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Domaine de la Janasse Chateauneuf-Du-Pape Vieilles Vignes 750ML 2011
Sku: IT-0017893
Product Rating
Critics Ratings:     (2)
Product Information
Country: France
Region: Rhone
Sub-Region: Southern Rhone
Appellation: Chateauneuf du Pape
Grape Varietal: Grenache
Type: Still wine
Inventory Location
San Francisco
 
Reg. $89.98

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Wine Advocate 96 points - 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 (thatís 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.  (Oct 2013)

Wine Spectator 93 points - Very solid for the vintage, with ripe, fleshy layers of plum compote, raspberry preserves and blackberry pate de fruit. Lots of anise and graphite line the finish, with ample depth in reserve. Best from 2015 through 2028.óJ.M. (Aug 14 2013)

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