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2010 Grand Veneur, Reserve, Cotes du Rhone


While it is great fun to drink the new wines from the 2009 vintage, selections from 2010 are starting to roll in so we are trying those as well.  From both of these vintages we are finding selections in the $12-$15 that may be drunk now or cellared.  This wine is imported by Kysela Pere et Fils and available for $12 at MacArthurs.  I would recommend buying this as an affordable wine for short-term aging.  I enjoy this type of “research.”

2010 Reserve Grand Veneur, Rouge, Cotes du Rhone
This wine is a blend of 70% Grenache, 20% Syrah, and 10% Cinsault.  Upon first being poured this structured wine asks to be cellared for the short-term  After two hours of air it opens up a bit to reveal hard red fruits, structured, powdery tannins, and an assertive hard acidity flavor.  The lip coating tannins are enjoyable.  There are dark undertones of blue and black berries, dried herbs, giving hints of what is to come.  I would cellar this 2-3 years before trying again. *(*) 2015-2017.

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