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Domaine de la Janasse

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2016 Domaine de la Janasse  (Châteauneuf-du-Pape) 92

Already delicious, the wine is richly textured, with loads of peppery, slightly jammy, fresh, peppery fruits. The lush finish is juicy, fruity, round and sweet. The wine was made from blending 65% Grenache, 20% Syrah, 10% Mourvedre and 5% Cinsault.

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2016 Domaine de la Janasse Vieilles Vignes  (Châteauneuf-du-Pape) 99

Deeply colored, this is incredibly concentrated. The wine is fleshy, silky and palate staining. The fruit coats your palate, but it's never heavy, or overblown. Instead, everything is in balance. The richly textured wine has polish, length and purity, along with a sexy style and a finish that you cannot stop tasting, staying with you for over 50 seconds! The wine is a blend of 85% Grenache, 10% Syrah and 5%Mourvedre.

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2016 Domaine de la Janasse Cuvée Chaupin  (Châteauneuf-du-Pape) 96

Smoky, fleshy and flashy, the wine is filled with layers of polished, perfectly, ripe, juicy sweet, fresh, vibrant, peppery plums and cherries. Full bodied, lush and rich, this is just great now and is only going to get better with age! The wine is made using 100% old vine Grenache.

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2015 Domaine de la Janasse  (Châteauneuf-du-Pape) 91

Richly textured, forward in style with a juicy, sweet, dark red berry, smoke and earthy blend of aromatics. Round, open and spicy, this will be fun to taste young, as its brothers and sisters demand some time in the cellar.

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2015 Domaine de la Janasse Cuvée Chaupin  (Châteauneuf-du-Pape) 93

Fleshy, round and polished, with ample, sweet, plums and ripe cherries, the 100% Grenache based wine is full bodied, concentrated, richly textured and loaded with sweet fruits in the finish.

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2015 Domaine de la Janasse Vieilles Vignes  (Châteauneuf-du-Pape) 96

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.

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2014 Domaine de la Janasse  (Châteauneuf-du-Pape) 90

An elegant charmer that delivers a blast of fresh, sweet, kirsch and spice in a, round, forward style that was produced from a blend of 60% Grenache, 15% Mourvedre and 15% Syrah.

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2014 Domaine de la Janasse Cuvée Chaupin  (Châteauneuf-du-Pape) 92

Made using 100% Grenache, the wine is forward, fresh and fun to drink with its sweet, juicy, kirsch and wild raspberry profile, polished, round, textures and spicy finish.

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2014 Domaine de la Janasse Vieilles Vignes  (Châteauneuf-du-Pape) 93

Richly textured, with juicy, dark, red berries, spice, a hint of oak, smoke and pepper. There is a refined quality that adds to the elegant nature of the wine.

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2013 Domaine de la Janasse  (Châteauneuf-du-Pape) 90

Medium bodied and soft, this is a finesse style of Janasse, with a sweet, cherry note that leaves a nice impression. Made from blending 65% Grenache, 20% Syrah, 10% Mourvedre and 5% Cinsault.

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2013 Domaine de la Janasse Cuvée Chaupin  (Châteauneuf-du-Pape) 91

From 100% Grenache, this is already approachable, with its medium bodied, soft, silky charms, the fruit is sweet, ripe, fresh and elegant.

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2013 Domaine de la Janasse Vieilles Vignes  (Châteauneuf-du-Pape) 93

Smoke, espresso, black cherries and lush textures create one of the top wines of the vintage, with its lushly textured fruit and thyme filled finish. One of the top wines of the vintage was produced from a blend of 65% Grenache, 20% Mourvedre, 10% Syrah and the remaining 5% consists of various other, allowable grape varieties.

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2012 Domaine de la Janasse Cuvée Chaupin  (Châteauneuf-du-Pape) 94

Silky, polished and fresh, the fruit is sweet, ripe and supple in texture, with a vibrant quality. Made from 100% old vine Grenache, the wine reached 15.5% alcohol.

