Red

2008 Domaine de la Janasse Châteauneuf-du-Pape

Red Rhone Blend

  • France
  • Rhône
  • Southern Rhône
  • Châteauneuf-du-Pape
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Community Tasting Notes 39

  • Håkan_Olof wrote:

    June 28, 2020 - Svingott

  • Mossrose Likes this wine: 91 points

    November 18, 2019 - The inclement weather of 2008 led Janasse to skip making the Chaupin. They used those grapes for their basic CDP. It's certainly not quite as intense in color and flavor as good vintage Chaupin but I'm glad to have to have a few bottles! Garrigue, plenty of red fruit-interestingly, there is some framboise du bois. Well balanced. Nice tannins still. And these are my notes after the bottle has been open for two days.

  • Purslane Likes this wine: 92 points

    December 11, 2018 - The Janasse basic Chateauneuf du Pape was the bottling especially worth buying in the 2008 vintage, because the old vines and best blocks that normally went into the premium top cuvees went instead into the basic bottling. While the 2008 harvest do not achieve the superb quality of the best vintages, the quality was still better than the leftovers after the top cuvees skimmed off the best grapes. The color is is dark ruby but short of opaque, with inviting aromas of raspberry and blackberry. The sip is replete with bright fruit, refreshing acidity, and drying tannin that has no bitterness or unripeness. Although more elegant than powerful, the wine got significantly richer and better integrated by the 3rd day open. Overall, one of the top 2 wines of 7 served on the table with lunch and dinner, that we kept coming back to for more.

  • TwoSmoochies wrote: 86 points

    September 18, 2016 - A bit over-cooked

  • CHINACAT wrote: 90 points

    August 13, 2016 - Better than I expected, considering the vintage. Nice nose. Ripe dark fruit, with some good acidity and remaining structure, and good balance. Ready now, but should hold up well for several years more years.

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Vinous

  • By Josh Raynolds
    March/April 2011, IWC Issue #155 (link)

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JebDunnuck.com

  • By Jeb Dunnuck
    A focus on Châteauneuf-du-Pape, Issue #5, 8/31/2010 (link)

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Vinous

  • By Josh Raynolds
    January/February 2010, IWC Issue #148 (link)

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  • By Jancis Robinson, MW
    11/10/2009 (link)

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Winedoctor

  • By Chris Kissack
    March 2010 (link) 16.5+ points

    (Domaine de la Janasse Châteauneuf du Pape Cuvée Tradition) This is 70% Grenache and 15% each Syrah and Mourvèdre. Not that expressive on the nose, although it does relax into a youthful liquorice and cherry character. Supple fruit on the palate, with a rather confit style. Rather grippy too, to say the least. Good but it does have a very typical style of fruit that doesn't thoroughly appeal.

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2008
  • Type Red
  • Producer Domaine de la Janasse
  • Varietal Red Rhone Blend
  • Designation n/a
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country France
  • Region Rhône
  • SubRegion Southern Rhône
  • Appellation Châteauneuf-du-Pape

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  • In Cellars 394 (54%)
  • Consumed 329 (46%)

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