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Janasse Chateauneuf du Pape 2008

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"This is deliciously ripe, with layers of crushed plum, anise, blackberry and boysenberry fruit, all laced with plenty of spice and fruitcake notes. There's lots of mulled raisin on the finish, but this stays nicely driven, with well-embedded acidity. Contains the lots that usually go into the Chaupin cuvée. Best from 2011 through 2020. Tasted twice, with consistent notes...92" WS 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

External Reviews for Janasse Chateauneuf du Pape

External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
04/04/2011

This is pure, driven and well-rounded, with a beam of kirsch, crushed plum and bright red currant fruit coursing through, backed by lingering red licorice, violet and sweet tobacco notes. The long finish is still tightly wound. Best from 2011 through... Wine Spectator. A Proprietary Blend wine from Rhone in France. 2008 Janasse, Domaine de la Chateauneuf du Pape Vieilles Vignes 750ml


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
01/24/2013

There was no Chaupin bottling in '08 and the grapes from this vineyard were included in the base Châteauneuf-du-Pape. The wine is very solid for the vintage and exhibits blackberry and raspberry fruit, graphite, touches of pepper, and baking spices. ... Rhone Report, The. A Proprietary Blend wine from Rhone in France. 2008 Domaine de la Janasse Chateauneuf du Pape 750ml


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
11/12/2010

Bright purple. Vibrant red and dark berry aroma shows a whiff of heat. Spicy red fruit flavors on entry, then weightier bitter cherry and blackberry in the middle palate, with dusty tannins adding support. The finish is firm and gripping, with cherry... Stephen Tanzer's IWC. A Proprietary Blend wine from Rhone in France. 2008 Domaine de la Janasse Chateauneuf du Pape 750ml


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
11/12/2010

A Proprietary Blend wine from Rhone in France. 2008 Janasse, Domaine de la Chateauneuf du Pape Vieilles Vignes 750ml


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
03/19/2013

Wild, intensely perfumed nose combines black raspberry, mulberry, mocha, star anise and dried flowers. Enters the mouth silky and fine, then expands to stain the palate with vibrant, mineral-driven flavors of candied red fruits and spices. The long, ... Stephen Tanzers IWC. A Proprietary Blend wine from Rhone in France. 2008 Janasse, Domaine de la Chateauneuf du Pape Vieilles Vignes 750ml


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
04/19/2012

One of the few domaines to produce a special cuvee in 08, the Domaine de la Janasse Châteauneuf-du-Pape Vieilles Vignes is medium weight with spicy dark fruits framing subtle graphite and mineral aromatics. Medium bodied and fresh on the palate, the... Rhone Report, The. A Proprietary Blend wine from Rhone in France. 2008 Janasse, Domaine de la Chateauneuf du Pape Vieilles Vignes 750ml


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
01/23/2013

Deep ruby. Smoky red and dark berries and black cherry on the nose and palate. Sweet and lush, with dark fruit flavors lifted by mineral and cracked pepper nuances. Densely packed, rich and firmly tannic for the year, with very good finishing thrust ... Stephen Tanzers IWC. A Proprietary Blend wine from Rhone in France. 2008 Domaine de la Janasse Chateauneuf du Pape 750ml


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"This is deliciously ripe, with layers of crushed plum, anise, blackberry and boysenberry fruit, all laced with plenty of spice and fruitcake notes. There's lots of mulled raisin on the finish, but this stays nicely driven, with well-embedded acidity. Contains the lots that usually go into the Chaupin cuvée. Best from 2011 through 2020. Tasted twice, with consistent notes...92" WS 10/10

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