Domaine les Grands Bois

Cuvée Marc Rasteau Grenache Blend

8.941 ratings
8.84 pro ratings
Rasteau, Southern Rhône, Rhône, France
Grenache Blend
Beef, Onion, Pungent Cheese, Hard Cheese, Lamb, Mushrooms, Pasta, Tomato-Based, Salami & Prosciutto, Pork, Venison
Top Notes For
John Lenart

Baked plum, blackberry jam, black pepper, sage, Long finish. Try again in 3 years.

Baked plum, blackberry jam, black pepper, sage, Long finish. Try again in 3 years.

Jan 4th, 2016
Nathan Adams

Consulting Wine/Beverage Director, Snake River Brewing, Persephone, King Sudachi

8.9

Needs time, currently a bit hot...but showing its future beauty with some air.

Needs time, currently a bit hot...but showing its future beauty with some air.

Oct 20th, 2015
Jeff Hasmann

It’s Rhone night. GSM blend - 50/25/25. Concentrated, ripe black fruit, garrigue, and pepper. Awesome village wine. 2017 vintage on Mar 20, 2020

It’s Rhone night. GSM blend - 50/25/25. Concentrated, ripe black fruit, garrigue, and pepper. Awesome village wine. 2017 vintage on Mar 20, 2020

Mar 22nd, 2020
Thad Mogensen

Amazing. Great value. Drinks like a Chateauneuf-du-Pape (which makes sense since the grapes are only 5 miles away). Drinks smoothly, good tannins, excellent finish. I highly recommend this one.

Amazing. Great value. Drinks like a Chateauneuf-du-Pape (which makes sense since the grapes are only 5 miles away). Drinks smoothly, good tannins, excellent finish. I highly recommend this one.

Jul 18th, 2019
Michael Phillips

Not quite ready. Nice dark fruit and somewhat tannic.

Not quite ready. Nice dark fruit and somewhat tannic.

Apr 4th, 2018
Mark Flesher

After cork pop and the weird baked nitrogen infused plum tart note, I almost considered this one a wash. After 45 minutes, this one opens up. Front is an earthy plum and tobacco. The middle is where you start to get a little black Boysenberry note with mushroom. The finish is a little sweeter, no real discernable tannin but acidity was still here. Better with pizza, and some gouda sacrificed its life so that we could keep drinking (it was a little funky by itself).

After cork pop and the weird baked nitrogen infused plum tart note, I almost considered this one a wash. After 45 minutes, this one opens up. Front is an earthy plum and tobacco. The middle is where you start to get a little black Boysenberry note with mushroom. The finish is a little sweeter, no real discernable tannin but acidity was still here. Better with pizza, and some gouda sacrificed its life so that we could keep drinking (it was a little funky by itself).

Apr 6th, 2017
Barny

Zunächst eine übermäßige Fruchtbombe, mit Luft aber schöne Würze und Eleganz einwickelnd, süffig, lecker, aber PLV nicht optimal

Zunächst eine übermäßige Fruchtbombe, mit Luft aber schöne Würze und Eleganz einwickelnd, süffig, lecker, aber PLV nicht optimal

Dec 1st, 2016
Carl Hollifield

Hitting on all cylinders. Thanks for the recommendation back in the day @John Lambrakis

Hitting on all cylinders. Thanks for the recommendation back in the day @John Lambrakis

Oct 30th, 2016
Ryan Guy

Sweet, fresh plums, garrigue, grape candy, laced with limestone minerality. Soft, fresh, dark berries on the mouth feel. Nice acidity. Finishes cool, with dry tannins. A big, bold rhone red.

Sweet, fresh plums, garrigue, grape candy, laced with limestone minerality. Soft, fresh, dark berries on the mouth feel. Nice acidity. Finishes cool, with dry tannins. A big, bold rhone red.

Mar 30th, 2016
Narun P

Nose of ripe plum, and licorice with some oaky characters of chocolate and spice. On the palate, detected a lot of candied fruits - bucket load of dark cherries, currants, blackberries. Almost jammy, fruitcake. Smooth tannin. Lush and ripe on the finish. A hint of alcohol heat on the back of the throat. Reminiscence of the New World style.

Nose of ripe plum, and licorice with some oaky characters of chocolate and spice. On the palate, detected a lot of candied fruits - bucket load of dark cherries, currants, blackberries. Almost jammy, fruitcake. Smooth tannin. Lush and ripe on the finish. A hint of alcohol heat on the back of the throat. Reminiscence of the New World style.

Dec 27th, 2015