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2015 Domaine De La Janasse Chateauneuf Du Pape Vieilles VignesBlend from France

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"Age of vines: 60-110+ years old. Over the last quarter century, Domaine de la Janasse has become one of the most highly-regarded estates in Châteauneuf-du-Pape. Led by sib...

  • 98 Joe Czerwinski - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
  • 97 Wine Spectator
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"The 2015 Chateauneuf du Pape Cuvee Vieilles Vignes is a tour de force. Raspberry and apricot-scented fruit, rich chocolate notes and an incredible whirlwind of spice are delivered in this full-bodied wine that shows no heat, just waves of flavor. It should drink well for 20 years or more."

97 Wine Spectator

"Ripe and focused, with a delightful mix of cassis, blood orange and cherry coulis flavors streaming through, backed by black tea and apple wood accents. Finely beaded acidity lets the fruit stretch out, while a light mineral edge adds range. Shows an echo of licorice snap at the very end. Dense, but there’s remarkable grace here. Best from 2020 through 2040. From France.—J.M"

Product Description:

"Age of vines: 60-110+ years old. Over the last quarter century, Domaine de la Janasse has become one of the most highly-regarded estates in Châteauneuf-du-Pape. Led by siblings Christophe and Isabelle Sabon, the estate combines the best of both traditional and modern techniques to craft a collection of truly riveting wines from “simple” value-priced VDP’s to their benchmark Châteauneufs. The estate was founded in 1976 by Aimé Sabon, the father of Christophe and Isabelle, who still oversees the vineyards. The property consists of 40 hectares, spread over as many as 70 different parcels throughout the appellation. While Aimé works in the vineyards, his children, Christophe and Isabelle, are in charge of wine production. Christophe is a self-proclaimed “great defender of Grenache,” which still represents 75% of their vines. With assistance from Aimé and Isabelle, he manages the common rusticity of Grenache-based wines through meticulous work in the vineyards and cellar. The result is a wide range of rich and flavorful Châteauneuf-du- Papes, Cotes-du-Rhônes and Vins de Pays that are complex and balanced – often in contradiction to an region better known for sheer exuberance and power." -Importer

Product Detail

Item # 101125
Country France
Region Rhone
Sub-Region Chateauneuf du Pape
Ratings

98 - Joe Czerwinski - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

97 - Wine Spectator

Vintage 2015
Color Red
ABV 14.5%
Varietal(s) Grenache / Garnacha, Syrah / Shiraz, Mourvedre / Mataro / Monastrell / Garrut, Cinsault
Size 750 mL
Closure Cork
Features Organic and Biodynamic
Taste black currant, blackberry, dust, leather, currant, blueberry, strawberry, blackberry , violet , oak , smoke , toast , vanilla and musk
Nose vanilla, toast, smoke, tobacco, dark fruit, red fruit, spice box, cedar, thyme , clove , cinnamon , black pepper , mint, game, tar and dust