From the very good 2011 vintage and scoring 90/100 Parker points, "Looking at the 2011s, all of which are certainly solid in the vintage, the forward, up-front and nicely textured Grand Veneur 2011 Chateauneuf du Pape delivers loads of black raspberry, toast, licorice and spice-box to go with a medium-bodied, supple and polished feel on the palate. Theres not a whole lot of back-end depth here, and it should be consumed early in its life, but its perfectly balanced, has loads of character and is hard to resist. While delicious now, it should hit prime time in another 2-3 years and evolve gracefully through 2021." Drink now - 2021.
This vintage wine is shipped in a deluxe silk lined wooden presentation box with four wine accessories (corkscrew, wine pourer, drip stopper & wine thermometer) [worth £17.99] at no extra cost and now includes a free gift card with your personal message and tasting and storage notes.
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Chateauneuf du Pape (The new house of the Pope) takes it’s name from when seven successive popes resided in Avignon rather than the Vatican from 1309 until 1377. The wines of the Southern Rhone are all blends of grapes with the most popular being Grenache, Mouvedre and Syrah with the following other varieties also being blended: Cinsault, Counoise, Clairette, Grenache Blanc, Muscadin, Picpoul Gri, Picpoul Noir, Picardin, Rousanne, Teret Noir and Vaccarese. The wines are typically 14% proof and exhibit strong fruit characteristics with earthy and oak flavours. the temperatures in the South of France are extremely hot in the summer and the Mistral wind which comes up the Rhone river helps keep the temperature down. The Southern Rhone provides for ideal wine making conditions and the best makers make wines that have great cellar ageing potential.
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