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2012 Domaine de la Janasse Vieilles Vignes  (Châteauneuf-du-Pape) 96

With a serious depth of flavor, the wine is rich, long and deep, finishing with layers of ripe, sensuous, peppery, sweet black raspberries and pepper. This is a very good wine in any vintage, but it's a real superstar in 2012! From a blend of 80% Grenache, 10% Mourvedre and 10% Syrah, the wine reached 15.5% alcohol.

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2012 Domaine de la Janasse  (Châteauneuf-du-Pape) 92

Using 70% Grenache, 15% Mourvedre and 15% Syrah in the blend, the nose pops with garrigue, mint and kirsch. On the palate, lush, layers of fresh, sweet, ripe cherries and spice carry through.

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2012 Domaine de la Janasse Terre d'Argile  (Côtes du Rhône Villages) 88

With complex notes of fennel, black cherry and mint, the wine is fresh, lively, spicy and herbal. It’s also ready to go.

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2012 Domaine de la Janasse Les Garrigues  (Côtes du Rhône) 89

Black earth cherries and filled with garrigue, as the name implies. The wine is slightly rustic in character. You’re left with a fresh, herbal and sweet kirsch sensation.

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2011 Domaine de la Janasse  (Châteauneuf-du-Pape) 91

Sweet, ripe, silky red berries linger, until more, spicy, fresh fruits make their way into the long, seductive, fruit filled finish.

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2011 Domaine de la Janasse Cuvée Chaupin  (Châteauneuf-du-Pape) 93

Polished and plush, sweet and spicy, this 100% old vine Grenache wine is open, lushly textured and serving up a lot of lusty charm. The wine reached 15.5% alcohol without any touch of heat.

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2011 Domaine de la Janasse Vieilles Vignes  (Châteauneuf-du-Pape) 94

Full bodied, rich and polished, the fruit is fresh, ripe and expresses purity, length and supple textures. Produced from a blend 80% Grenache, 10% Syrah and 10% Mourvedre, the wine reached 15.5 alcohol.

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2010 Domaine de la Janasse Cuvée Chaupin  (Châteauneuf-du-Pape) 97

Screaming notes of intense kirsch with silky, sexy layers of fruit that linger with an impression of purity and ripeness that you just cannot get enough of.

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Tasting this wine is like biting in a massive basket of insanely ripe, black raspberries with spice and washing them down with kirsch liqueur.

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2010 Domaine de la Janasse  (Châteauneuf-du-Pape) 92

Like biting into a basket of black raspberries with fresh herbs. Drink now to enjoy this wine of pleasure.

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The wine is earthy, expressive and filled with jammy, smoky berries, silky textures and layers of sweet, plump, ripe fruits.

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2010 Domaine de la Janasse Vieilles Vignes  (Châteauneuf-du-Pape) 98

Blasts off with a massive, multi-layered dose of fat layers with juicy, sexy fruits. The wine is about silk, ripeness and peppery spices. Tthis coats your mouth while delivering freshness and complexity that makes you think and drink. If you love Chateauneuf du Pape, you need to try a bottle. In the years to come, this could earn a higher score.

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2009 Domaine de la Janasse Vieilles Vignes  (Châteauneuf-du-Pape) 97

Incredibly rich, fat, dense and concentrated, yet there is no heavy texture, as everything is in balance. The wine offers a modern style with some espresso bean, smoke, licorice, black cherry liqueur and blue fruit characteristics. The wine is long and intense. This really leaves a lasting impression in the finish.

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Soft, silky, elegant and sweet, the wine is fresh, long and packed with layers of ripe plum, kirsch and pepper.

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2009 Domaine de la Janasse Cuvée Chaupin  (Châteauneuf-du-Pape) 96

What a beautiful, sexy, sensuous style of Chateauneuf du Pape! Deep, rich, concentrated and opulent in texture, every sip is packed with super ripe, fresh, sweet dark cherries, black raspberries and kirsch. Drink now if you like it young, and there is no reason not to. Or wait 5-10 years for more secondary notes.

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Earthy, peppery black raspberries, plum, kirsch and sweet cherry notes bring you to a juicy, fat, mouthful of fresh dark red fruits that linger.

