2019 Domaine Grand Veneur Chateauneuf-du-Pape Vieilles Vignes Magnum (1500ml)
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2019 Domaine Grand Veneur Chateauneuf-du-Pape Vieilles Vignes Magnum (1500ml)

Chateauneuf du Pape, Southern Rhone, FRANCE
$399. 00
$4788.00 Dozen
Cellar: Drink now - 8 Years (2022-2030)
ABV: 15%
Closure: Cork

Impenetrable inky black colour with a deep dark red black hue. Heady black cherry, liquorice and black raspberry aromas soar from the glass complexed by provincial herb, graphite, scorched earth, leather and pepper notes along the way. Extravagantly rich and dense the palate is a super concentrate of black cherry, liquorice and black raspberry fruits which are framed by a robust yet velvety tannin structure. Lurking beneath the absurd levels of richness are scorched earth, dried herbs, new leather and pepper. Ripe and grippy in its mouthfeel it finishes expansive and power packed. Magnificent stuff!
Drink over the next 6-8 years.
Alc. 15%

Other Reviews....
The 2019 Châteauneuf Du Pape Vieilles Vignes is based on 45% each of Grenache and Mourvèdre, with the balance Syrah, all destemmed and raised in 55% new French oak. Gorgeous cassis, violet, graphite, fruitcake, and peppery herbs define this brilliant effort, and it's full-bodied, with a pure, seamless texture, wonderful tannins, and one heck of a great finish. This magical 2019 is going to benefit from 4-5 years of bottle age (it's brilliant even today) yet keep for 20 years or more. Châteauneuf du Pape lovers need to have this in their cellar! Drink 2025-2040.
99 points

Always the densest and richest of the cuvées at this benchmark estate, the 2019 Chateauneuf du Pape Vieilles Vignes features scents of cedar and mocha layered against a backdrop of black cherries. This actually is a bit like Black Forest cake—that ripe, rich and dense, with chocolate and vanilla shadings—but remains dry and savory in the end, with velvety tannins and tremendous length. It's approximately 50% Grenache (aged in tank), plus 40% Mourvèdre and 10% Syrah (both aged in new barrels). Drink 2023-2035.
97+ points
Joe Czerwinski – Robert Parker’s The Wine Advocate