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2019 Domaine Grand Veneur Chateauneuf-du-Pape Les Origines
A modern styled blend of 50% Grenache, 30% Mourvèdre and 20% Syrah matured in 50% new French oak for 16 months . Dense inky black in colour with a deep black dark red hue. Potent aromatics of black raspberry, liquorice and black cherry waft through the nostrils followed by herbs du Provence, scorched earth and subtle spicy leather notes. Rich and lusty, the palate is swamped with opulent black cherry, black raspberry and liquorice fruits which overlay a back drop of scorched earth, dried herbs and peppered meats. Terrific power and concentration. A sturdy tannin structure leads into a long, ripe and chewy conclusion.
Drink over the next 5-6 years.
Domaine Grand Veneur's holdings are concentrated in the northern sector of Chateauneuf du Pape and just outside of it, in the lieu-dit of Champauvins.
The 2019 Chateauneuf du Pape les Origines is rich and intense, a full-bodied, velvety wine with wow-level concentration. Blackberries and plums line the palate, finishing long, with hints of salted licorice. As usual, it's a blend of approximately 50% Grenache, 30% Mourvèdre and 20% Syrah, with the Grenache maturing in tanks and the rest in older barrels. Drink 2023-2035.
Joe Czerwinski – Robert Parker’s The Wine Advocate
The 2019 Châteauneuf Du Pape Les Origines (50% Grenache, 30% Mourvèdre, and 20% Syrah aged in 50% new oak) is similarly deep purple and offers a straight-up stunning bouquet of ripe cassis and blackberry fruits intermixed with chocolate, Asian spices, cured meats, and new leather. A powerful, concentrated, rich 2019, it has a great mid-palate, building yet ripe tannins, no hard edges, and a great finish. The purity of fruit here is top notch, and while it's unquestionably a modern style Châteauneuf, the oak is nicely integrated and I suspect will disappear completely with 5-6 years of bottle age.