Red Wine Value Alert: Cotes du Rhone 91 points from Parker- $13.59Weekly Wine & Spirit Specials
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Anyone one on a budget that loves those lusty Southern French varieties like Syrah, Grenache, Carignan, Cinsault, knows about our Cotes du Rhones section. It’s all about “Apellation Controleé” in France and the big names or Apellations are expensive for example Pauillac in Bordeaux, Pouilly-Fuisse in Burgundy or Chateauneuf du Papes in the Rhone valley. So save a lot of money and get good but less famous wine by going for the Bordeaux labeled “Medoc”, the Burgundy labeled “Macon” or the Rhone valley wine labeled simply “Cotes du Rhone”? After all this little beauty is made by Alain Jaume who has a killer old vines Chateauneuf du papes that can set you back $100/bottle. His more youthful and simpler Cotes du Rhone is cheaper by one order of magnitude and has a top score from Robert Parker, the review is down below. You will have to judge for yourself whether the difference in price is warranted, but that is a discussion for another day. We’ll be pouring this wine Saturday June 30 at the shop, you’ll have to get your own bottle of the Chateauneuf du papes.
Domiane Grand Veneur Cotes du Rhone Reserve
|Review by Robert Parker
“Wine Advocae” issue #195 (Jun 2011) Rating: 91
Drink 2011 – 2016 Cost: $13-$16
|“As for their other values, the 2010 Grand Veneur Cotes du Rhone Reserve (70% Grenache, 20% Syrah and 10% Cinsault) displays loads of ripe flavors. It is very concentrated for a Cotes du Rhone, and is actually an amazing wine. Classic garrigue, black cherry liqueur, lavender, licorice and spice box are all present in this full-bodied, intense, and rich Cotes du Rhone that sells for a song. This is a sensational effort to drink over the next 4-5 years, although it might last even longer. Great bargains continue to emerge from Domaine Grand Veneur as well as from their negociant arm of the business, labeled Alain Jaume.” Robert Parker|