2007 Domaine Grand Veneur / Alain Jaume & Fils Clos de Sixte Lirac

2007 Domaine Grand Veneur / Alain Jaume & Fils Clos de Sixte Lirac

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Expert Ratings and Reviews

93 Points Wine Advocate, 2009
92 Points Wine Advocate, 2009
90 Points Wine Spectator

Customer Ratings

Based on 168 ratings
Don't think they'll last.

Softer on the palate than I originally expected, the wine was soft and sweet (not sugar-content sweet). If waiting a few years will make this wine taste better, I may have to order some more!

CDP rival

Not surprisingly this is very close in taste and structure to a lot of the 2007 CDPs--except this wine is half the price of equivalent quality in CDP. It drank well all last year (2009), and I;m saving a couple of bottles for next year don't think it'll hold up much longer than that).

Purple deliciousness

This wine has a wonderful, rounded fruit flavor; it is readily accessible and easy drinking. It will not awe your wine friends with its power or tannins, but it should be very pleasant drinking for all concerned.

Nicely balanced and lovely finish

4/10: Opened and let breathe one hour. The dark ruby, medium-bodied wine offered oak, wood chips, and resin on the nose. It had a nice balance of fruit and acid, and the taste delivered notes of red fruit, leather, tar and licorice. Very impressive, long finish made this offering distinctive. The medium body and restrained acids make this wine versatile and food-friendly. Would, of course, go well with red meats, but would also pair nicely with hearty fowl dishes. This wine is not a conversation stopper, but it would certainly enhance a meal and be enjoyed by all.

not quite sure yet

An interesting wine. At first slightly disappointing, in its lack of bang but the subtlety grew on us. I think the tanins need to mellow and even out. This wine improved over time and I think it will be ready starting in a few years. Stay tuned

I was quite disappointed in the first bottle, and didn't have another one for two years- quite a difference. It changed enough to put the bottles in the category of special evening wines

Rich & Complex with a future

This wine had a decent nose after being opened for three hours. It wasn't until after the six hour mark that it truly began to open. The bottle ran out shortly thereafter, but feel that it was still evolving, indicating a aging potential.

just too big

I drank a bottle and was not very impressed despite the 93 rating from Parker. This will be cellared now as it needs to mellow out a bit. I guess it's best to buy what you've been able to taste. I also expect to be traveling more in future, and having wine to sign for could be a problem.

good,not great

over priced

2007 Domaine Grand Veneur / Alain Jaume & Fils Clos de Sixte Lirac

Required more than 2 hours airing. Faux fruit at first that diminishes with air. Good thereafter. Should be less expensive.

Not representative of the vintage

Very disappointing. May show well in several years but not the luscious fruit expected. Thin and more than a bit tannic.

Tasteless

The wine was pretty tasteless, and tannic. Am not a huge fan of gravelly French vins anyway, but the teaser for this was tempting, so I bought. Apparently, the sales teaser was more to generate sales than to keep returning customers. Live & learn.

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