Jeb Dunnuck 90
"The 2016 Cotes du Rhone Reserve from Grand Veneur (this bottle is released under the Alain Jaume label) is a beautiful pleasure bent beauty that offers loads of black raspberry and cherry fruits, licorice, garrigue, and loamy soils characteristics. It’s medium to full-bodied, has beautiful fruit, sweet tannin, and no hard edges. It’s a perfect introduction into the quality of the wines from the Jaume family and ideal for drinking over the coming 4-5 years." (July 11th 2018)
Wine Enthusiast 89
"Luscious red-cherry and dried-strawberry flavors are nuanced by a hint of leather and garrigue in this fruity, Grenache-dominant blend. It's full bodied and approachably plump, anchored by crisp acidity and a fresh, moderately long finish."
Domaine Grand Veneur EstateView all from Domaine Grand Veneur Estate
The Domaine was founded by Mathieu Jaume in 1826. Alain Jaume now runs the Domaine with the help of his two sons Sébastien and Christophe. The estate is located in the commune of Orange and consists of 75 hectares. It covers four different appellations: Châteauneuf-du-Pape, Côtes-du-Rhône Villages, Côtes-du-Rhône and Lirac. As of 2012 the estate is certified organic. "Grand Veneur is one of the most brilliant estates in Chateauneuf du Pape as well as the force behind the negociant wines sold under the Alain Jaume label. Virtually everything they produce has merit. I can't say enough about the job Alain Jaume's two sons, Sebastian and Christophe, have done with this estate. The impeccable attention to detail in the vineyards, the meticulous vinification, and the careful bottling benefit every consumer." ~ Robert Parker