Young. Very ripe; long finish, spicy. Improves after a 1.5 - 2 hour decant, but deteriorates in the third hour. Slightly below expectation in terms of balance and elegance. Quite powerful; you'd probably like more it if you tend to agree with Parker. Perhaps time will help. If I had another bottle, I'd hold it another 2-4 years. Good with lamb (well duh!)
Un nez suave de confiture de mûres, de romarin. La bouche est ronde et fraiche, mûre, sucrée, voluptueuse, avec des tanins tendres. Encore jeune mais bien ouvert. Un style riche et presque over-the-top, comme souvent, mais c'est gourmand et savoureux. 92 ps
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(Domaine de la Janasse Châteauneuf du Pape Cuvée Chaupin) This cuvée is 100% Grenache and comes from a single vineyard which Isabelle Sabon describes as having colder soils which do better in warmer vintages. The nose has the scent of charred and smoky wood, charcoal even, with a sweet, raisined and pruney style of fruit. A big sweet and creamy texture, with liquorice and cough mixture alongside the baked fruit. This doesn't appeal to me.