Wine Advocate Reviewed by Jeb Dunnuck
And a candidate for the wine of the vintage, the 2011 Chateauneuf du Pape Vieilles Vignes is always a rough blend of 85% Grenache and the balance Syrah, Mourvedre, Clairette and other permitted varieties, that has the Grenache aged all in foudre and the Syrah and Mourvedre aged in one-third new barrels (that’s less than 6% of the blend in new barrels). Exhibiting gorgeous black fruits, spice-box, toast, licorice and roasted meat-like qualities on the nose, it is full-bodied, concentrated and layered on the palate, with loads of texture, yet delivers no weight, heat, or ever puts a foot wrong.
Shockingly good in the vintage, it should not be missed. Hats off to Christophe and Isabelle. Drink now-2027. Located in the town of Courthezon, and covering 38 acres in Chateauneuf du Pape and 100 acres in Cotes du Rhone, Domaine de la Janasse is run by the brother/sister pair, Christophe and Isabelle Sabon. While 2011 was a difficult vintage throughout the region, you wouldn’t know it by tasting here. These wines are superb across the board and should not be missed.
80% Grenache, 15% Mourvedre and 5% Syrah. Aged in oaks.
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Die Domaine de La Janasse produziert auf 40ha konzentrierte und komplexe Weine aus bis zu 100 Jahre alten Rebstöcken. Die Weine sind zum Teil hoch prämiert. Ein Familiengeleites Weingut.