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Domaine de la Janasse Châteauneuf-du-Pape 2010

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95 points Rhone Report: Showing brilliantly from tank last year, and not disappointing from bottle this year, the 2010 Domaine de la Janasse Châteauneuf-du-Pape is a stunning bottle of wine! A blend of 80% Grenache and equal parts Syrah and Mourvedre, its opaque purple color is followed by knockout aromas of blackberry liqueur, flower oil, liquid mineral, licorice, and graphite. Not losing a beat on the palate either, with a full-bodied, structured, and edgy feel, as well as brilliant purity of fruit, this serious, age-worthy effort needs a handful of years in the cellar, and has 15-20 years or more of total longevity. While the chase will be on for the Cuvée Chaupin and Vieilles Vignes bottlings, do not overlook this wine! (Sep 2012)

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De la Janasse:
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

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

External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
01/10/2013

The 2010 Chateauneuf du Pape is a more restrained wine, and Christophe Sabon surprised me when he said, andldquo;It has the fruit of 2003 and the acidity levels of 2006.andrdquo; It is a much more reserved wine, with an inky purple color, loads of black fruits, smoke, and earth, very good acidity and moderate tannin. This blend of 75% Grenache, 15% Syrah and the rest Mourvedre displays plenty of tannin, so this wine probably does need 4andndash;5 years of cellaring to shed some of its structure. It should drink well for 15andndash;20 years and will certainly outlive the more precocious 2009.


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
04/13/2012

The 2010 Domaine de la Janasse Châteauneuf-du-Pape, tasted out of foudre, might just eclipse the stunning '07 and '09! Showing gorgeous purity and freshness, with awesome fruit, spice, flowers, licorice, and roasted meat characteristics that are pair... Rhone Report, The. A Proprietary Blend wine from Rhone in France. 2010 Domaine de la Janasse Chateauneuf du Pape 750ml


External Review
Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
12/24/2012

The 2010 Chateauneuf du Pape is the most widely available (nearly 30,000+ bottles produced even in a small vintage such as 2010) of Janassersquo;s Chateauneufs. It exhibits a dense purple color along with a glorious perfume of blackberries, creosote, scorched earth, smoked herbs, cassis and kirsch. Full-bodied with impressive purity, structure and precision, this is a more reserved, backward and structured effort than its 2009 and 2007 counterparts.


External Review
Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
12/24/2012

The 2010 Chateauneuf du Pape is a more restrained wine, and Christophe Sabon surprised me when he said, ldquo;It has the fruit of 2003 and the acidity levels of 2006.rdquo; It is a much more reserved wine, with an inky purple color, loads of black fruits, smoke, and earth, very good acidity and moderate tannin. This blend of 75% Grenache, 15% Syrah and the rest Mourvedre displays plenty of tannin, so this wine probably does need 4ndash;5 years of cellaring to shed some of its structure. It should drink well for 15ndash;20 years and will certainly outlive the more precocious 2009.


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
04/10/2012

A Proprietary Blend wine from Rhone in France. 2010 Domaine de la Janasse Chateauneuf du Pape 750ml


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
06/19/2013

Opaque violet color. Spicy raspberry, licorice, minerals and an exotic whiff of incense on the nose. Supple in texture, with a velvety quality to its red berry preserve, cherry, mineral and rose pastille flavors. Finishes broad, long and seductively sweet, with slow-building tannins and very good clarity.


External Review
Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
03/26/2013

Dark purple. Aromas and flavors of cherry compote, black raspberry and candied flowers. Densely packed but lithe and precise, with gentle tannins sneaking in on the finish. Showing noteworthy richness and power for an entry-level bottling, with the concentration to age slowly.


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95 points Rhone Report: Showing brilliantly from tank last year, and not disappointing from bottle this year, the 2010 Domaine de la Janasse Châteauneuf-du-Pape is a stunning bottle of wine! A blend of 80% Grenache and equal parts Syrah and Mourvedre, its opaque purple color is followed by knockout aromas of blackberry liqueur, flower oil, liquid mineral, licorice, and graphite. Not losing a beat on the palate either, with a full-bodied, structured, and edgy feel, as well as brilliant purity of fruit, this serious, age-worthy effort needs a handful of years in the cellar, and has 15-20 years or more of total longevity. While the chase will be on for the Cuvée Chaupin and Vieilles Vignes bottlings, do not overlook this wine! (Sep 2012)

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