finish.
Drink over the next 4-5 years.
Alc. 14%

Other Reviews....
A tiny production, the 2019 Châteauneuf Du Pape La Fontaine Blanc is beautifully done and certainly ranks with the top wines of the vintage. Based on 100% Roussanne, it has a smoking bouquet of buttered citrus, caramelized white currants, toasted bread, and a touch of nuttiness to go with a medium to full-bodied, nicely concentrated style on the palate. With bright acidity, good mid-palate depth, and a great finish, this serious Roussanne can be enjoyed now or cellared for 10-15 years, if not longer. Drink 2020-2035.
95 points

Very discrete on the nose at this early stage. Rounded, very generous on the palate, plenty of fat. This is balanced by great driving intensity, citrusy acidity and a seam of salinity. The overall effect is bombastic and flamboyant, but fresh and balanced. The oak use is also generous, but it works with the wine. The alcohol is just a touch on the high side, but it's entirely forgivable in the grand scheme of things. Incredible length. Drinking Window 2021 - 2032.
97 points
Matt Walls - Decanter