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Domaine de la Janasse Chaupin Châteauneuf-du-Pape 2011

| red | full bodied & tannic |
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Specifications

Grapes
100% grenache
Alcohol %
15.5%
Yield
-
Aging
barrel aged
Viticulture
organic (certified)
Drinkable till
± 2025
Fiche Technique
Video
-
Product code
2020302
63.95
beperkt beschikbaar
Tasting notes

Intense taste of raspberry and berries with a hint of ‘garrigues’. It develops into darker fruit (black currant) and has a peppery note. The oak is well-integrated with the berry fruit. Smooth, structured and very balanced. Definitely a class better than the generic cuvée of Janasse. Vintage 2011 is very pleasant to drink, though less impressive than 2009 or 2010. [November 2015]

Wine producer
With his father and father-in-law's vineyards, Aimé Sabon started this family business in Courthézon (in the hamlet called La Janasse) after his military service in 1967. Before his arrival, the harvest was sold to the cooperative and négociants. The cellar dates back to 1973. After a study Oenology in Beaune and some working experience at Mâcon in 1991, Christophe entered the business and is now responsible for the wine making. His sisters Isabelle and Hélène are also actively involved. The wine arsenal has grown since 1973 from 15 to 90 hectares today. The Sabons match the grapes, soil and micro-climate with great precision. All their efforts lead to incredibility balanced terroir wines. Their reputation is excellent, and unfortunately prices has raised substantially.
Quote & Reviews

John Livingston/drinkrhone.com: “Has an open-fronted raspberry fruit aroma, evokes a red pastille sweetness, is an open book. The palate delivers spiced raspberry-mulberry fruit that is suave, flows along. An agreeable sweep of blackberry fruit comes along on the finish, the tannins inset there. It is all very orderly, a sweet and facile wine. the length is fair, but it drifts a little towards the finish. From 2015. [December 2012]

Jeb Dunnuck/Wine Advocate: “Gorgeous all around, with plenty of similarities to the traditional cuvée, yet slightly richer and fuller, it delivers beautiful mulled red and black fruits, licorice, spice and tinges of stony minerality on the nose. Full-bodied, supple, seamless and elegant, with fine tannin, it makes the most of a difficult vintage and is certainly one of the top 10-12 wines.”

Ratings

John L. Livingston
****
Wine Advocate
95/100
Wine Spectator
92/100