This wine is a blend of: Grenache noir, Syrah, Cinsault and mourvèdre (typical for wines from this area). Grapes are grown on various type of soils, but it mostly limestone terraces with sand and red clay. This wine is generous in fruit with a smooth mouth feel. It boasts raspberry, blackcurrant, blackberry with touches of licorice and pepper. Best enjoyed served 17 degrees.
“The 2016 Cotes du Rhone Reserve Grand Veneur looks to be very good. Tasted as a tank sample, it seems tight and constrained, corseted by acidity into tight-fitting bright cherry flavors. It should relax somewhat over the next few months, allowing the fruit and garrigue notes to properly blossom on the palate."
- The Wine Advocate #233 87-89 points