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Janasse Domaine de la Chateauneuf du Pape Vieilles Vignes Proprietary Blend Wine 2012

External Review by JJ Buckley Fine Wines:

Most likely one of the top 2-3 wines produced the 2012 Chateauneuf du Pape Vieilles Vignes is a rough blend of 80-85% Grenache 10% Mourvedre (which was harvested October 10) and the balance Syrah that hit 15.4% natural alcohol. Seeing the same elevage as the 2011 it sports an inky purple color as well as spectacular array of black and blue fruits violets liquid flowers and underbrush to go with an energetic seamless and full-bodied profile on the palate. Lighter weight than the 2007 and 2010 it possesses notable freshness purity and elegance. It should benefit from short-term cellaring and thrill for upward of two decades. Drink 2016-2032. - Jeb Dunnuck Robert Parkers Wine Advocate.

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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 Domaine de la Chateauneuf du Pape Vieilles Vignes Proprietary Blend Wine

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

Most likely one of the top 2-3 wines produced the 2012 Chateauneuf du Pape Vieilles Vignes is a rough blend of 80-85% Grenache 10% Mourvedre (which was harvested October 10) and the balance Syrah that hit 15.4% natural alcohol. Seeing the same elevage as the 2011 it sports an inky purple color as well as spectacular array of black and blue fruits violets liquid flowers and underbrush to go with an energetic seamless and full-bodied profile on the palate. Lighter weight than the 2007 and 2010 it possesses notable freshness purity and elegance. It should benefit from short-term cellaring and thrill for upward of two decades. Drink 2016-2032. - Jeb Dunnuck Robert Parkers Wine Advocate.


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
09/12/2014

Most likely one of the top 2-3 wines produced the 2012 Chateauneuf du Pape Vieilles Vignes is a rough blend of 80-85% Grenache 10% Mourvedre (which was harvested October 10) and the balance Syrah that hit 15.4% natural alcohol. Seeing the same elevage as the 2011 it sports an inky purple color as well as spectacular array of black and blue fruits violets liquid flowers and underbrush to go with an energetic seamless and full-bodied profile on the palate. Lighter weight than the 2007 and 2


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
09/12/2014

Inky ruby. Blackberry blueberry and pungent herbs on the mineral-accented nose with a floral topnote providing lift. Impressively sweet lush and deep showing sexy flavors of dark berry preserves candied lavender and spicecake. Finishes very long and smooth with supple tannins lingering spiciness and outstanding clarity. Stephen Tanzers IWC.


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
Vintage: 2011 11/14/2013

Easily the most rich and concentrated the 2011 Domaine de la Janasse Chbteauneuf-du-Pape Vieilles Vignes might just be the wine of the vintage. A blend of 85% Grenache 10% Syrah and the balance a mix of varieties aged 25% in barrel (40% of which are new) it offers up aromas of blackberry liqueur roasted meats graphite licorice and wet stone-like minerality. Full-bodied lavishly textured fresh and surprisingly structured with big mouth coating tannin and good acidity it will be one of the few 2011s to require bottle age as well as one of the longer-lived wines in the vintage. Rhone Report The.


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
Vintage: 2011 06/20/2014

Easily the most rich and concentrated the 2011 Domaine de la Janasse Ch


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
Vintage: 2011 06/20/2014

Bright purple. Dark fruit liqueur star anise cinnamon and licorice aromas are sharpened by a lively mineral quality and a touch of white pepper. Sappy sweet and incisive with a suave blend of power and vivacity to its blackcurrant and mulberry flavors. Juicy acidity gives focus to the finish which features velvety tannins a touch of smokiness and outstanding energy. Stephen Tanzers IWC.


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
Vintage: 2011 03/21/2014

Easily the most rich and concentrated the 2011 Domaine de la Janasse Châteauneuf-du-Pape Vieilles Vignes might just be the wine of the vintage. A blend of 85% Grenache 10% Syrah and the balance a mix of varieties aged 25% in barrel (40% of which are new) it offers up aromas of blackberry liqueur roasted meats graphite licorice and wet stone-like minerality. Full-bodied lavishly textured fresh and surprisingly structured with big mouth coating tannin and good acidity it will be one of the few 2011s to require bottle age as well as one of the longer-lived wines in the vintage. Rhone Report The.


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