Region: France--Rhone--Chateauneuf du Pape
Appellation: Chateauneuf du Pape
Rated 95 points by the Wine Advocate: "Coming from a cooler, sandy terroir in the northeastern part of the appellation, the 2011 Chateauneuf du Pape Cuvee Chaupin (which comes 80% from the Chaupoin lieu-dit and 20% from the La Janasse lieu-dit, hence the subtle name change) is 100% Grenache, from vines planted in 1912, that`s aged two-thirds in foudre and one-third in demi-muid. Gorgeous all around, with plenty of similarities to the traditional cuvee, yet slightly richer and fuller, it delivers beautiful mulled red and black fruits, licorice, spice and tinges of stony minerality on the nose. Full-bodied, supple, seamless and elegant, with fine tannin, it makes the most of a difficult vintage and is certainly one of the top 10-12 wines. Drink now-2023.?" -- 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."
|Clos St. Jean Chateauneuf du Pape Deus Ex Machina -- 2010 1.5L (1)||WA100||$679.00|
|Les Cailloux Chateauneuf du Pape Cuvee Centenaire -- 2007 1.5L (5)||WA96, ST95, WS96||$349.00|
|Domaine du Pegau Chateauneuf du Pape Cuvee da Capo -- 2003 6L (1)||WA100, WS99||$3995.00|
|Domaine de la Milliere Chateauneuf du Pape Cuvee Vieilles Vignes -- 2013 1.5L (1)||$79.00|
|Domaine de la Milliere Chateauneuf du Pape La Bessade -- 2012 1.5L (3)||WA93, VN92||$125.00|
|Les Cailloux Chateauneuf du Pape Cuvee Centenaire -- 2003 750mL (2)||WA94, ST95||$79.00|
|Clos des Papes Chateauneuf du Pape -- 2011 (>60)||WA96, WS95||$66.99|