2017 Clos St Antonin Chateauneuf du Pape

93 Points Antonio Galloni's Vinous
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With a bright and silky "Pinot-like texture and vibrancy", this newby in the Janasse stable resembles their top Chateauneuf. Like the super-expensive Cuvee Chaupin, the Clos st Antonin is 100% Grenache grown -- mainly on Chateauneuf's more sandy soils. This creates an open and giving wine, with dark berry and spice characters brightened by lively, aromatic red fruit and herbal, mineral complexities. A red of both dimension and charm, this is a real high-point on quality for value.
$79.99 in mixed 6+ or $88.99 per bottle



Its Origins

This is a new project of Isabelle Sabon and her father, Aimé, of Domaine de la Janasse, who purchased this 15 hectare domain in 2014. The estate, itself, is located in Jonquières just north of Courthézon. The Châteauneuf-du-Pape will be made from fruit drawn from two hectares of vines in the prime La Crau and Font du Loup vineyards, which were part of Domaine de la Janasse. This 2015 was actually made entirely from La Crau fruit. Those holdings are being folded into Clos St.-Antonin in anticipation of the usual French succession issues that will ensue when Isabelle and her brother, Christophe, take over Domaine de la Janasse from their father.

What The Critics Say

96/100 Parker's Wine Advocate, Joe Czerwinski (2016 vintage)

"All Grenache grown on sandy sites, the 2016 Chateauneuf du Pape is the poster child for the current trend toward elegant, almost weightless wines from that unique combination of variety and terroir. Raspberry and strawberry aromas and flavors pick up complex notes of garrigue as they glide easily across the full-bodied palate and into a long, silky-ethereal finish. It's a paradox that illustrates the specialness of Grenache in certain situations and which must be tasted to be understood."

93/100 Josh Reynolds Vinous

Shimmering ruby. Mineral-accented cherry, black raspberry and licorice aromas pick up a floral nuance as the wine opens up. Juicy and expansive on the palate, offering juicy cherry, raspberry preserve and floral pastille flavors that are firmed by a spine of tangy acidity. Deepens with air and finishes very long and spicy, displaying well-knit tannins and repeating red fruit and floral character.

Variety Grenache
Region Rhone
Closure Cork
Volume 750ml
Maturity 2019 - 2029

This Wine Goes Well With

with GAME
with LAMB



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