Another very special one today, highly under-priced. Southern Rhone blend, from an experienced maker. This is a great Grenache based blend that has a ton of cellaring potential (until 2018, I'd say).
The 2009 Veneur is exuberant and expressive on the nose, with fresh ripe raspberry, maraschino cherry, garrigue, cedar and earth, a great introduction to a full-bodied palate that's velvety in texture with silky, fine tannins. More plum and cherry flavors follow, and quite a bit of oak still comes through, with a long sandalwood finish. This wine will satisfy you now, but will be better after 2012. It will continue to improve in the bottle through 2020. Enjoy with venison, braised lamb shank or roast duck.
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