2012 Janasse Chateauneuf Du Pape Vieilles VignesBlend from France
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- 96 Jeb Dunnuck - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
96 Jeb Dunnuck - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
"Up in the top handful of wines in the vintage (which should come as no surprise to anyone who follows this estate), the 2012 Châteauneuf du Pape Vieilles Vignes is a full-bodied, beautifully concentrated, rich and layered Châteauneuf that doesn’t put a foot wrong. Made from 85% Grenache, 10% Mourvedre and the rest Syrah, it offers blockbuster notes of blackberry, liquid-violets, spice and serious minerality to go with awesome mid-palate depth and layers of sweet tannin. Like the Cuvee Chaupin, it will be better in another handful of years and thrill through 2027."
|Sub-Region||Chateauneuf du Pape|
96 - Jeb Dunnuck - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
|Varietal(s)||Grenache / Garnacha, Mourvedre / Mataro / Monastrell / Garrut, Syrah / Shiraz|
|Taste||black currant, blackberry, dust, leather, violet, oak, smoke, toast, vanilla, currant, blueberry and strawberry|
|Nose||vanilla, toast, smoke, tobacco, dark fruit, red fruit, thyme, clove, cinnamon, black pepper, mint, spice box and cedar|