The nose was elegant yet with razor sharp intensity, giving aromas of crushed blackberry, currants, dark chocolate, pencil led and sweet exotic spices, which filled the senses. On the palate, it was like velvet but with an acid profile that kept it lively and fresh as flavors of raspberry, black cherry liquor, licorice and herbs flowed into the long finish, which saturated the palate with dark berries, peppery spice, and hints of tannin.
Four and a half glasses
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The 2009 Chateauneuf du Pape is probably one of the strongest "regular" efforts I have ever tasted from Sabon. This dense purple blend of 75 to 80% Grenache and the rest Mourvedre and Syrah, aged in truncated wood cuves and foudres, has a beautiful, ... Robert Parkers Wine Advocate. A Proprietary Blend wine from Rhone in France. 2009 Domaine de la Janasse Chateauneuf du Pape 750ml
Powerfully rendered, with a large core of fig sauce, plum preserves and dark cassis notes that course along, pushed by anise and roasted apple wood flavors and a muscular, graphite-filled finish. Still quite densely packed on the finish, this needs time to stretch out. Best from 2013 through 2023.
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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92-94 Points "The 2009 Chateauneuf du Pape Chaupin is aged in foudre (2/3) and 600-liter demi-muids (1/3). It may not reach the heights of the sensational 2007, but it is a gorgeous effort that represents Grenache at its finest. Intense black cherry liqueur notes intermixed with lavender, licorice, crushed rock and floral characteristics cascade from the glass of this unctuously textured, full-bodied wine with silky tannins and low acidity. Fleshy and full, it is a terrific example of Grenache from a great terroir. Drink it over the next 10-15 years." Wine Advocate, #191 Oct 2010, Robert Parker "Christophe Sabon, his sister Isabelle, and their father operate one of the great Chateauneuf du Pape winemaking estates. They continue to invest in new vineyards as well as state-of-the-art winemaking equipment. Moreover, they never seem to be satisfied with the status quo, and are constantly challenging their past performances. Their 2007s were unbelievably good wines, the 2008s were among the finest wines of the appellation, and the 2009 vintage is another resounding success for them. The style is progressive, combining the best of traditional winemaking with the finest of a more modern approach. The wines all reflect their Provencal origins, only tiny quantities of new oak are used, and then only with the two grape varietals that can benefit from it (such as Syrah and Mourvedre). This is also a fabulous source for top wine values as the following tasting notes demonstrate. Christophe Sabon told me that the white varietals he works with tend to come from sandy and gravelly soils, so there is more finesse. Both Chateauneuf du Pape blanc cuvees are well-worth a search of the marketplace. Interestingly, Sabon achieves excellent acidity in his white Chateauneufs despite the fact that they go through 100% malolactic fermentation, an unusual practice for white Chateauneuf du Papes. His objective is to bottle them unfiltered, which he is able to do. The wines are also extremely low in SO2. As I wrote last year, Christophe Sabon made two of the finest Chateauneuf du Papes of 2008. The estate's third cuvee, the Chaupin, was declassified into the traditional wine, which no doubt benefitted from it. Sabon told me there was more Mourvedre used in the blend in order to provide more structure and support to the Grenache in 2008. In 2009, all three cuvees were produced. I always think the harvest at Janasse must be one of the most difficult to manage as they have 200 acres of vines with over 200 separate parcels spread throughout the southern Rhone. Christophe told me it takes nearly two full days to just drive around and sample all the different vineyards to see where they are in terms of maturity." Wine Advocate, #191 Oct 2010, Robert Parker
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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!
4000 bottles produced.
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