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2016 Domaine Janasse Chateauneuf-du-Pape

2016 Domaine Janasse Chateauneuf-du-Pape

17 Points Jancis Robinson
2016 Domaine Janasse Chateauneuf-du-Pape
17 Points Jancis Robinson

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A stylish and simply delicious Chateauneuf from the famous Sabon family's estate, Domaine Janasse. Glossy, perfumed fruit couples with silky richness and a fine-earth mineral touch, bringing gentle complexity and completeness to the nose and palate. Seamless quality and perfect appeal – this is vintage Janasse quality.

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$74.99 in mixed 6+ or $83.99 per bottle

Overview

Grape

About 65% old Grenaches, 20% Syrah, 10% Mourvèdre and 5% Cinsault

Its Origins

Domaine de la Janasse was established in 1973 by Aimé Sabon. Brother and sister team of Christophe and Isabelle Sabon continue to work wonders at Janasse, and farm 80 hectares of vineyards spread over a number of wine appellations: Châteauneuf du Pâpe, which is all located in the north-east of the appellation in the commune of Courthézon to be precise, Côtes du Rhône, Côtes du Rhône Village, but also Vin de Pays de la Principauté d'Orange and Vin de table. Concrete tanks are used for the Grenache and oak for the Syrah and Mourvèdre; in other words, everything is fairly traditional; it is the quality of the raw materials which is so impressive.

What The Critics Say

17/20 JancisRobinson.com, Richard Hemming

"Delicious red fruit aromas – redcurrant, red cherry and a lovely rose petal note too. Instant, satisfying complexity here. Very fine tannin, medium length, lovely chewy texture. Stands out for its purity and breadth of fruit. 65% Grenache, 20% Syrah,10% Mourvèdre, 5% Cinsault. (RH)" Drink 2018 - 2034

91-93/100 Vinous, Josh Raynolds

Vivid ruby-red. Intensely perfumed, mineral-accented aromas of ripe red and blue fruits, cola and incense expand with aeration. Palate-staining raspberry and boysenberry flavors are joined by an exotic floral pastille quality that builds steadily on the back half. Rich but bright and energetic as well, showing impressive finishing clarity and smooth tannins that add shape and closing grip.

93/100 Parker's Wine Advocate, Jeb Dunnuck

The 2016 Chateauneuf du Pape exhibits more dark fruit than I would've expected, with black cherries, black olives and tar all mingling on the nose. In the mouth, the blend of 70% Grenache, 15% Mourvèdre, 10% Syrah and 5% Cinsault is full-bodied, rich and velvety, with a lush, lingering finish. Easy to drink now, it should age for at least a decade just on its sheer concentration and ripeness.

Stats & Food Matching

  • Variety

    Grenache Syrah Mourvedre Blend

  • Colour

    Red

  • Region

    Rhone Valley

  • Closure

    Cork

  • Volume

    750ml

  • Maturity

    2018 - 2034

This Wine Goes Well With

with BEEF
with GAME
with LAMB

Taste

5

Delivery & Returns

We deliver throughout New Zealand and to some locations overseas. Our deliveries are made by trusted third party carriers. For further details on prices and delivery options please go to DELIVERY INFORMATION section of our site.

If for any reason you are not entirely happy with your order or you suspect that they may be affected by a quality issue, please do not hesitate to contact us and we will remedy the problem straight away. Contact us on 0800 422 767.

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