2019 Domaine de la Janasse Chateauneuf du Pape
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2019 Domaine de la Janasse Chateauneuf du Pape

Chateauneuf du Pape, Southern Rhone, FRANCE
$99. 99
$1199.88 Dozen
Cellar: Drink now - 8 Years (2024-2032)
ABV: 15.5%
Closure: Cork

Domaine de la Janasse are one of the leading estates in Chateauneuf du Pape today, having been formed in the mid twentieth century by Aimé Sabon and named after the family farm “La Janasse” located in Courthézon. Over time Aimé has expanded their holdings from 15 hectares to now occupy 90 hectares of vines, including some of the finest parcels on the La Crau plateau. Today the domaine is run by siblings Isabelle and Christophe Sabon, each heavily involved in all aspects of production from vineyard to bottling.
Janasse Chateauneuf du Pape is a blend of 65% Grenache, 20% Syrah, 10% Mourvedre, and 5% Cinsault.

Midnight black heart with a deep dark red black tinged hue. Engulfing the olfactory senses are hedonistic aromas of black raspberry, liquorice and ripe black cherries which are complimented by scorched earth, herbs du Provence, dried meats and pepper. Extravagantly rich with a liqueur like concentration and dense texture, the large scaled palate is layered with a thick coating of black raspberry, liquorice, blackberry and cassis flavours. Firm, broad shouldered tannins provide ample framework with scorched earth, Provincial herb and peppered meat elements lurking below. Boasting magnificent power, depth and volume it finishes long and decadent yet chewy.
Drink over the next 6-8 years.
Alc. 15.5%

Other Reviews....
Black cherries and garrigue appear on the nose of the 2019 Chateauneuf du Pape, a blend of about 60% to 70% Grenache, plus lesser amounts of Mourvèdre and Syrah. Full-bodied, richly concentrated and tannic, with a long, mouthwatering finish, it's one entry-level CdP that should be cellared a year or two prior to consumption. Drink 2023-2035.
93 points
Joe Czerwinski - Wine Advocate (May 06, 2022)

I loved the 2019 Châteauneuf Du Pape, a classic Southern Rhône readers will love to have in their cellars. Medium to full-bodied, incredibly elegant, and even pretty, it has textbook red and black fruits, peppery garrigue, violets, and spice-like aromas and flavors. It’s always interesting when tasting through the wines from this estate to see the change in the tannins and just overall level of elegance when you move from their Côtes du Rhône to their Châteauneuf du Papes, and this is unquestionably worth seeking out and cellaring. It can be drunk any time over the coming 20 years. Drink 2021 - 2041.
93 points
Jeb Dunnuck