2012 Domaine de la Janasse Chateauneuf du Pape
Proprietary Blend - 750ML
  • WA 92
  • WS 92
  • VN 92
  • JD 92

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Reg: $54.94

$46.00

In Stock: 24+ btls
Ships Immediately

Pre-Arrival: 0 btls
ETA: Pending

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WA 92
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, October 2014
The 2012 Châteauneuf du Pape (70% Grenache and 15% each of Syrah and Mourvedre) is beautiful, with medium to full-bodied richness, lots of sweet black raspberry fruit, graphite, bouquet garni and licorice aromatics, and... The 2012 Châteauneuf du Pape (70% Grenache and 15% each of Syrah and Mourvedre) is beautiful, with medium to full-bodied richness, lots of sweet black raspberry fruit, graphite, bouquet garni and licorice aromatics, and sweet, building tannin that comes through on the finish. It shows the purity and balance of the vintage, and will dish out loads of pleasure over the coming decade or more.- JD
WS 92
Wine Spectator, October 2014
Fleshy plum, fig and blackberry compote flavors race along, enlivened with licorice snap and singed alder notes. Fruit-driven, with good energy and a piercing hint of graphite on the finish to stay honest. The inviting... Fleshy plum, fig and blackberry compote flavors race along, enlivened with licorice snap and singed alder notes. Fruit-driven, with good energy and a piercing hint of graphite on the finish to stay honest. The inviting profile will win this some fans. Drink now through 2025. 390 cases imported.–JM
VN 92
Vinous, April 2015
Brilliant ruby-red. Highly perfumed aromas of fresh red berries, potpourri and Asian spices, with a smoky mineral note adding urgency. Sappy, sweet and seamless, offering intense raspberry and floral pastille flavors and... Brilliant ruby-red. Highly perfumed aromas of fresh red berries, potpourri and Asian spices, with a smoky mineral note adding urgency. Sappy, sweet and seamless, offering intense raspberry and floral pastille flavors and a touch of star anise. Spreads out nicely on the gently tannic finish, which clings with excellent tenacity and repeating floral character. An outstanding effort for a "basic" Châteauneuf and extremely easy to drink right now, but there's no hurry to do so.-JR
JD 92
jebdunnuck.com, February 2018
The classic 2012 Châteauneuf-du-Pape checks in as a blend of 70% Grenache and 15% each of Syrah and Mourvèdre, brought up mostly in foudre. It’s a year in, year out no brainer purchase and offers loads of charm and... The classic 2012 Châteauneuf-du-Pape checks in as a blend of 70% Grenache and 15% each of Syrah and Mourvèdre, brought up mostly in foudre. It’s a year in, year out no brainer purchase and offers loads of charm and character in 2012. Garrigue, sweet black fruits, peppery herbs, and licorice notes all emerge from this medium to full-bodied, seamless, elegant 2012 ideal for drinking over the coming decade or so.
Color & Type Red
Varietal Proprietary Blend
Country France
Region Rhone
Sub-region Southern Rhone
Vintage 2012
Percent alcohol 14.5%
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.