A stylish and simply delicious Chateauneuf from the famous Sabon family's estate, Domaine Janasse. Glossy, perfumed fruit couples with silky richness and a fine-earth mineral touch, bringing gentle complexity and completeness to the nose and palate. Seamless quality and perfect appeal, this is vintage Janasse quality.
Domaine de la Janasse was established in 1973 by Aimé Sabon. Brother and sister team of Christophe and Isabelle Sabon continue to work wonders at Janasse, and farm 80 hectares of vineyards spread over a number of wine appellations: Châteauneuf du Pâpe, which is all located in the north-east of the appellation in the commune of Courthézon to be precise, Côtes du Rhône, Côtes du Rhône Village, but also Vin de Pays de la Principauté d'Orange and Vin de table. Concrete tanks are used for the Grenache and oak for the Syrah and Mourvèdre; in other words, everything is fairly traditional; it is the quality of the raw materials which is so impressive.
93/00 Matt Wells, Decanter (2019 Vintage)
"Full but not heavy, all very well integrated and well balanced. A powerful wine, that has everything in quantity: fruit, freshness, tannin, focus, alcohol and length. A muscle car of a Châteauneuf."
17.5+/20 Alistair Cooper MW, JancisRobinson.com (2019 Vintage)
"Cask sample. Tasted blind. Vivid and expressive nose – bags of dark blackberry fruit with dried fig and a dense dark mineral note. Sweet and ripe with finely tuned tannins and a rich fruit-packed mid palate – good freshness keeps this lively and carries it to a long rich and fresh finish. Very accomplished."
93/100 Jeb Dunnuck (2019 Vintage)
"Leading off the 2019 Châteauneuf du Papes, the 2019 Châteauneuf Du Pape reveals a ruby/purple, almost opaque hue to go with a beautifully Provençal, medium to full-bodied style as well as classy notes of peppery garrigue, spiced meat, black raspberries, and jammy blackberries. Nicely textured, with a terrific mid-palate as well as a great finish, this is a rock-solid, classic, traditional cuvée from this estate that will be approachable with short-term cellaring and evolve for 15-20 years or more."