2010 Domaine de la Janasse Chateauneuf du Pape Cuvee Chaupin

  • Grenache
  • 750ML
  • RR 98
  • WA 98
  • IWC 95
  • WS 94

Reviews for 2010 Domaine de la Janasse Chateauneuf du Pape Cuvee Chaupin

RR 98
Rhone Report - The Rhone Report, September 2011
As with the estates other '10 the 2010 Domaine de la Janasse Châteauneuf-du-Pape Cuvée Chaupin tasted out of foudre shows uncommon purity and freshness. Exhibiting captivating notes of fresh underbrush flowers violets... As with the estates other '10 the 2010 Domaine de la Janasse Châteauneuf-du-Pape Cuvée Chaupin tasted out of foudre shows uncommon purity and freshness. Exhibiting captivating notes of fresh underbrush flowers violets spice licorice and wet stone-like minerality that's supported by perfectly ripe blackberry fruit the wine is full-bodied and elegant on the palate possessing thrilling levels of fruit awesome focus and freshness and a classically styled very long finish that highlights ripe tannin. Brilliantly done this should be a very long lived bottle of wine with a huge drink window. 96-98+
WA 98
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, October 2012
The 2010 Chateauneuf du Pape Chaupin rivals the 2007 Chaupin (to date the best Chaupin I have yet tasted). Made from 100% Grenache (3/4 destemmed) it boasts a dense black/purple color as well as unbelievable notes of... The 2010 Chateauneuf du Pape Chaupin rivals the 2007 Chaupin (to date the best Chaupin I have yet tasted). Made from 100% Grenache (3/4 destemmed) it boasts a dense black/purple color as well as unbelievable notes of raspberries black cherries licorice truffles camphor forest floor and garrigue. This wine is stunningly concentrated incredibly noble precise and expansive on the palate with mouth-saturating intensity glycerin and extract. It is an amazing example of impeccably grown old vine Grenache translated into a natural yet full-throttle red.
IWC 95
Stephen Tanzer's IWC - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, February 2013
Glass-staining ruby. Heady scents of raspberry liqueur, cherry-cola, Asian spices and potpourri, with a bright mineral overtone. Juicy, incisive and pure, offering vibrant black raspberry and boysenberry flavors and a... Glass-staining ruby. Heady scents of raspberry liqueur, cherry-cola, Asian spices and potpourri, with a bright mineral overtone. Juicy, incisive and pure, offering vibrant black raspberry and boysenberry flavors and a suave spicecake nuance. Completely stains the palate while showing superb energy and clarity. The gently tannic finish refuses to let go and strongly echoes the raspberry and floral notes.
WS 94
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, January 2013
Densely textured and sappy in feel, with bright, engaging fruit and red and black currant, raspberry and blackberry notes all coursing along, pushed by a graphite spine and backed by a fruitcake- and roasted apple... Densely textured and sappy in feel, with bright, engaging fruit and red and black currant, raspberry and blackberry notes all coursing along, pushed by a graphite spine and backed by a fruitcake- and roasted apple wood-filled finish. Still tight, this will need some cellaring. Best from 2016 through 2030. – JM