2010 Domaine de la Janasse Châteauneuf-du-Pape Vieilles Vignes

Red Rhone Blend

  • France
  • Rhône
  • Southern Rhône
  • Châteauneuf-du-Pape

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Community Tasting Note

  • Wine Fool Likes this wine: (100 points)

    July 8, 2013 - This wine has it all--in spades! Decanted four hours. The color is very deep purple. Even after the long decant, the aromas emerge slowly with vigorous swirling. On display is the full panoply of primary scents—cherries, plums, violets, garrigue, rosemary, licorice, sage, coffee and just the suggestion of animal. The flavors (again plums, cherries and coffee) are huge and deep and are balanced by cutting acidity and sweet tannins. This is some big stuff and the finish lasts a minute. Despite its size and weight the wine is neither heavy nor tiring. It remains lithe and lissome. Perfect. Wish I had ten cases just for myself.

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  • cr84 commented:

    7/8/13, 8:07 AM - Thanks for the three notes on the top notch 2010 Chateauneuf du Pape; it's great reading that the plague about CdP love spreads ;-)!

    Among the three wines you've tasted, I consider that the Aieul is the most approachable one, although all three show a glorious potential!

    Keep on drinking/posting!

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