Alain Jaume & Fils

Domaine Grand Veneur Les Origines Châteauneuf-du-Pape Red Rhone Blend

9.1212 ratings
9.130 pro ratings
Châteauneuf-du-Pape, Southern Rhône, Rhône, France
Grenache Noir, Mourvedre, Syrah
Lamb, Pasta, Beef, Chili & Hot Spicy, Hard Cheese, Potato, Mushrooms, Salami & Prosciutto, Pork, White Rice, Tomato-Based, Pungent Cheese, Venison, Onion, Shallot, Garlic
Top Notes For
Eric Guido

The 2006 Les Origines is dark and brooding in the glass, slowly opening to reveal notes of plum and fig with hints of black licorice, tobacco and moist ashen earth. It floods the palate with silky textures, ushering in pure black cherry and sweet exotic spice with a mineral twang. The finish is medium in length, with a distinct flavor of cherry pits, yet there’s also a slight hint of heat here. I believe this vintage of Grand Veneur may have already seen its best days

The 2006 Les Origines is dark and brooding in the glass, slowly opening to reveal notes of plum and fig with hints of black licorice, tobacco and moist ashen earth. It floods the palate with silky textures, ushering in pure black cherry and sweet exotic spice with a mineral twang. The finish is medium in length, with a distinct flavor of cherry pits, yet there’s also a slight hint of heat here. I believe this vintage of Grand Veneur may have already seen its best days

Jun 5th, 2020
Cathy Corison

Owner/Winemaker Corison Winery

9.2

Black pepper. Nice Brett. Mineral.

Black pepper. Nice Brett. Mineral.

May 29th, 2020
Kai Wright

This is peak drinking. Prune, dried cherry, ripe blueberry juice baked in sweet spice, lavender, licorice... Intensely flavored, full body, soft tannins, nice long finish of all those sticky dried fruits. I love this wine.

This is peak drinking. Prune, dried cherry, ripe blueberry juice baked in sweet spice, lavender, licorice... Intensely flavored, full body, soft tannins, nice long finish of all those sticky dried fruits. I love this wine.

Jan 20th, 2020
Julia van der Vink

Production Forlorn Hope Winery

8.6

Julia had this 5 years ago

Julia had this 5 years ago

1 person found it helpfulDec 25th, 2015
Danny Schwartz

Danny had this 6 years ago

Danny had this 6 years ago

1 person found it helpfulAug 19th, 2014
Bryan Manning

94-96 pt wine. 'Spensive and classy.

94-96 pt wine. 'Spensive and classy.

1 person found it helpfulOct 3rd, 2013
Donald Patz

Owner/Winemaker Patz & Hall

8.8

Really delicious CdP.

Really delicious CdP.

1 person found it helpfulAug 18th, 2013
Mike Coffey

Independent Wine Consultant & Sommelier

9.2

Never had a Chateauneuf I didn't like but, this is a good one.

Never had a Chateauneuf I didn't like but, this is a good one.

Jun 17th, 2017
Matt Trader

It was a little tight, and young, but after proper decanting time, it was fantastic. "Lean mean machine" is its knick name. Green pepper, fresh flowers, and black plum skins on the nose, and a lush, firm tannin pallet of ripe black cherries, blackberry, rosemary, black peppercorn, and a spiced finish that was very lingering. This is one I'd age for several more years, however I opened it now to understand why Advocate gave this a 94 point rating. I fully agree that this is going to be a spectacular year aside some of the 2009 beauties, and I cannot wait to open one of these in 5-10 years to catch up. Went harmoniously with slow roasted leg of lamb and roasted veggies!

It was a little tight, and young, but after proper decanting time, it was fantastic. "Lean mean machine" is its knick name. Green pepper, fresh flowers, and black plum skins on the nose, and a lush, firm tannin pallet of ripe black cherries, blackberry, rosemary, black peppercorn, and a spiced finish that was very lingering. This is one I'd age for several more years, however I opened it now to understand why Advocate gave this a 94 point rating. I fully agree that this is going to be a spectacular year aside some of the 2009 beauties, and I cannot wait to open one of these in 5-10 years to catch up. Went harmoniously with slow roasted leg of lamb and roasted veggies!

Feb 26th, 2017
Drew Summers

Sales Northampton Wines

9.2

I'm sorry for blowing up your Delectable feed tonight...

I'm sorry for blowing up your Delectable feed tonight...

Mar 24th, 2016