Tasted blind, 4 wines, 3 varietals. The 3 of us had the same ranking in terms if the wines, this one came in no 1 for all of us. Expressive typical Chard nose of lemon, touch of butter, slight oak but nothing disturbing, nice acidity, tense and saline, mineral, just enough roundness to make it a good balance, excellent and great level for a St-Romain. 90-91
Dégustation à l’aveugle, 4 vins pour 3 cépages afin de trouver le cépage. Tout le monde a eu le même classement sur les 4 vins, No 1 pour les 3 dégustateurs. Un nez typé Chardo, assez expressif, citron, touche boisée, tendu et salin, minéral avec juste assez de rondeur et richesse, quel bel équilibre, très beau niveau. 90-91
— 24 days ago
Lemon citrus notes along with floral and melon. Strong pale yellow and easy drinking. — 11 days ago
Dense and very ripe fruited, so classically Syrah with an abundance of dark plum, blackberry and blackcurrant, violet and freshly ground pepper. The nose it’s gutsy and quite overwhelming - I sniffed this for a long time before taking the first sip. There’s a touch of brett, masquerading as damp earth, but it works.
On the palate the wine continues to be dense and full bodied, with wonderfully pure fruit, ripe tannins and a streak of iron. Exceptional grip. This wine is a Cornas of great quality (and value) and shows how good 2016 can be. — a month ago
Stylish with plenty of Southern Rhône character, the CDR Les Champauvins from Dom. Grand Veneur is drawn from a plot just north of Chateauneuf-du-Pape and neighbouring Beaucastel’s Coudoulet lieu-dit. It features quite generous aromas of plum, hoisin, violet, garigue and vanilla leading to a very spicy and full bodied palate that hides its high ABV (15%) well. This is a good imitation of its AOC superiors and drinks well at four years of age. — 2 days ago