Domaine de la Janasse Chaupin Châteauneuf-du-Pape 2012

Grenache Blend

—VINTAGES#: 401505
Domaine de la Janasse Chaupin Châteauneuf-du-Pape 2012
The 2012 Châteauneuf du Pape Cuvee Chaupin, which I was able to taste (and drink) from multiple bottles, is a beautiful Grenache that comes from the cooler, northeastern edge of the appellation. Coming almost all from the Chapouin lieu-dit (it gets a small bit from La Janasse), it gives up the classic notes of black berries, spring flowers, violets, and licorice that I always seem to find in this cuvee. Building nicely on the palate, it is medium to full-bodied, beautifully textured, has tons of sweet fruit and solid, if not firm, tannin that come out on the finish. It will be better in another couple of years and have 15+ years of overall longevity.In case you haven't been following any of the Wine Advocate reports over the past decade, Domaine de La Janasse, under the leadership of siblings Christophe and Isabelle Sabon, is one of the top two or three estates in the Southern Rhône. In addition to excelling in the top years, this estate also excels in the more difficult vintages. Looking at their 2013s, these were harvested around the October 18th. They have uncommon depth and richness in the vintage, beautifully sweet tannin, and will certainly be some of the top wines in the vintage. The 2012s also check in near the top of the hierarchy. Drink: 2017-2027. Score - 94. (Jeb Dunnuck, robertparker.com, Oct. 2014)
$105.00

Product Details

Release Date:
March 5, 2015
750 mL bottle
Alcohol/Vol
15.0%
Made in:
Rhône, France
By:
Domaine De La Janasse
Sugar Content:
7 g/L
Sweetness Descriptor:
XD - Extra Dry
Style:
Full-bodied & Smooth
Varietal:
Grenache Blend

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