2015 Domaine de la Janasse Chateauneuf du Pape Vieilles Vignes
Proprietary Blend - 750ML
  • WA 98
  • WS 97
  • VN 96
  • JD 96
  • JL 96
  • DC 93

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$87.94

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Reg: $104.94

$87.94

This product is
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WA 98
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, October 2017
The 2015 Chateauneuf du Pape Cuvee Vieilles Vignes is a tour de force. Raspberry and apricot-scented fruit, rich chocolate notes and an incredible whirlwind of spice are delivered in this full-bodied wine that shows no... The 2015 Chateauneuf du Pape Cuvee Vieilles Vignes is a tour de force. Raspberry and apricot-scented fruit, rich chocolate notes and an incredible whirlwind of spice are delivered in this full-bodied wine that shows no heat, just waves of flavor. It should drink well for 20 years or more. - Joe Czerwinski
WS 97
Wine Spectator, July 2017
Ripe and focused, with a delightful mix of cassis, blood orange and cherry coulis flavors streaming through, backed by black tea and apple wood accents. Finely beaded acidity lets the fruit stretch out, while a... Ripe and focused, with a delightful mix of cassis, blood orange and cherry coulis flavors streaming through, backed by black tea and apple wood accents. Finely beaded acidity lets the fruit stretch out, while a light mineral edge adds range. Shows an echo of licorice snap at the very end. Dense, but there’s remarkable grace here. Best from 2020 through 2040. From France. — J.M.
VN 96
Vinous, March 2017
(94-96) Dark ruby. Ripe, smoke-tinged cherry and blueberry compote aromas show excellent clarity, and a peppery element adds spicy lift. Juicy and focused on the palate, offering densely packed yet shockingly lively red... (94-96) Dark ruby. Ripe, smoke-tinged cherry and blueberry compote aromas show excellent clarity, and a peppery element adds spicy lift. Juicy and focused on the palate, offering densely packed yet shockingly lively red and blue fruit and floral pastille flavors and a hint of star anise. Shows superb energy on the broad, seamless, strikingly long finish, which is firmed by supple tannins and sharpened by a kick of juicy acidity. -Josh Raynolds
JD 96
jebdunnuck.com, October 2017
The 2015 Châteauneuf-du-Pape Cuvée Vieilles Vignes shows the finesse of the Cuvée Chaupin, yet adds more richness and depth. Blackcurrants, spice-box, licorice and roasted garrigue all emerge from this rich, full-bodied... The 2015 Châteauneuf-du-Pape Cuvée Vieilles Vignes shows the finesse of the Cuvée Chaupin, yet adds more richness and depth. Blackcurrants, spice-box, licorice and roasted garrigue all emerge from this rich, full-bodied, exceedingly elegant and finesse-driven beauty. It has building tannin, and a great, great finish, all while playing in the more fresh, elegant style of the vintage.
JL 96
TheWineCellarInsider.com, August 2017
Dark ruby in color, the initial incense aromatics soon moves to its kirsch and earthy side. Concentrated, plush and juicy, with layers of sweet, ripe red fruits, polished tannins and depth of flavor. The finish stays with... Dark ruby in color, the initial incense aromatics soon moves to its kirsch and earthy side. Concentrated, plush and juicy, with layers of sweet, ripe red fruits, polished tannins and depth of flavor. The finish stays with you indeed. Read more at:https://www.thewinecellarinsider.com/search-wine-tasting-notes/?szSearch=Janasse
DC 93
Decanter, January 2018
A ripe, round style making the best of its 15% alcohol, but also picking up a slight, but attractive, feral streak. Some dusty tannins and a whiff of sweet red fruit blossom from the warm valley. Drinking Window 2018 -... A ripe, round style making the best of its 15% alcohol, but also picking up a slight, but attractive, feral streak. Some dusty tannins and a whiff of sweet red fruit blossom from the warm valley. Drinking Window 2018 - 2022 - Oz Clarke Read more at https://www.decanter.com/wine-reviews/france/rhone/domaine-de-la-janasse-chateauneuf-du-pape-vieilles-vignes-21008#HrQkHXrLsviv5PIC.99
Color & Type Red
Varietal Proprietary Blend
Country France
Region Rhone
Sub-region Southern Rhone
Vintage 2015
Percent alcohol 15%
Closure Cork

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

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.