About Domaine de Grand Tinel 2017 Chateauneuf du Pape
The Jeune family is a longstanding and well-known dynasty of Châteauneuf-du-Pape who can trace their ancestors back to the 14th century. The marriage of Christiane Establet with Pierre Elie Jeune in the 1960s united the properties of these two venerable families, establishing Domaine du Grand Tinel.
Grand Tinel’s Châteauneuf-du-Pape comes from two neighboring sectors in this most famous Cru du Rhône, certified organic, and is produced with the help of consultant Philippe Cambie (named 2010 winemaker of the year by Robert Parker). It is a blend of 60% Grenache and 40% Syrah from 70 year-old vines with roots deep in clay limestone soils covered with the famous galets stones.
Wine Enthusiast scored this 94 points saying "A 60-40 blend of Grenache and Syrah, this profoundly ripe, concentrated red packs layers of black cherry and boysenberry fruit into silken, sultry sips. It's juicy and primary but accented by hints of earth, leather and clove, too. Fine-grained, well-integrated tannins make it approachable already, but it's a wine that should improve through 2037."