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Domaine de la Janasse Chateauneuf du Pape Cuvee Chaupin Grenache Wine 2012

External Review by JJ Buckley Fine Wines:

Deep ruby. Dark berries incense candied flowers and minerals on the highly perfumed nose. Offers sweet black raspberry and lavender flavors that become spicier with aeration. Fine-grained and sappy with excellent finishing clarity and smooth harmonious tannins adding grip. This sexy Chateauneuf will likely be delicious soon after release but it has the concentration to strongly suggest that patience will be rewarded. Stephen Tanzers IWC.

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Winery: De la Janasse
Color: Red
Varietal: Grenache
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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 Chateauneuf du Pape Cuvee Chaupin Grenache Wine

External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
06/20/2014

Deep ruby. Dark berries incense candied flowers and minerals on the highly perfumed nose. Offers sweet black raspberry and lavender flavors that become spicier with aeration. Fine-grained and sappy with excellent finishing clarity and smooth harmonious tannins adding grip. This sexy Chateauneuf will likely be delicious soon after release but it has the concentration to strongly suggest that patience will be rewarded. Stephen Tanzers IWC.


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
10/31/2014

Also showing the purity and freshness of the vintage the 2012 Chateauneuf du Pape Cuvee Chaupin which was harvested towards the end of September displays classic licorice crushed violets flowers and mineral-tinged black fruits to go with a medium to full-bodied beautifully balanced and lively feel on the palate. Always 100% Grenache that comes from very old vines and sandy soils it is one impressive tank sample. Give it a couple years in the cellar and enjoy bottles over the following decade or longer. Drink 2015-2027. - Jeb Dunnuck Robert Parkers Wine Advocate.


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
06/20/2014

Also showing the purity and freshness of the vintage the 2012 Chateauneuf du Pape Cuvee Chaupin which was harvested towards the end of September displays classic licorice crushed violets flowers and mineral-tinged black fruits to go with a medium to full-bodied beautifully balanced and lively feel on the palate. Always 100% Grenache that comes from very old vines and sandy soils it is one impressive tank sample. Give it a couple years in the cellar and enjoy bottles over the following dec


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
Vintage: 2011 10/31/2014

Bright kirsch bitter cherry and pomegranate notes are lined with hints of shiso leaf and plum pit. Lively acidity holds the finish while this fleshes out steadily in the glass showing darker anise and blackberry notes with subtle minerality. Best from 2014 through 2026.


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
Vintage: 2011 10/31/2014

Dark ruby. Black and blue fruit scents show serious power and excellent focus. Sappy expansive and alluringly sweet offering palate-staining boysenberry and cherry-cola flavors and a touch of spicecake. Floral and mineral notes build on the potent finish which is framed by smooth fully absorbed tannins. Stephen Tanzers IWC.


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
Vintage: 2011 10/31/2014

Coming from a cooler sandy terroir in the northeastern part of the appellation the 2011 Chateauneuf du Pape Cuvee Chaupin (which comes 80% from the Chaupoin lieu-dit and 20% from the La Janasse lieu-dit hence the subtle name change) is 100% Grenache from vines planted in 1912 that




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