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Community Tasting Notes (1) Avg Score: 92 points

  • Brought a few back from the domaine in '99, and for a long time I wasn't enamoured of the results at home. It was clearly evolving though, and by final bottle in Jan '06 had really flowered in terms of mouthfeel: an age-only variant of smoothness and fullness, plus sufficient acidity to make it vital. The flavours were of a lesser vintage... and of the wine's remarkable concentration. Burnt caramel, cherry-jam and liquid pepper. Only minor liqueur (thank goodness), plum (ditto) and some minerality. Was good drinking, and its special mature qualities ultimately showed it as genuinely grand wine.

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  • By Stephen Tanzer
    January/February 2000, IWC Issue #88, (See more on Vinous...)

    (Domaine de la Janasse Chateauneuf du Pape Vieilles Vignes) Subscribe to see review text.

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