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Domaine de la Janasse Châteauneuf-du-Pape 2009

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"...75-80% Grenache and the rest Syrah and Mourvedre, but Sabon is increasing the Cinsault in the final blend. Aged completely in wood foudres and the triangular wood cuves called tronconique, it is a dense ruby/purple-colored, full-bodied, powerful wine revealing sweet notes of kirsch, black currants, smoked herbs, underbrush and barbecue spices. A thick, rich, full-bodied, pure, long Chateauneuf with abundant tannin that is largely disguised by the concentration of fruit, it should drink well for 10-12+ years...91-93" WA 10/10

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Aimé SABON comes back from his military duty in 1967 and takes over his father's vineyards (who was bringing his grapes into cooperative cave) and father-in-law's vineyards (who was selling the wine). He builds his cave in 1973 and thus creates the domain of La Janasse, from the name of family camp located in Courthezon. His ambition will be to enlarge the domain by acquiring new vineyards of ... Read more
Aimé SABON comes back from his military duty in 1967 and takes over his father's vineyards (who was bringing his grapes into cooperative cave) and father-in-law's vineyards (who was selling the wine). He builds his cave in 1973 and thus creates the domain of La Janasse, from the name of family camp located in Courthezon. His ambition will be to enlarge the domain by acquiring new vineyards of different varieties, going from 15 ha to 55 ha nowadays. In 1991, after a BTA in winemaking and oenology at Beaune and a BTS in marketing at Macon, Christophe joins his father who leaves him the responsability of the cave. He will create the different vintages and develop the marketing of the domain. Isabelle, the sister of Christophe and also oenologist, joins the team in 2001. Nowadays, all SABON family members work together on the domain : * Aimé SABON : vineyards * Hélène SABON : accountancy - administrative * Isabelle SABON : marketing - vinification * Christophe SABON : vineyards - vinification - marketing Read less

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12/11/2011

Four and a half glasses


External Reviews for Domaine de la Janasse Châteauneuf-du-Pape

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Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
09/24/2011

One of my favorite wines, the single vineyard 2009 Domaine de la Janasse Châteauneuf-du-Pape Cuvée Chaupin comes from a cooler terroir in the northeastern part of the appellation. Offering kirsch and framboise aromas intermixed with black olive, spic... Rhone Report, The. A Grenache wine from Rhone in France. 2009 Domaine de la Janasse Chateauneuf du Pape Cuvee Chaupin 1500ml


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Source: Luxurious Drinks
09/26/2013

Red wine - 2009 - Domaine De La Janasse Chateauneuf-du-Pape V.V. - France - Region: Rh


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
11/02/2011

Deep ruby. Sexy aromas of tangy red berries, Asian spices, cocoa powder and incense. Then silky and sweet in the mouth, offering pure raspberry and strawberry flavors and a sexy note of candied flowers. Gains weight with air and finishes with excelle... Stephen Tanzers IWC. A Grenache wine from Rhone in France. 2009 Domaine de la Janasse Chateauneuf du Pape Cuvee Chaupin 1500ml


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
09/24/2011

One serious bottle of wine, the 2009 Domaine de la Janasse Châteauneuf-du-Pape looks to be a rock star, offering amazing aromatics, gorgeous fruit and a powerful, focused character. This medium to full bodied beauty possess a silky, full texture, not... Rhone Report, The. A Proprietary Blend wine from Rhone in France. 2009 Domaine de la Janasse Chateauneuf du Pape 750ml


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
10/06/2011

The 2009 Chateauneuf du Pape is a classic blend of 75-80% Grenache and the rest Syrah and Mourvedre, but Sabon is increasing the Cinsault in the final blend. Aged completely in wood foudres and the triangular wood cuves called tronconique, it is a de... Robert Parkers Wine Advocate. A Proprietary Blend wine from Rhone in France. 2009 Domaine de la Janasse Chateauneuf du Pape 750ml


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Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
08/17/2011

85% grenache, 10% mourvedre, and 5% syrah. Restrained and backward, the nose exhibits a hint of tobacco and ash but, overall, this is not a showy wine. The closed aromas are reflected in a compact flavor profile that is restrained and undeveloped. Th... Chuck Hayward. A Proprietary Blend wine from Rhone in France. 2009 Janasse, Domaine de la Chateauneuf du Pape Vieilles Vignes 750ml


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Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
11/02/2011

Deep ruby. Perfumed aromas of cherry, dark berries, lavender and minerals. Fairly weighty on the palate but spicy acidity and firm minerality add verve to its sweet black and blue fruit flavors. Stains the palate and finishes with very good clarity a... Stephen Tanzers IWC. A Proprietary Blend wine from Rhone in France. 2009 Domaine de la Janasse Chateauneuf du Pape 750ml


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The elevation showed flavors of cherries, raspberries and black olives while keeping the soil's character of smoothness and melted tannins. An elegant and powerful grenache!

"...75-80% Grenache and the rest Syrah and Mourvedre, but Sabon is increasing the Cinsault in the final blend. Aged completely in wood foudres and the triangular wood cuves called tronconique, it is a dense ruby/purple-colored, full-bodied, powerful wine revealing sweet notes of kirsch, black currants, smoked herbs, underbrush and barbecue spices. A thick, rich, full-bodied, pure, long Chateauneuf with abundant tannin that is largely disguised by the concentration of fruit, it should drink well for 10-12+ years...91-93" WA 10/10

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