alain jaume, chateauneuf-du-pape, domaine grand veneur la fontaine 2010
ROBERT PARKER'S WINE ADVOCATE
93
STEPHEN TANZER
92

2010 alain jaume, chateauneuf-du-pape, domaine grand veneur la fontaine

Why We're Buying

Alain Jaume was the first estate in Châteauneuf-du-Pape to age different grape varieties in French oak barrels. The innovative spirit shines through in 200 annual cases of Domaine Grand Veneur Blanc La Fontaine, with masterful aging in demi-muids.

Critics Scores

ROBERT PARKER'S WINE ADVOCATE
93

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

One of the top three or four dry whites of the appellation is the full-bodied, fresh 2010 Chateauneuf du Pape Blanc La Fontaine. Made from 100% Roussanne, it offers lots of waxy vanillin notes intermixed with notions of honeyed figs, quince and brioche. It should drink well for 2-3 years. This is one of those rare cases where the 2011 is even better than the 2010.

STEPHEN TANZER
92

Stephen Tanzer

Light gold. Seductive aromas of lemon curd, truffle, anise, smoke and honey, plus a leesy nuance. Rich and spicy in the mouth, with the leesy quality adding depth to sappy citrus and orchard fruit flavors. Shows very good delineation and verve for a rich wine and finishes smooth, spicy and very long.

WINE SPECTATOR
91

Wine Spectator

A ripe, lush style, this showy wine offers a lovely mouthfeel to its creamed melon, brioche, toasted almond and pear notes, all melded nicely together and hanging through the lengthy, rounded finish. Drink now through 2013. 300 cases made."