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2018 Domaine Janasse Chateauneuf Chaupin

2018 Domaine Janasse Chateauneuf Chaupin

95 Points John Caro
2018 Domaine Janasse Chateauneuf Chaupin
95 Points John Caro

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A supremely graceful old vine Chateauneuf from Janasse that will drink now or improve for decades. A unique drop from the renowned Sabon Family, this cuvee is composed of 100% Grenache from very old vines (some planted as early as 1912) grown under organic viticulture, mainly in sandy soils on the cool, late-ripening site similarly called Chapouin. Open-knit and expressive, yet elegant and focussed, this is among the finest treasures of Chateauneuf.

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$110.00 in mixed 6+ or $125.00 per bottle

Overview

Grape

Grenache

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 and for that reason alone, leaving aside the clear skill and vision of the Sabons, that we are delighted to take on these excellent wines in our listings.

What The Critics Say

17/20 JancisRobinson.com, Richard Hemming

"100% Grenache. Aged for 12 months in oak. Cask sample. Tasted blind. Fresh red fruit on the nose, multi-layered spices on the palate providing complexity, and some burnt sugar notes on the finish, like chewy crème caramel topping. Interesting and complex, with good persistence. (RH)." Drink 2022 - 2038

95-97/100 Parker's Wine Advocate, Joe Czerwinsky (2016 vintage)

"Tasted from a single foudre representing the La Crau Est lieu-dit, the 2016 Chateauneuf du Pape Cuvee Chaupin comes across as even richer and creamier than the 2015, yet with brighter acids and similar spice. Red fruit lingers, morphing toward chocolate as the finish goes on and on."

95/100 Wine Spectator (2015 vintage)

"Pretty, with cassis and warm raspberry puree notes carried by silky but persistent structure, while rooibus tea, blood orange and incense accents fill the background. The streamlined finish pulls everything together, letting the silky, perfumed feel sail on. Best from 2020 through 2040. J.M."

Stats & Food Matching

  • Variety

    Grenache

  • Colour

    Red

  • Region

    Rhone Valley

  • Closure

    Cork

  • Volume

    750ml

  • Maturity

    2022 - 2038

This Wine Goes Well With

with BEEF
with GAME
with VENISON

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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