2005 Janasse - Chateauneuf du Pape Vieilles Vignes 750ml

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Professional Reviews For This Wine


Wine Advocate | Rating: 98

One of the true superstars in the vintage, the Sabon's 2005 Chateauneuf du Pape Cuvee Vieilles Vignes is deeper and richer than the cuvee Chaupin, yet stays just as balanced, fresh and drinkable. Loaded with notes of ripe black fruits, smoked herbs, smoked meats and licorice, it has full-bodied richness and power, a deep, decadent texture and beautifully integrated acidity which keeps it pure, lively and fresh. It's another incredible wine from this estate that will continue to thrill for a decade.

Drink Dates: 2015-2025
Author: Jeb Dunnuck
Issue: 217

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Wine Spectator | Rating: 97

Has a gorgeous mouthfeel, with intense, racy layers of boysenberry, raspberry ganache and fig that pump along velvety tannins while notes of Turkish coffee, mocha, fruitcake and chocolate fill in the background. The superlong finish flaunts power and depth, but stays pure and refined.

Drink Dates: 2007-2032
Author: James Molesworth


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International Wine Cellar | Rating: 96

($119) Opaque ruby. Remarkably pure raspberry, boysenberry and floral aromas are eerily similar to a great Vosne-Romanee, with an exotic array of floral and incense qualities adding complexity. Uncanny for its combination of depth, sweetness and finesse, with suave minerality building exponentially through the finish. Flat-out stunning wine, and one of the greatest examples of young Chateauneuf I have ever tasted. I can't wait to actually drink it.

Author: Josh Raynolds
Issue: Issue 136

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Collector Reviews For This Wine


Rating: 98
Author: dave1161
Trust Rating: 13
Tasted On: 12/24/2008

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Rating: 95
Author: Benjamin H550
Trust Rating: 97
Tasted On: 09/07/2010
Open and decanted to 2hr, rebottle and in the fridge over night. Massive wine, explosion of berries and primary fruit. Virtually no secondary flavours. Probably wait a few years before trying again. Great wine.

Rating: 92
Author: RDV
Trust Rating: 94
Tasted On: 11/01/2010

Average rating: 97, based on 6 reviews
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Collector Data For This Wine

2059 bottles owned by 436 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.

See other similar producers: Chateau Beaucastel, Chateau Rayas

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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