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2008 Domaine Grand Veneur Chateauneuf-du-Pape Blanc La Fontaine
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87 Points | International Wine Cellar , January 2010

($70; 100% roussanne) Bright gold. Leesy peach, marzipan and vanilla aromas show a distinctly oily oak character. Sweet and lush following the precise regular bottling, with the spicy vanillin oak element leavened by a touch of lemon zest. In a rather fat style that some might find oppressive. I would serve this rather exotic wine with the richest, most buttery seafood and poultry dishes, or with the strongest, funkiest cheeses. (Kysela Pere et Fils, Winchester VA

92 Points | Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate

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About Chateauneuf du Pape

The Rhone's Chateauneuf du Pape has been one of the hottest categories of the new millennium in the American market, thanks in equal part to the nearly candied ripeness and full-bodied, chewy texture of these wines and to an unprecedented string of four consecutive very good to outstanding vintages between 1998 and 2001.
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