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Domaine de la Janasse Châteauneuf-du-Pape 2009

Winemaker's Notes:

"...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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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

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

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Snooth User: MrRiesling
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4.50 5
12/11/2011

Four and a half glasses


Snooth User: Eric Guido
92549181,714
4.00 5
Vintage: 2006 01/01/2010

A dark, almost black color in the glass. The nose is intense showing dark blackberry fruit with beef broth, plum sauce, savory herbs, mint. The palate is rich, full and intense with pumpkin pie spice, blackberries, raisin, tar and black licorice. The finish is beautifully long and full of ripe cherry fruit. This was my wine of the night.


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

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Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
Vintage: 2012 01/13/2015

Fleshy plum, fig and blackberry compote flavors race along, enlivened with licorice snap and singed alder notes. Fruit-driven, with good energy and a piercing hint of graphite on the finish to stay honest. The inviting profile will win this some fans. Drink now through 2025.


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Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
Vintage: 2012 01/13/2015

The 2012 Châteauneuf du Pape (70% Grenache and 15% each of Syrah and Mourvedre) is beautiful, with medium to full-bodied richness, lots of sweet black raspberry fruit, graphite, bouquet garni and licorice aromatics, and sweet, building tannin that comes through on the finish. It shows the purity and balance of the vintage, and will dish out loads of pleasure over the coming decade or more.


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Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
Vintage: 2012 06/25/2014

Opaque ruby. Highly perfumed scents of fresh blueberry, potpourri and woodsmoke, with a suave floral quality emerging with air. Sweet dark berry and spicecake flavors gain weight with air, picking up a sexy floral pastille nuance and a touch of allspice. Impressively fresh and energetic, with a lingering note of dark berry preserves on the supple, gently tannic finish.


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Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
Vintage: 2012 06/25/2014

Looking pretty close to the 2009 and 2010 in terms of quality, the 2012 Chateauneuf du Pape has slightly less Grenache than prior vintages, with 15% Mourvedre, 8% Syrah and the rest Grenache. Violets, underbrush, sweet black raspberry and cassis all flow from this medium to full-bodied, pure and elegantly styled effort. Showing plenty of fruit, good acidity and terrific purity, it should evolve gracefully for 12–15 years. Drink 2015–2027.


External Review
Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
Vintage: 2010 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: Prestige Wine & Spirits
Vintage: 2010 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: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
Vintage: 2010 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


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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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