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2016 Janasse - Chateauneuf du Pape Cuvee XXL

FRANCE / RHÔNE / CHÂTEAUNEUF-DU-PAPE
  • 100 WA
  • 94 IWC
  • Variety
    Red Rhône Blend

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SKU: 494643-2016-1500-1A
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 100

    Only the second vintage of this cuvée ever to be produced (the other is 2007), the 2016 Chateauneuf du Pape XXL is about 75% Grenache, with the rest a mix of permitted varieties. It incorporates "a lot" of whole clusters and matured in demi-muid. It was bottled in May but will likely only be released in November, says Christophe Sabon. Classy aromas of crushed stone, pencil shavings and baking spices start it off on a terrific note, while ripe raspberries and stone fruit unfold on the full-bodied palate. Contrary to the implications of its name, this wine boasts incredible finesse, elegance and length and is in fact more impressive for those qualities than its overall size, power and richness. It will certainly open a few eyes.
    Drink Dates: 2020 - 2040
    Author: Joe Czerwinski
    Issue: 238
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  • 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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    Collector Data For This Wine

    • 39 bottles owned
    • 18 collectors