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2009 Domaine de la Janasse  (Châteauneuf-du-Pape) 91

Soft, elegant and delivering the essence of fresh, sweet red berries, this delivers a fresh blast of Grenache in every sip.

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2007 Domaine de la Janasse Vieilles Vignes  (Châteauneuf-du-Pape) 97

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.

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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.

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2007 Domaine de la Janasse  (Châteauneuf-du-Pape) 90

Elegant, medium/full bodied, soft, sweet and ready to go. This charming Chateauneuf du Pape drinks great now with little effort.

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Filled with earthy, jammy blackberries and hints of coffee bean. 60% Grenache blended with equal parts Syrah and Mourvedre, the Syrah seems some oak again, which adds the coffee element. Thick and rich, but the finish on this bottle was short. Perhaps this was not a perfect bottle

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2007 Domaine de la Janasse Cuvée Chaupin  (Châteauneuf-du-Pape) 96

Rich, pure and intense, this concentrated wine is packed with lush, ripe, sweet, fresh dark red berries, earth, licorice, garrigue, pepper. You can drink this now, or age it. Either way, it's a treat.

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Truffle, sweet kirsch and peppery fruit couple with fresh, chocolate covered black raspberries and soft, fat, rich textures to produce a delicious tasting experience.

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This hedonistic bottle of pleasure is ready to go. Every swirl, sniff and sip is packed with a blend of ripe, very ripe and over ripe deep, dark, peppery berries, jam, earth and spice. Lush in texture, full bodied and long, I love this style of Chateauneuf du Pape!

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This 100% old vine Grenache based wine is filled with sweet, jammy cherries, black raspberries, pepper, licorice, garrigue, and kirsch. Long, rich, dense and lush, this intense, sublime Chateauneuf du Pape is drinking well now and like previous vintages, should improve and add complexity over the next several years.

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Fresh ground pepper, gariggue, licorice, camphor, stone, black cherry jam and smoke filled my nose with its pungent aromatics. This lusty, concentrated wine ends with a long, spicy, rich, blackberry and jammy strawberry filled finish. This is the best vintage of Chaupin I have tasted yet.

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2007 Domaine de la Janasse Cuvée XXL  (Châteauneuf-du-Pape) 99

Even better than when I last tasted this about a year ago, this is mind blowing juice in every sense of the word! There is so much ripe fruit here, it coats your teeth, mouth and gums. This is no shy sister here. The juice is pure liqueur of Grenache! What makes this wine a stunner is that even though the level of concentration is almost off the charts, everything is in balance. The finish must last for at least 60 seconds. It's not exactly graceful, or elegant, but it's a beautiful, memorable expression of 2007 Chateauneuf du Pape. Less than 5 barrels were produced, so it is going to be hard to find over the coming years.

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I never thought I'd taste a bottle of this bad boy. When I heard this was coming to the same dinner I was, I was already salivating. Deep in color, the wine is pure intensity in every sense of the word. The fruits were ripe, very ripe and overripe. Sweet, jammy, lush and powerful, yet balanced. There is a fig and raisin component that some tasters will not like. And if I was being critical, there was a touch heat in the 16.5% finish. But who cares? There was this incredible wealth of fruit that coats your palate, stains your teeth and makes you smile!

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2006 Domaine de la Janasse Vieilles Vignes  (Châteauneuf-du-Pape) 95

Rich, intense, youthful and packed with kirsch, blackberry liqueur, spice, fennel and garrigue, with 30 minutes of air, the wine is starting to drink well. With a few more years of bottle age, it should be even better.

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2006 Domaine de la Janasse Cuvée Chaupin  (Châteauneuf-du-Pape) 93

Silky, soft, plush and polished, there is a lot of sweet, juicy, kirsch packed into every sip in this open wine.

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2005 Domaine de la Janasse Cuvée Chaupin  (Châteauneuf-du-Pape) 94

Just a beauty and showing in the sweet spot, the wine delivers fresh, ripe, sweet, red fruits, hints of pepper, espresso and underbrush. On the palate, the wine is lushly textured and leaves you with ample kirsch in the end note.

