Domaine de la Janasse

Châteauneuf-du-Pape Red Rhone Blend

9.1274 ratings
9.062 pro ratings
Châteauneuf-du-Pape, Southern Rhône, Rhône, France
Red Rhone Blend
Top Notes For
David T

Independent Sommelier/Wine Educator

9.2

Our main course wine with Kentucky Bourbon chicken skewers, Rosemary potatoes in smoked olive oil with snap peas & green beans straight out of garden.

The nose reveals, ripe; blackberries, dark cherries, blue fruit heaven, slightly stewed plums, creamy, black raspberries, strawberries on the high nose and glass edges. Sweet tarriness, anise to black licorice, dry stones, crushed, dry rocks, medium, dark spice, savory, grilled meats, underbrush, limestone & sandstone minerals, steeped tea with beautiful florals of dark red, blue and violets.

The body is round, lush and medium full. The tannins are rounded & well resolved with baby teeth. The structure, tension, length and balance are somewhere around the top of the bell curve with another five years of life ahead. It’s gorgeous as it slides over the palate. Ripe; blackberries, dark cherries, blue fruit heaven, slightly stewed plums, creamy, black raspberries, raspberries & strawberries. Mid red cola, sweet tarriness, anise to black licorice, dry stones, crushed, dry rocks, medium, dark spice with just a touch of heat, savory, smoked, grilled meats, dry tobacco, well worn, softened leather, underbrush, limestone & sandstone minerals, steeped tea with beautiful florals fields of dark, red, blue, violets and soft lavender. The acidity is like a warm, river palate dip. The ripe, juicy, elegant, well balanced finish is delicious and persists a few minutes with excellent florals on the long set.

Photos of; Aerial shot of Domaine De La Janasse, the Galet stones that are a signature of Rhône, Founder of Domaine De La Janasse - Aimé Sabon and their staff at harvest time.

Our main course wine with Kentucky Bourbon chicken skewers, Rosemary potatoes in smoked olive oil with snap peas & green beans straight out of garden.

The nose reveals, ripe; blackberries, dark cherries, blue fruit heaven, slightly stewed plums, creamy, black raspberries, strawberries on the high nose and glass edges. Sweet tarriness, anise to black licorice, dry stones, crushed, dry rocks, medium, dark spice, savory, grilled meats, underbrush, limestone & sandstone minerals, steeped tea with beautiful florals of dark red, blue and violets.

The body is round, lush and medium full. The tannins are rounded & well resolved with baby teeth. The structure, tension, length and balance are somewhere around the top of the bell curve with another five years of life ahead. It’s gorgeous as it slides over the palate. Ripe; blackberries, dark cherries, blue fruit heaven, slightly stewed plums, creamy, black raspberries, raspberries & strawberries. Mid red cola, sweet tarriness, anise to black licorice, dry stones, crushed, dry rocks, medium, dark spice with just a touch of heat, savory, smoked, grilled meats, dry tobacco, well worn, softened leather, underbrush, limestone & sandstone minerals, steeped tea with beautiful florals fields of dark, red, blue, violets and soft lavender. The acidity is like a warm, river palate dip. The ripe, juicy, elegant, well balanced finish is delicious and persists a few minutes with excellent florals on the long set.

Photos of; Aerial shot of Domaine De La Janasse, the Galet stones that are a signature of Rhône, Founder of Domaine De La Janasse - Aimé Sabon and their staff at harvest time.

Aug 4th, 2019
Jay Kline

Not one of my favorite vintages of Janasse. I felt this was a bit flabby and one dimensional. Just, not very interesting and almost came across a touch, cloying? That being said, there is a lot of quality fruit here and some people while probably love the huge core of red and blue fruits.

Not one of my favorite vintages of Janasse. I felt this was a bit flabby and one dimensional. Just, not very interesting and almost came across a touch, cloying? That being said, there is a lot of quality fruit here and some people while probably love the huge core of red and blue fruits.

May 12th, 2019
Gilbert Van Hassel

Vieilles vignes 2013. Powerful, peppery and fwd red fruit. High minerality. Great effort

Vieilles vignes 2013. Powerful, peppery and fwd red fruit. High minerality. Great effort

May 5th, 2019
Meg Herring

Fruit and spice !!! Tastes like fall.

Fruit and spice !!! Tastes like fall.

Jul 28th, 2018
Gilbert Van Hassel

Typical nose of licorice. Very powerful, lot of spices and long finish. Great for an “ordinary” chateauneuf.

Typical nose of licorice. Very powerful, lot of spices and long finish. Great for an “ordinary” chateauneuf.

Jun 4th, 2018
Jay Kline

Brambles, garrigue. Lovely already. 2015 is a vintage to go deep on CdP.

Brambles, garrigue. Lovely already. 2015 is a vintage to go deep on CdP.

Apr 24th, 2018
Rob Brobst III

Stealth power!

Stealth power!

Feb 8th, 2018
Ryan Mullins

2015......BELIEVE the HYPE!

2015......BELIEVE the HYPE!

Oct 4th, 2017
Boris Mathiszik

Wonderful CDP. Paired with tournedo loin of lamb, at Picasso - out of this world.

Wonderful CDP. Paired with tournedo loin of lamb, at Picasso - out of this world.

Sep 12th, 2017
Jordan Wardlaw

Chateauneuf at its most elegant and regal. Bright, spicy raspberry fruit with seductive violet and lavender. Focused and lean with medium tannins and racy, firm minerality. Sublimely fragrant, juicy and light on its feet.

Chateauneuf at its most elegant and regal. Bright, spicy raspberry fruit with seductive violet and lavender. Focused and lean with medium tannins and racy, firm minerality. Sublimely fragrant, juicy and light on its feet.

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