2007 Domaine de la Janasse Châteauneuf-du-Pape Vieilles Vignes Châteauneuf-du-Pape Rhône France Wine Tasting Note

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2007 Domaine de la Janasse Vieilles Vignes  (Châteauneuf-du-Pape) 94
Rich, lush, opulent, and jammy, there is intensity, length, volume, and multiple layers of ripe, very ripe, and over-ripe fruits with the beginnings of touches of figs in every sniff and sip. Drink from 2022-2027.

Rich, lush, opulent, and jammy, there is intensity, length, volume, and multiple layers of ripe, very ripe, and over-ripe fruits with the beginnings of touches of figs in every sniff and sip. Drink from 2022-2027.

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Earthy, ripe, dense and rich, the wine is concentrated with fresh, ripe, very ripe and extremely ripe dark red berries, licorice and spice. This is long, opulent and intense. Still young, this should be even better with a few more years of bottle age.

Earthy, ripe, dense and rich, the wine is concentrated with fresh, ripe, very ripe and extremely ripe dark red berries, licorice and spice. This is long, opulent and intense. Still young, this should be even better with a few more years of bottle age.

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Served blind, this was a winner from the first moment. Deep, dark and packed with copious amounts of black cherry, earth, animal, pepper, spice and a faint hint of vanilla, the fireworks really kicked off when the met my palate. Thick, intense, mouth filling and opulent, the sensuous, rich finish left an impression with all its layers of supple, fleshy black cherries. Drink this, or age it. This is pure bottled pleasure.

Served blind, this was a winner from the first moment. Deep, dark and packed with copious amounts of black cherry, earth, animal, pepper, spice and a faint hint of vanilla, the fireworks really kicked off when the met my palate. Thick, intense, mouth filling and opulent, the sensuous, rich finish left an impression with all its layers of supple, fleshy black cherries. Drink this, or age it. This is pure bottled pleasure.

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2007 Janasse VV From 85% old vine Grenache, 10% Syrah and 5% Mourvedre, this powerful, intense, deep colored wine is filled with licorice, pepper, kirsch, strawberry and black raspberry jam. On the palate, this is no shy wallflower of a wine. It’s thick, rich and incredibly concentrated. Think of it as melted essence of Chateauneuf du Pape.

2007 Janasse VV From 85% old vine Grenache, 10% Syrah and 5% Mourvedre, this powerful, intense, deep colored wine is filled with licorice, pepper, kirsch, strawberry and black raspberry jam. On the palate, this is no shy wallflower of a wine. It’s thick, rich and incredibly concentrated. Think of it as melted essence of Chateauneuf du Pape.

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When to Drink Domaine Janasse, Anticipated Maturity, Decanting Time

Domaine Janasse is best when the wine is decanted for about 1-2 hours. This allows the wine to soften and open its perfume. Older vintages might need very little decanting, just enough to remove the sediment.

Domaine Janasse is usually better with 4-6 years of bottle age. Of course that can vary slightly, depending on the vintage. In the best vintages the wine should be consumed within 4-18 years after the vintage.

Serving Domaine Janasse with Wine, Food Pairing Tips

Domaine Janasse is best served at 15.5 degrees Celsius, 60 degrees Fahrenheit. The cool, almost cellar temperature gives the wine more freshness and lift.

Domaine Janasse is best served with all types of classic meat dishes, veal, pork, beef, lamb, duck, game, roast chicken, roasted, braised, stewed dishes, sausage, barbecue and cassoulet. Domaine Janasse is also good with Asian dishes, hearty fish courses like tuna, mushrooms pasta, eggplant, cheese and tomatoes.

The white wine of Domaine Janasse is best served with a myriad of different seafood dishes, shellfish, crab, lobster, sushi, sashimi, chicken, pork and veal, as well as Asian cuisine.

If you're at Domaine Janasse, here is a little secret for you. Janasse also produces a very small amount of a Vin de Paille that is only sold at the property. It's a fun dessert wine that's worth purchasing. I wish I had purchased more. Oh well... there's always next time.

The Sabon family also owns an additional 40 hectares of vines in the Cotes du Rhone appellation where they produce 3 red Cotes du Rhone and 1 white Cotes du Rhone wine, along with red and white IGP wines.

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