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With beautiful, plush, round, fat textures and spicy kirsch, strawberry jam, earth, cherries, pepper, herb and spice notes, the wine is almost overflowing with the lusty qualities found in the best Chateauneuf du Pape’s and it’s drinking perfectly today.

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2003 Domaine de la Janasse Vieilles Vignes  (Châteauneuf-du-Pape) 94

Thick, rich and opulent in texture, the wine offers notes of jam, licorice, garrigue, kirsch liqueur, pepper and smoke. This hedonistically styled, packed and stacked Chateauneuf du Pape, produced from 85% old vine Grenache is drinking great today.

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2001 Domaine de la Janasse Cuvée Chaupin  (Châteauneuf-du-Pape) 90

Past maturity and starting to fade, you are going to want to consume your bottles much sooner than later. The color has grown more pale and while there is still sweet kirsch, pepper and garrigue, the wine is much lighter than it was a few years ago.

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Drinking at peak, this wine is filled with licorice, garrigue, jammy black raspberries, pepper, kirsch and spice box notes. Rich, multi-layered, plush and lush, the wine tastes great and feels just as good on the palate. Do not hesitate to pop a cork.

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2001 Domaine de la Janasse Vieilles Vignes  (Châteauneuf-du-Pape) 96

Rich, deep complex, but decidedly modern in style, jammy fruits, licorice, smoke, oak, pepper, earth and liqueur scents, luscious textures and a long, sweet, lush, oaky, kirsch and black raspberry finish.

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2000 Domaine de la Janasse Cuvée Chaupin  (Châteauneuf-du-Pape) 95

Jammy blackberries, pepper, fresh market herbs, black raspberry, earth and kirsch pop the moment the wine hits the glass. Rich, concentrated and filled with dark, ripe berries, jam, pepper, spice and kirsch, this concentrated, lush, intense wine is in the perfect spot today.

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1999 Domaine de la Janasse Vieilles Vignes  (Châteauneuf-du-Pape) 89

Light in color, fully mature, or even a little bit past fully mature as the fruit is slowing fading. The wine offers soft, bright cherries and is slightly herbaceous in character. This requires consumption sooner than later.

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1998 Domaine de la Janasse Vieilles Vignes  (Châteauneuf-du-Pape) 96

What a nice surprise. Until this tasting, this has not been my favorite Chateauneuf du Pape. But that changed with this bottle! It took almost 14 years, but clearly, it was worth the wait, even if it was my last bottle. With a deep color that made me think this wine was only a few years old, intense aromas of licorice, garrigue, black plums, cherries, kirsch, pepper, earth and spice, the offered an explosion of flavor and sensuous, deep textures. The long, concentrated finish delivered layers of lush, pure, ripe, spicy, dark berries.

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The wine offers wood, ripe back fruit, jam, pepper and herbal aromatics. This powerful wine is filled with ripe, jammy fruit and spice. But the oak distracted from the wine. In this case in both the nose and in the mouth. People who like this style will rate probably rate it higher.

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1998 Domaine de la Janasse Cuvée Chaupin  (Châteauneuf-du-Pape) 94

98 Janasse Chaupin offers fresh black pepper, garrigue, kirsch, smoke, Provencal herbs, jam and mineral aromas. This ripe, suave, rich, delicious wine fills your mouth with ripe jammy black raspberries, kirsch and pepper. Fully mature and throwing a touch of heat, I'd drink my remaining bottle over the next 2-3 years if I had any left. Sadly, this was number 12 from the original case I purchased on release.

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Stellar combination of ripe, red and dark berries, jam and elegant textures. This might not improve much. But, who cares? It' so good now and will continue delivering ample pleasure for several years.

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Pepper, kirsch, menthol, spices and licorice tones pop from the glass! Very thick, concentrated and balanced with velvet tannins and textures.

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1001 Domaine de la Janasse Les Raisins Perdus  (Southern Rhône) 84

Not overly complex, with nice, ripe apricots, oranges, honey and chalk, but quite low in acidity. Still, it was fun to drink this rare wine, as it is not sold commercially, and is only available at the domaine.

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