2009 Janasse, Domaine de la Chateauneuf du Pape Vieilles Vignes
Proprietary Blend - 750ML
  • WA 99
  • RR 97
  • WS 95
  • IWC 95

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Reg: $271.94

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WA 99
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, October 2011
The 2009 Chateauneuf du Pape Vieilles Vignes is considered by many observers in Chateauneuf du Pape to be the wine of the vintage and it can most certainly be counted among the finest. A blend of 80% Grenache and the rest... The 2009 Chateauneuf du Pape Vieilles Vignes is considered by many observers in Chateauneuf du Pape to be the wine of the vintage and it can most certainly be counted among the finest. A blend of 80% Grenache and the rest Syrah and Mourvedre tipping the scales at 15.5% natural alcohol (which is slightly less than the Chaupin) the wine has an inky black/purple color as well as incredible density and richness with notes of soy blackberry and blueberry liqueur incense acacia flowers and licorice. The layered full-bodied mouthfeel displays no heat but the wine has massive concentration and a silky smooth finish. Because of the low acidity in the 2009s and sweet tannins this has turned out to be a glorious example of Chateauneuf du Pape to drink over the next two decades.
RR 97
Rhone Report - The Rhone Report, September 2011
More smoky and dark fruited than the Cuvée Chaupin the 2009 Domaine de la Janasse Châteauneuf-du-Pape Vieilles Vignes from four separate parcels of varying soil types possesses the same level of freshness and purity. A... More smoky and dark fruited than the Cuvée Chaupin the 2009 Domaine de la Janasse Châteauneuf-du-Pape Vieilles Vignes from four separate parcels of varying soil types possesses the same level of freshness and purity. A blend of 85% Grenache 10% Syrah 3% Mourvèdre and 2% assorted varieties with 25% of the blend aged in small barrels (40% of which are new) and the rest in vat it exhibits an absolutely thrilling array of blackberry licorice roasted meats dark chocolate and smoke aromas on the nose. While there's serious ripeness here it stays amazingly fresh and vibrant never seeming thick of heavy. Every bit as solid on the palate this full-bodied powerful yet elegant Châteauneuf-du-Pape is unctuously textured and possesses a seamless silky profile with masses of sweet tannin on the finish. Unquestionably one of the top 2 or 3 wines in '09 this can be consumed now or cellared for a decade or longer. Thrilling stuff and hats off to Sabon family!
WS 95
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, October 2011
Very tightly wound with cassis black licorice and plum sauce notes held in check by velvety but copious tannins. Plenty of spice graphite and tar flesh out the finish which is racy and very long with a great buried black... Very tightly wound with cassis black licorice and plum sauce notes held in check by velvety but copious tannins. Plenty of spice graphite and tar flesh out the finish which is racy and very long with a great buried black tea note. Should cruise in the cellar. Best from 2014 through 2024. 125 cases imported. -JM
IWC 95
Stephen Tanzer's IWC - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, January 2012
(85% grenache with mourvedre and syrah): Deep bright-rimmed ruby. A complex intensely perfumed bouquet displays scents of black and blue fruits incense and anise with bright overlay of smoky minerality. Rich as well as... (85% grenache with mourvedre and syrah): Deep bright-rimmed ruby. A complex intensely perfumed bouquet displays scents of black and blue fruits incense and anise with bright overlay of smoky minerality. Rich as well as vibrant with impressive depth and energy to its blackberry and cherry compote flavors. Closes on a spicy note with excellent clarity and resonating spiciness.
JJB 91
Chuck Hayward - JJ Buckley, April 2011
85% grenache 10% mourvedre and 5% syrah. Restrained and backward the nose exhibits a hint of tobacco and ash but overall this is not a showy wine. The closed aromas are reflected in a compact flavor profile that is... 85% grenache 10% mourvedre and 5% syrah. Restrained and backward the nose exhibits a hint of tobacco and ash but overall this is not a showy wine. The closed aromas are reflected in a compact flavor profile that is restrained and undeveloped. This cuvée needs time to reveal itself. As of now it is hard to see where this might be going. Wait 4-5 years.
Color & Type Red
Varietal Proprietary Blend
Country France
Region Rhone
Sub-region Southern Rhone
Vintage 2009

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.