2003 Janasse - Chateauneuf du Pape (Cuvee) Chaupin 750ml

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WA 95   WS 94   IWC 93   Collector 91
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Professional Reviews For This Wine


Wine Advocate | Rating: 95

Even better, the 2003 Chateauneuf du Pape Cuvee Chaupin was smoking good, with awesome herbes de Provence, pepper, garrigue and sweet Grenache-driven fruit. Full-bodied and rich, with sweet tannin, I loved it, and would plan on drinking bottles over the coming couple of years as well.

Author: Jeb Dunnuck
Issue: 214

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Wine Spectator | Rating: 94

Lilting, perfumy style, with alluring violet, raspberry, black cherry and plum notes that glide across the palate. This gains intensity through the finish, picking up the vintage's tarry aspect, yet stays remarkably fresh and Burgundian in style. 1,250 cases made.

Drink Dates: 2006-2020
Author: James Molesworth


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International Wine Cellar | Rating: 93

($55) Bright ruby. Bright aromas of red berries and rhubarb, laced with floral notes of rose and violet. Supple and silky in the mouth, with tangy strawberry, raspberry and mocha flavors lingering through the gentle, sweet, very persistent finish. "My Burgundy," says Sabon.

Author: Josh Raynolds
Issue: Issue 124

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Collector Reviews For This Wine


Rating: 95
Author: fbg
Trust Rating: 90
Tasted On: 06/11/2015
Drink Dates: 2008-2022
Even better, the 2003 Chateauneuf du Pape Cuvee Chaupin was smoking good, with awesome herbes de Provence, pepper, garrigue and sweet Grenache-driven fruit. Full-bodied and rich, with sweet tannin, I loved it, and would plan on drinking bottles over the coming couple of years as well. One of the benchmark estates in the Rhone Valley, Domaine de la Janasse is run by the talented brother/sister pair of Christophe and Isabelle Sabon. Located in the northeastern portion of the region, near Courthezon, they produce an incredible range of wines, from their Vin de Pays, to their Cotes du Rones and world-class Chateauneuf du Papes, all of which are noteworthy. For this tasting, we started with the 1990s and went up through their 2007s. At this point, the '98s through the 2004s are all in varying degrees of full maturity, and drinking brilliantly. In addition, it's also worth pointing out that these wines have the fruit and texture to dish out immense pleasure in their youth, so don't be afraid to crack these new releases either. Both of the 1999s were drinking beautifully, and are up near the top of the vintage. Moving to the 2000s, I found that from this point forward, the wines started to show more freshness and vibrancy. Looking specifically at this vintage, these are still mature wines, yet they're drinking beautifully. Importer: Eric Solomon, European Selections, Charlotte, NC; tel. (704) 358-1565 Importer(s):

Rating: 93
Author: TAs Super Cellar
Trust Rating: 100
Tasted On: 01/26/2014
Very deep red/almost balck colour; strong spicey notes on the nose; very rich and warm on the palate with notes of black cherries and cloves; lovely and not at its peak yet

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Rating: 93
Author: MJM
Trust Rating: 96
Tasted On: 01/09/2012
Excellent but primary...Hold.

1 of 1 people found this review useful.


Rating: 92
Author: Thierry27
Trust Rating: 99
Tasted On: 09/01/2012
Sweet nose, rich, grenache at its best. Can last many more years.

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Rating: 88
Author: DartAdam
Trust Rating: 100
Tasted On: 08/17/2012
Drink Dates: 2012-2018
I am a Janasse fan but this bottle was only ok compared to many others I've had. Very berry and almost overly so. Nose was complex but the wine itself seemed to be a bit less so. Still quite good but not the normal level I expect from Janasse.

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Average rating: 94, based on 8 reviews
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1161 bottles owned by 292 collectors.

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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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Wine Varietal: Rhone Blend


"Rhone blends" are typically red wines comprised of Syrah, Grenache, and Mourvedre in varying proportions. However, the red blends may also include any of the traditional varieties grown in the Rhone Valley such as the 14 allowed in the Chateauneuf-du-Pape appellation. There are also Rhone blend roses which use the same varieties as their red counterparts. White Rhone blends are typically some combination of Marsanne, Roussanne, Viognier, Grenache blanc, and lesser varieties.

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