Domaine de la Janasse

Vieilles Vignes Châteauneuf-du-Pape Red Rhone Blend

9.2516 ratings
9.2125 pro ratings
Châteauneuf-du-Pape, Southern Rhône, Rhône, France
Red Rhone Blend
Tomato-Based, Pasta, Salami & Prosciutto, Mushrooms, Onion, Pungent Cheese, Venison, Hard Cheese, Lamb, Pork, Beef
Top Notes For
Gilbert Van Hassel

The wine is old, orange in color, according to Parker drink within 7 to 8 years. This wine is 24 years old and still enjoyable. Still 8 bottles left, time for some cocq au vin and some ragu.

The wine is old, orange in color, according to Parker drink within 7 to 8 years. This wine is 24 years old and still enjoyable. Still 8 bottles left, time for some cocq au vin and some ragu.

May 20th, 2020
Elizabeth

Pronounced nose with liquored cherries, meat and herbs. Juicy cherries burst in your mouth with a pang of alcohol and acidity hits. Spices and herbs mix with a bit of meat. Tannins start to build after a while, which is welcoming to add some structure.

Pronounced nose with liquored cherries, meat and herbs. Juicy cherries burst in your mouth with a pang of alcohol and acidity hits. Spices and herbs mix with a bit of meat. Tannins start to build after a while, which is welcoming to add some structure.

Sep 21st, 2019
Matt Lasater

Lovely, soil driven with plenty of grace and charm. A more fine and focused example from Janasse, who’s wines I usually find on the more contemporary side of things. Red fruited with lovely notes of warm stones, animal, garrigue and flowers. Approachable and full of joy like many ‘14s, very soft tannin

Lovely, soil driven with plenty of grace and charm. A more fine and focused example from Janasse, who’s wines I usually find on the more contemporary side of things. Red fruited with lovely notes of warm stones, animal, garrigue and flowers. Approachable and full of joy like many ‘14s, very soft tannin

Jul 6th, 2019
Bill Bender

Blind Rhône’s from Saturday. Many of us thought this was a domestic creation, perhaps Paso Robles. It reminded me of an overdone Linne Calodo rising tides. High alcohol with accompanying heat, disjointed and disappointing.

Blind Rhône’s from Saturday. Many of us thought this was a domestic creation, perhaps Paso Robles. It reminded me of an overdone Linne Calodo rising tides. High alcohol with accompanying heat, disjointed and disappointing.

Jun 16th, 2019
Mike R
9.6

En mag

En mag

Apr 15th, 2019
"Odedi"

Dark ruby in color with a wide dark brick rim.

Earthy nose of blueberries, cherries, licorice, oak, earth, forest floor, green vegetables, graphite, spices, bitter herbs, river rocks and black pepper.

Medium bodied with medium acidity and long legs.

Dry on the palate with cherries, raspberries, currants, oak, tobacco leaf, spices, graphite, bitter herbs, black tea, wet leaves, vinaigrette and peppercorn.

Medium plus on the finish with fine grained tannins and tangy raspberries.

This 7 year old Châteauneuf-du-Pape is drinking nicely now, even though this was not a good vintage, and will continue to drink nicely in the next 5 years.

Showing nice complexity and a great mouthfeel. Very earthy with some old closet notes 😁

Needs an hour to open up properly. Nice and enjoyable with nice balance.

Good by itself as a sipping wine by the porch and a good food wine too. I paired it with a charcuterie board of meats and cheeses.

Robert Parker 91 points.

A blend of 85% Grenache, 10% Syrah and the rest, Cinsault and Mourvedre.

15.5% alcohol by volume.

89 points.

Dark ruby in color with a wide dark brick rim.

Earthy nose of blueberries, cherries, licorice, oak, earth, forest floor, green vegetables, graphite, spices, bitter herbs, river rocks and black pepper.

Medium bodied with medium acidity and long legs.

Dry on the palate with cherries, raspberries, currants, oak, tobacco leaf, spices, graphite, bitter herbs, black tea, wet leaves, vinaigrette and peppercorn.

Medium plus on the finish with fine grained tannins and tangy raspberries.

This 7 year old Châteauneuf-du-Pape is drinking nicely now, even though this was not a good vintage, and will continue to drink nicely in the next 5 years.

Showing nice complexity and a great mouthfeel. Very earthy with some old closet notes 😁

Needs an hour to open up properly. Nice and enjoyable with nice balance.

Good by itself as a sipping wine by the porch and a good food wine too. I paired it with a charcuterie board of meats and cheeses.

Robert Parker 91 points.

A blend of 85% Grenache, 10% Syrah and the rest, Cinsault and Mourvedre.

15.5% alcohol by volume.

89 points.

Dec 19th, 2018
Shay A
9.6

Part 1 of the final and main event for the Fall WNH. The most spectacular lineup of wines I’ve ever seen, and an overall wonderful ending to an amazing trip with fantastic people.

En mag and insane. So ripe and rich...and definitely young! Wow. Baked blueberry pie, fresh squeezed blackberries, cassis, and dark cocoa on the nose. Massive on the palate with dark fruit, licorice, and dates. Only toward the end did I get an herbal spice on the finish. Probably the best CdP I’ve ever tasted. Killer,
@Mike R !

Part 1 of the final and main event for the Fall WNH. The most spectacular lineup of wines I’ve ever seen, and an overall wonderful ending to an amazing trip with fantastic people.

En mag and insane. So ripe and rich...and definitely young! Wow. Baked blueberry pie, fresh squeezed blackberries, cassis, and dark cocoa on the nose. Massive on the palate with dark fruit, licorice, and dates. Only toward the end did I get an herbal spice on the finish. Probably the best CdP I’ve ever tasted. Killer,
@Mike R !

Nov 13th, 2018
Shay A
9.4

Another Wednesday Wine Committee lunch, this time hosted by my buddy @Will Adams ! As always, all wines tasted blind.

This was really nice. Black pepper, blackberry, spice, potpourri like aromatics. Drinking well now but will be even better in a few years. My guess was Grenache which was correct but assumed it was new world from the ripeness. Always confuse young wines for new world!

Another Wednesday Wine Committee lunch, this time hosted by my buddy @Will Adams ! As always, all wines tasted blind.

This was really nice. Black pepper, blackberry, spice, potpourri like aromatics. Drinking well now but will be even better in a few years. My guess was Grenache which was correct but assumed it was new world from the ripeness. Always confuse young wines for new world!

Aug 15th, 2018
Jay Kline

Tasted next to the 2014 Charvin. This was obviously dark fruited in comparison...and perhaps a bit more ripe? Not quite as tannic. The future isn’t quite as clear on this one but it’s certainly a fine glass at this moment in them.

Tasted next to the 2014 Charvin. This was obviously dark fruited in comparison...and perhaps a bit more ripe? Not quite as tannic. The future isn’t quite as clear on this one but it’s certainly a fine glass at this moment in them.

Aug 13th, 2018
Lee Pitofsky

Magnum from the great ‘01 vintage, full bodied and concentrated with notes of raspberries, boysenberry, black plum, spices and roasted savory herbs. Excellent balance of power and elegance.

Magnum from the great ‘01 vintage, full bodied and concentrated with notes of raspberries, boysenberry, black plum, spices and roasted savory herbs. Excellent balance of power and elegance.

May 19th, 2018