Châteauneuf-du-Pape Rouge "Les Origines" 2012 - Domaine Grand Veneur


This high-end cuvée of Châteauneuf-du-Pape is a very rich and powerful wine with plenty of fruit aromas, enhanced by toast, wood spice and liquorice notes. For amateurs of great Châteauneuf or anyone who wants to taste how rich and delicate a red wine can be when perfectly made! A must.

  

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Producer
Vintage
Appellation
Region
Type
Grapes
Alain Jaume & Fils
2012
AOC Châteauneuf-du-Pape
Rhône Valley
Dry Red wine
45% Grenache
35% Syrah
20% Mourvèdre
 
Drink
Open
Serve
Food
from now to 2030
Decant 2 to 4 hours before serving
16-17°C
Slow cooked red meat, Game, Mature cheese
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 OakFruit Red Wine 
Soil
Vineyard
Vines
Harvest
Alcohol
Ageing
Rounded pebbles on clay 
Organic - Certified
70 years old
Manual
14.5%
50% oak barrels and 50% concrete tanks for 16 months
 SpiceFruit Red Wine
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93/100 "The 2012 Châteauneuf du Pape Les Origines (45% Grenache, 35% Syrah and 20% Mourvedre) is a polished, medium to full-bodied effort that has superb concentration, lots of tannin, and a ripe, textured feel. Showing plenty of black raspberry, toasted spice, creamy licorice and hints of violets, it’s a classic example of this cuvée that will benefit from a year or two in the cellar, and have no problem evolving gracefully through 2027."

  

16.5/20 "Grenache, Mourvèdre, Syrah. Sweet coconut oak. Rich and just slightly tarted up. Lots of assertion and grip. Dry finish."

91/100 "Les Origines contains 30% Syrah and 20% Mourvèdre, both matured in oak casks, so there's always some baking spices and a somewhat open texture. Cinnamon and clove join plum and licorice in this full-bodied, velvety wine. It's powerful and rich, with a long finish. Drink now–2025."

91/100 "Features a solid, fleshy core of steeped plum and blackberry paste flavors, inlaid with anise and graphite details. The brambly spine in well-embedded through the finish. Drink now through 2020." (previous vintage)

 

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Châteauneuf-du-Pape Rouge "Les Origines" 2012 - Domaine Grand Veneur

Châteauneuf-du-Pape Rouge "Les Origines" 2012 - Domaine Grand Veneur

This high-end cuvée of Châteauneuf-du-Pape is a very rich and powerful wine with plenty of fruit aromas, enhanced by toast, wood spice and liquorice notes. For amateurs of great Châteauneuf or anyone who wants to taste how rich and delicate a red wine can be when perfectly made! A must.