2009 Domaine de la Janasse Chateauneuf du Pape

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  • Proprietary Blend
  • 750ML
  • RR 94
  • WA 94
  • WS 93
  • IWC 92

Reviews for 2009 Domaine de la Janasse Chateauneuf du Pape

RR 94
Rhone Report - The Rhone Report, September 2011
A brilliant bottle of wine (the best base cuvee out there?) the 2009 Domaine de la Janasse Châteauneuf-du-Pape is a mostly destemmed blend of 80% Grenache 10% Syrah and 10% Mourvèdre that's aged 80% in vat and 20% in 1/3... A brilliant bottle of wine (the best base cuvee out there?) the 2009 Domaine de la Janasse Châteauneuf-du-Pape is a mostly destemmed blend of 80% Grenache 10% Syrah and 10% Mourvèdre that's aged 80% in vat and 20% in 1/3 new French oak. It delivers straight-up gorgeous aromas of blackberry and raspberry jam creamy licorice spice and underbrush to go with a full-bodied awesomely textured and yet focused palate. This beautifully fresh balanced Châteauneuf-du-Pape is well built and loaded with sweet tannin on the finish; while approachable now due to the wealth of fruit it should age effortlessly for 15+ years.
WA 94
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, October 2011
The 2009 Chateauneuf du Pape is probably one of the strongest "regular" efforts I have ever tasted from Sabon. This dense purple blend of 75 to 80% Grenache and the rest Mourvedre and Syrah aged in truncated wood cuves... The 2009 Chateauneuf du Pape is probably one of the strongest "regular" efforts I have ever tasted from Sabon. This dense purple blend of 75 to 80% Grenache and the rest Mourvedre and Syrah aged in truncated wood cuves and foudres has a beautiful sweet nose of black cherry jam intermixed with roasted herbs black currants forest floor and a hint of charcoal. The wine has great intensity full-bodied opulence and a striking seductiveness that is already irresistible. It should continue to drink well for 12-15 years.
WS 93
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, October 2011
Powerfully rendered with a large core of fig sauce plum preserves and dark cassis notes that course along pushed by anise and roasted apple wood flavors and a muscular graphite-filled finish. Still quite densely packed on... Powerfully rendered with a large core of fig sauce plum preserves and dark cassis notes that course along pushed by anise and roasted apple wood flavors and a muscular graphite-filled finish. Still quite densely packed on the finish this needs time to stretch out. Best from 2013 through 2023. 250 cases imported. -JM
IWC 92
Stephen Tanzer's IWC - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, January 2012
(80% grenache with mourvedre syrah and cinsault): Dark ruby. Exotically perfumed expressive scents of candied cherry blackberry and spicecake with notes of anise and rose adding complexity. Shows deeper cassis and... (80% grenache with mourvedre syrah and cinsault): Dark ruby. Exotically perfumed expressive scents of candied cherry blackberry and spicecake with notes of anise and rose adding complexity. Shows deeper cassis and blueberry flavors on the palate along with a zesty mineral quality. Fine-grained tannins add shape and grip to the very long sappy focused finish. This wine has gained vivacity since I saw it last year.