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Domaine de la Janasse Merlot Blend Vin de Pays de la Principauté d'Orange Terre de Bussière 2006

Member Review by Toddler:

Garnet color in the glass going to violet on the edge. Ripe black cherry, blackberry and plum aromas on the nose. A juicy rush of ripe dark fruit quickly gives way to ample tannins that linger on the palate. This drinks well on it's own, but really begs for a meal. This wine will greatly benefit from decanting it at least 30 minutes to an hour beforehand (this wine was twice as big and complex an hour after I opened it - definitely worth the wait...)

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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 Merlot Blend Vin de Pays de la Principauté d'Orange Terre de Bussière

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Snooth User: Toddler
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3.50 5
04/24/2009

Garnet color in the glass going to violet on the edge. Ripe black cherry, blackberry and plum aromas on the nose. A juicy rush of ripe dark fruit quickly gives way to ample tannins that linger on the palate. This drinks well on it's own, but really begs for a meal. This wine will greatly benefit from decanting it at least 30 minutes to an hour beforehand (this wine was twice as big and complex an hour after I opened it - definitely worth the wait...)


Snooth User: winolee
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3.50 5
10/09/2009

Three and a half glasses


External Reviews for Domaine de la Janasse Merlot Blend Vin de Pays de la Principauté d'Orange Terre de Bussière

External Review
Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
05/19/2011

The 2006 Vin de Pays Terre de Bussiere exhibits plenty of tannin and earth, along with abundant fruit, medium body, and good spice.


External Review
Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
05/19/2011

The 2007 Vin de Pays Terre de Bussiere (6,500 cases produced) is blend of 50-60% Merlot and the rest Syrah, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Grenache. A great value, it exhibits a dense ruby/purple color in addition to loads of fat, juicy red and black fruits, licorice, chocolate, and spice, and a fleshy, succulent style. Drink it over the next 2-3 years.


External Review
Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
05/19/2011

Quality soars with the well-made 2007 Vin de Pays Terre de Bussiere, a blend of 65% Merlot and the rest Syrah and a dollop of Grenache. Its deep ruby/purple color is followed by abundant aromas of fruit, camphor, cassis, white chocolate, and berries offered in an opulent, full-bodied, lush style. It's hard to beat this wine for the price.




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