2009 Janasse - Chateauneuf du Pape (Cuvee) Chaupin 750ml

France - Southern Rhone - Chateauneuf du Pape/ Red / Rhone Blend
2009 Janasse - Chateauneuf du Pape (Cuvee) Chaupin
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International Wine Cellar | 94

(100% grenache, raised in a combination of foudres and demi-muids): Opaque ruby. Pungent aromas of ripe red and blue fruits show liqueur-like power and depth. Large-scaled, expansive and rich, offering explosive raspberry and boysenberry flavors complemented by baking spices and mocha. Almost shockingly lively for such a big wine, finishing with impressive thrust and lingering florality. This wine tips the scales at almost 16% alcohol but I don't get any heat.

Author: Josh Raynolds
Issue: Issue 160

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Wine Advocate | 98

One of my favorites was already the 2009 Chateauneuf du Pape Chaupin (which is always aged in foudres and 600-liter demi-muids, two-thirds in the former and one-third in the latter) and this wine has really put on richness and intensity since I tasted it last year. An absolutely magnificent wine, it scored a good four points higher this year, and it is unusual for me to vary that much from one tasting to the next. Tipping the scales at 15% natural alcohol, this dense purple wine has noble sweetness and an extraordinary concentration of lavender, black cherry liqueur, licorice, and minerality. Full-bodied, with silky tannins, a multi-dimensional, unctuously textured, voluptuous palate and a stunning finish, this wine is outrageously delicious and a phenomenal expression of old-vine Grenache. It should drink well for up to 20+ years.

Drink Dates: 2011-2031
Author: Robert Parker
Issue: 197

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Wine Spectator | 94

Mouthfilling from the start, with loads of plum sauce, linzer and crushed cherry flavors backed by mouthwatering licorice and roasted spice notes. There's plenty of grip on the finish, with plum skin, pepper, pastis and graphite all chiming in.

Drink Dates: 2013-2023
Author: James Molesworth


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Score: 91
Author: DartAdam
Trust Rating: 100
Tasted On: 10/05/2012
Drink Dates: 2015-2026
Impressive nose, big bursting berry flavors and good muscle. This is young and needs time but I wanted to try one to note how it changes. Classic Janasse profile with the syrupy Grenache. Tannins were lighter than I expected.

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More Vintages and Sizes of Janasse - Chateauneuf du Pape (Cuvee) Chaupin:

2010 (750ml)

About This Producer


Up until 1973, patriarch and proprietor Aime Sabon sold the entire production of this estate to cooperatives. In 1991, his son Christophe took over the running of the Domaine La Janasse, named after a family camp in Courthezon. The grapes that go into the "Cuvee Chaupin" come from a parcel of vines planted in 1912 and produce the pure, graceful, yet opulent and firmly structured wines for which the domaine has become renowned. Roughly a quarter of these wines are AOC Chateauneuf du Pape.

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