2008 Janasse, Domaine de la Chateauneuf du Pape Vieilles Vignes
Proprietary Blend - 750ML
  • WS 94
  • RR 93
  • WA 92
  • IWC 92

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Reg: $91.94

$81.94

This product is
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WS 94
Wine Spectator, October 2010
This is pure driven and well-rounded with a beam of kirsch crushed plum and bright red currant fruit coursing through backed by lingering red licorice violet and sweet tobacco notes. The long finish is still tightly... This is pure driven and well-rounded with a beam of kirsch crushed plum and bright red currant fruit coursing through backed by lingering red licorice violet and sweet tobacco notes. The long finish is still tightly wound. Best from 2011 through 2025. 150 cases imported. -JM
RR 93
The Rhone Report, August 2010
One of the few domaines to produce a special cuvee in `08 the Domaine de la Janasse Châteauneuf-du-Pape Vieilles Vignes is medium weight with spicy dark fruits framing subtle graphite and mineral aromatics. Medium bodied... One of the few domaines to produce a special cuvee in `08 the Domaine de la Janasse Châteauneuf-du-Pape Vieilles Vignes is medium weight with spicy dark fruits framing subtle graphite and mineral aromatics. Medium bodied and fresh on the palate the wine displays good acidity a straight compact texture ripe tannin and a classy long finish. While this lacks the depth that this cuvee normally delivers the elegance and class on the finish are superb. Drink over the next 10 to 12 years.
WA 92
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, October 2010
The 2008 Chateauneuf du Pape Vieilles Vignes is a 1000-case blend of 70% old vine Grenache (60- to 100-year-old vines) and 30% Mourvedre (a much higher percentage than normal). One of the top half-dozen Chateauneuf du... The 2008 Chateauneuf du Pape Vieilles Vignes is a 1000-case blend of 70% old vine Grenache (60- to 100-year-old vines) and 30% Mourvedre (a much higher percentage than normal). One of the top half-dozen Chateauneuf du Papes of the vintage it boasts a dark plum/ruby/purple color full body light to moderate tannin and lots of white chocolate licorice black currant kirsch incense and jus de viande characteristics. This beauty can be drunk now or cellared for a decade. It is a remarkable achievement for a vintage such as 2008.
IWC 92
Stephen Tanzer's IWC, April 2011
Wild intensely perfumed nose combines black raspberry mulberry mocha star anise and dried flowers. Enters the mouth silky and fine then expands to stain the palate with vibrant mineral-driven flavors of candied red fruits... Wild intensely perfumed nose combines black raspberry mulberry mocha star anise and dried flowers. Enters the mouth silky and fine then expands to stain the palate with vibrant mineral-driven flavors of candied red fruits and spices. The long sweet finish clings with impressive tenacity echoing the floral note. -Josh Raynolds
Color & Type Red
Varietal Proprietary Blend
Country France
Region Rhone
Sub-region Southern Rhone
Vintage 2008

Label

Domaine de la Janasse Chateauneuf-du-Pape comes from four plots of different soil types, that marry perfectly in the finished wine. A southern pebbly soil that brings body and power; a Chaupin-like soil for freshness and acidity; a red clay pebbly soil in the north of the appellation that brings structure and body; and finally a sandy-limestone soil for smoothness.

Winery

Janasse, Domaine de la

Domaine de la Janasse, in the Southern Rhone, was founded in 1967 by Aime Sabon. Having returned from military service, he took over management of the family vineyards and formed an estate label, named after the family farm in the locality of “La Janasse”. A cellar was built in 1973 and new plots were acquired, growing the total holdings from 15 hectares to more than 90 today.

In 1991, after earning diplomas in viticulture, oenology and marketing, Aime’s son Christophe Sabon was given the keys to the cellar. His sister Isabelle joined the team in 2001.

La Janasse grows all 13 permissible grapes in the Chateauneuf-du-Pape appellation to give complexity and depth to their different wines. They produce 3 red and 2 white Chateauneuf du Pape wines, red, white and rose Cotes-du-Rhone, and a number of IGP wines.