Domaine Grand Veneur Côtes du Rhône Les Champauvins 2016 - The Grape Tray

Domaine Grand Veneur Côtes du Rhône Les Champauvins 2016

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Domaine Grand Veneur Côtes du Rhône Les Champauvins 2016
$18.95

SKU 672

750ml

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Winemaker Notes :

Intense, brilliant garnet-red in color, this wine reveals lovely fruit, loads of body and a heady bouquet of ground peppers, raspberries cherry liqueur, currants, and spice box. Full-bodied and dense, it tastes more like a “baby Châteauneuf” than a Côtes du Rhône. A complete wine, rich and elegant.

Category Red Wine
Varietals
Region France, Rhone, Cotes du Rhone
Brand Domaine Grand Veneur
Alcohol/vol 15%
  • jd94

Jeb Dunnuck One of the finest vintages of this cuvée to date, the 2016 Côtes du Rhône Les Champauvins (70% Grenache, 20% Syrah, and 10% Mourvèdre) is a brilliant, sexy, medium to full-bodied Côtes du Rhône that offers a spectacular bouquet of garrigue, peppery herbs, pine, and sweet red and black fruits. With beautiful complexity, a layered, seamless texture, notable tannins, and a great finish, it easily competes with any number of more expensive Châteauneuf-du-Papes and Gigondas. It’s great today yet will keep for 7-8 years.

March 2019
  • wa92

Wine AdvocateNow that it's in the bottle, the 2016 Cotes du Rhone les Champauvins is looking as good as I predicted last year. It's a full-bodied, concentrated wine that could mop the floor with many Châteauneufs. Rich black cherry fruit is joined by complex herb and spice notes, a creamy mid-palate and a lingering finish. Worth buying by the case.

Joe Czerwinski, August 31, 2018