2012 Domaine de la Janasse Chateauneuf du Pape Cuvee Chaupin
Grenache - 750ML
2012 Domaine de la Janasse Chateauneuf du Pape Cuvee Chaupin
  • WS 94
  • WA 94
  • JL 94
  • JD 94

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WS 94
Wine Spectator, September 2014
Dense but refined, showing layers of fig, boysenberry and blackberry paste offset with notes of anise, fruitcake, allspice, mulled plum and black tea. Exhibits a silky feel through the finish, with lots of sneaky length...   Dense but refined, showing layers of fig, boysenberry and blackberry paste offset with notes of anise, fruitcake, allspice, mulled plum and black tea. Exhibits a silky feel through the finish, with lots of sneaky length as an iron accent lingers gracefully. Best from 2015 through 2030. — J.M.  
WA 94
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, October 2014
The 2012 Châteauneuf du Pape Cuvee Chaupin, which I was able to taste (and drink) from multiple bottles, is a beautiful Grenache that comes from the cooler, northeastern edge of the appellation. Coming almost all from the...   The 2012 Châteauneuf du Pape Cuvee Chaupin, which I was able to taste (and drink) from multiple bottles, is a beautiful Grenache that comes from the cooler, northeastern edge of the appellation. Coming almost all from the Chapouin lieu-dit (it gets a small bit from La Janasse), it gives up the classic notes of black berries, spring flowers, violets, and licorice that I always seem to find in this cuvee. Building nicely on the palate, it is medium to full-bodied, beautifully textured, has tons of sweet fruit and solid, if not firm, tannin that come out on the finish. It will be better in another couple of years and have 15+ years of overall longevity. - Jeb Dunnuck  
JL 94
TheWineCellarInsider.com, September 2014
Silky, polished and fresh, the fruit is sweet, ripe and supple in texture, with a vibrant quality. Made from 100% old vine Grenache, the wine reached 15.5% alcohol. Read more...   Silky, polished and fresh, the fruit is sweet, ripe and supple in texture, with a vibrant quality. Made from 100% old vine Grenache, the wine reached 15.5% alcohol. Read more at:https://www.thewinecellarinsider.com/wine-tasting-note/?vintage=2012&wine=Domaine%20de%20la%20Janasse%20Chateauneuf-du-Pape%20Cuvee%20Chaupin  
JD 94
jebdunnuck.com, February 2018
The 2012 Châteauneuf-du-Pape Cuvée Chaupin is similar to the base cuvée yet has slightly more elegance and complexity, as well as structure. Coming from a cooler terroir in the northern part of the appellation and made...   The 2012 Châteauneuf-du-Pape Cuvée Chaupin is similar to the base cuvée yet has slightly more elegance and complexity, as well as structure. Coming from a cooler terroir in the northern part of the appellation and made from 100% Grenache, its ruby/purple color is followed by perfumed notes of spring flowers, violets, and licorice, and it has a beautiful core of sweet Grenache fruit. With medium to full-bodied richness, terrific purity and a great finish, it too is perfect for drinking over the coming decade or more.  
Category Description
Color & Type Red
Varietal Grenache
Country France
Region Rhone
Sub-region Southern Rhone
Appellation Chateauneuf du Pape
Vintage 2012
Size 750ML
Percent alcohol 15%
Closure Cork

Winery

Domaine de la Janasse

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.