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2005 Domaine Grand Veneur Chateauneuf du Pape Les Origines

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April 2, 2023 - $51



96Jeb Dunnuck

Absolutely stunning...starts with wow and includes other descriptors of stunning, wow and aromatics of rich raspberry, graphite, vanilla, spice and licorice. Despite the ripeness, there's not a hit of heat and it has some real depth. The palate is a full bodied powerhouse that is perfectly balanced, concentrated and with a massive midpalate and a seamless texture that carries into a long finish.

95Robert M. Parker Jr. of the vintage’s great successes... ...Dense saturated ruby/purple in color, it offers up a nose of melted licorice, roasted meat, tar, graphite, and oodles of blackberry and sweet cherry fruit. Quite full-bodied, with good acidity..

93Wine Spectator

... lots of currant, fig and cocoa flavors supported by bright mineral and sweet spice notes. The long, lingering finish has a nice latent structure... 2,500 cases made...

92Vinous / IWC

Spicy cherry and cassis on the nose, with exotic herbs and incense adding interest. Lush, creamy and sweet, offering deep dark berry flavors and a spicy licorice quality. Picks up dusty tannins on the long, sweet, gripping finish.


France, Rhône Valley, Southern Rhône, Châteauneuf-du-Pape

Châteauneuf-du-Pape, the appellation, is a large area of nearly 8,000 vineyard acres centered around the picturesque town of Chateauneuf-du-Pape. Located in southeastern France just north of the Avignon hills, the name of the appellation means “new castle of the pope” and it is a reference to the 14th century, when the Popes of Avignon built summer homes in the Southern Rhone Valley. Today the appellation is one of the most renowned in France and its terroir is known for layers of small pebbles, called “galets.” The stones in the soil are thought to help store heat and keep the soil warm, which helps ripen the grapes. The stones also help keep the soil from drying out in hot summer months. In 1923 Châteauneuf-du-Pape was a leader in establishing the idea that AOC wines in France should be made only with specified grapes, and the appellation allowed 13 grape varieties to be used. Since then the rules have been slightly modified to include several more allowable grapes. Red and white wines are produced, though in practice about 97% of all Châteauneuf –du-Papes are reds made with a blend of Grenache Noir, Cinsault, Counoise, Mourvedre, Muscardine, Syrah and Vaccarese. The red wines of this appellation are prized for being big, rich, spicy and full-bodied. White wines of the appellation are made with Grenache Blanc, Clairette, Bourboulenc, Roussanne, Picpoul and Picardin. Whites are floral, fruity and relatively full-bodied.