Domaine Grand Veneur Clos de Sixte Lirac 2010
Rhone Red Blends from Rhone, France
An intense red garnet color. On the nose, aromas of red and black ripe fruit (kirsch and wild blackberry) are dominant. The mouth is full, with aromas of blackcurrant liquor and spice. Tannins are both harmonious and elegant thanks to the fleshy of the wine. The end develop hints of licorice and vanilla, which give to the wine length and complexity.
Blend: 50% Grenache, 35% Syrah, 15% Mourvedre
In addition to these gorgeous Chateauneuf du Papes, Domaine Grand Veneur's 2010 Lirac Clos de Sixte is outstanding. It is a full-bodied, rich, textural wine with abundant blue and black fruits interwoven with garrigue and licorice.
Dark purple. Pungent aromas of cherry pit, anise and smoked meat, with a spicy topnote. Rich and broad but lively, offering sappy dark fruit flavors and subtle smoke and licorice nuances. Closes with very good clarity and bite, leaving a bitter cherry note behind.
In 1320 Pope Jean XXII planted the first vines of Châteauneuf-du-Pape, but it was only in 1360 that the wines of the region first gained fame. Oddly, the wine that gave Châteauneuf-du-Pape its reputation was the Blanc and not the Rouge. The white wine was a favorite of Pope Innocent VI. Domaine Grand Veneur dates back to 1826 having been founded at that time by Mathieu Jaume. Since... View More