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

Chateauneuf du Pape, Southern Rhone, FRANCE
$220. 00
$2640.00 Dozen
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 Vieilles Vignes is their old vine cuvee sourced from four different yet complementary terroirs, planted in 1920 (40%), 1965 (40%), 1976 (10%), and 1993 (10%). The blend can alter slightly each year, with Grenache always the dominant player supported by lesser proportions of Mourvedre and Syrah.

Other Reviews....
Black cherries, blackberries and garrigue all appear on the nose of the dense, concentrated 2019 Chateauneuf du Pape Vieilles Vignes. Yes, the wine boasts some formidable tannins, but they're ripe, and the fruit is vibrant and intense, with all of the ingredients for cellaring up to two decades. With time, it might even approach the performance of the 2009 (99 points) or 2010 (100). Drink 2025-2040.
98+ points
Joe Czerwinski - Wine Advocate (May 06, 2022)

Lastly, the 2019 Châteauneuf Du Pape Vieilles Vignes is another tour de force from this estate, who are clearly firing on all cylinders today. A blend of 85% Grenache, 10% Mourvèdre, and the rest Syrah that’s brought up in a mix of foudre and barrel, its deep purple hue is followed by a rich, powerful, full-bodied wine offering ample cassis and darker berry fruits, notes of ground pepper, cured meats, and scorched earth, ripe, building tannins, incredible balance, and a great finish. It’s going to flirt with perfection at maturity, and I wouldn’t be surprised to see it still drinking brilliantly at age 30. Drink 2021 - 2049.
97+ points
Jeb Dunnuck