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 Vieille Julienne Chateauneuf du Pape Cuvee Reservee -- 2001 750ml (5)||WA100||$475.00|
|Domaine Gerard Charvin Chateauneuf du Pape -- 2012 (15)||WA93-96, ST92-94||$59.95 *|
|Domaine de la Vieille Julienne Chateauneuf du Pape Vieilles Vignes -- 2000 750mL (1)||WA97 tl||$145.00|
|Chateau Rayas Chateauneuf du Pape -- 2006 (3)||WA93, ST94, WS93||$449.00|
|Domaine de Cristia Chateauneuf du Pape -- 2003 (2)||WA88||$39.00|
|Domaine de la Vieille Julienne Chateauneuf du Pape Cuvee Reservee -- 2005 750mL (4)||WA100||$295.00|
|Domaine Durieu Chateauneuf du Pape Cuvee Lucille Avril -- 2006 750mL (7)||WA92||$39.00|
|Les Cailloux Chateauneuf du Pape Cuvee Centenaire -- 2007 1.5L (1)||WA96, ST95, WS96||$349.00|