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Janasse Domaine de la Chateauneuf du Pape Xxl Proprietary Blend Wine 2007

External Review by JJ Buckley Fine Wines:

Inky purple. Wild highly expressive aromas of kirsch blackberry and fruitcake with complementary notes of anise and violet. Broad dark fruit flavors show exotic spice and herb nuances with velvety tannins providing support. Finishes sweet sappy and long with smoke and spice notes lingering. This wine which fermented its sugars for two years will be bottled in March of 2010. Stephen Tanzers IWC.

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Winery: De la Janasse
Color: Red
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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 Xxl Proprietary Blend Wine

External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
07/27/2014

Inky purple. Wild highly expressive aromas of kirsch blackberry and fruitcake with complementary notes of anise and violet. Broad dark fruit flavors show exotic spice and herb nuances with velvety tannins providing support. Finishes sweet sappy and long with smoke and spice notes lingering. This wine which fermented its sugars for two years will be bottled in March of 2010. Stephen Tanzers IWC.


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
07/27/2014

A curiosity is the 2007 Chateauneuf du Pape XXL a blend of 95% Grenache and 5% Mourvedre that fermented for nearly three years. Bottled earlier this year it reminds me of some of the Cuvee Speciales that Henri Bonneau made particularly the 1990 and 1998. One would think it might taste like an Amarone but in fact it doesn



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