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Janasse, Domaine de la

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Domaine de la Janasse

"One of France’s leading estates, Domaine de la Janasse has become a reference point winery, largely because of the extraordinary efforts of the young Christophe Sabon. Under Sabon’s supervision, Janasse’s Châteauneuf du Papes just keep getting better and better. Moreover, this is also a terrific source for fabulous values from his bevy of vin de pays and Côtes du Rhône selections.
–Robert Parker, The Wine Advocate

Owned and operated by the Sabon family, Domaine de la Janasse was named after the small town just north of Châteauneuf-du-Pape where the family farm was located. Starting with only 37 acres, the family now owns over 200 acres of land devoted to growing both red and white Côtes du Rhône varieties as well as the flagship Châteauneuf red which today has three different expressions: Tradition, Chaupin, and Vieilles Vignes. The domaine is now considered one of the best in its region thanks to thorough research on the soil, exposure, and microclimates of the Sabon’s particular plot that is packed with history.

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2010
4 In Stock
750ml
WA100
WS95
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Tasting Notes

WA100
The 2010 Chateauneuf du Pape Vieilles Vignes, which achieved 16% natural alcohol, possesses an inky/purple color. It is slightly tighter and more restrained than the 2010 Chaupin, but it has enormous volume as well as incredible glycerin, richness and fat. A huge bouquet of pure blackberry and black currant fruit intermixed with charcoal, incense, truffles and spring flowers is followed by a prodigious, full-bodied wine that is capable of 20+ years of evolution. I hope Chateauneuf du Pape enthusiasts can find some of this amazing wine!
WS95
Dark and rich, with lush, fleshy layers of warm fig paste, blueberry coulis, bittersweet ganache and licorice root. A dark undertow of Turkish coffee rumbles through the finish. Shows plenty of muscular grip, and will need considerable cellaring to…

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