Region: France--Rhone--Chateauneuf du Pape
Appellation: Chateauneuf du Pape
Rated 96 points by the Wine Advocate: "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.?" -- Jeb Dunnuck in Issue #209 of the Wine Advocate.
More Information about this producer: "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."
|Domaine de la Milliere Chateauneuf du Pape La Bessade -- 2012 1.5L (3)||WA93, VN92||$125.00|
|Clos des Papes Chateauneuf du Pape -- 2013 (1)||WA92, VN93-95, WS94||$69.99|
|Clos St. Jean Chateauneuf du Pape la Combe des Fous -- 2011 750mL (3)||WA97||$115.00|
|Les Cailloux Chateauneuf du Pape Cuvee Centenaire -- 2007 1.5L (5)||WA96, ST95, WS96||$349.00|
|Clos St. Jean Chateauneuf du Pape Deus Ex Machina -- 2010 1.5L (1)||WA100||$679.00|
|Domaine du Pegau Chateauneuf du Pape Cuvee da Capo -- 2003 6L (1)||WA100, WS99||$3995.00|
|Les Cailloux Chateauneuf du Pape Cuvee Centenaire -- 2003 750mL (2)||WA94, ST95||$79.00|
|Domaine de la Milliere Chateauneuf du Pape Cuvee Vieilles Vignes -- 2013 1.5L (1)||$79.00|
|Clos des Papes Chateauneuf du Pape -- 2011 (>60)||WA96, WS95||$66.99|