Domaine de la Janasse 2012 Châteauneuf du Pape
77% Grenache, 15% Mourvedre, 8% Syrah | Alc: 14.5% – Big and Bold
Châteauneuf-du-Pape, Rhone, France
The 2012 is an outstanding effort, its nose of forest floor, cassis and tapenade followed by a juicy and forward mid-palate, infused with herbs and an alchemical dose of the famous Sabon savoir faire.
“Looking pretty close to the 2009 and 2010 in terms of quality, the 2012 Chateauneuf du Pape has slightly less Grenache than prior vintages, with 15% Mourvedre, 8% Syrah and the rest Grenache. Violets, underbrush, sweet black raspberry and cassis all flow from this medium to full-bodied, pure and elegantly styled effort. Showing plenty of fruit, good acidity and terrific purity, it should evolve gracefully for 12-15 years. Drink 2015-2027” 92-94 Points – The Wine Advocate
“Opaque ruby. Highly perfumed scents of fresh blueberry, potpourri and woodsmoke, with a suave floral quality emerging with air. Sweet dark berry and spicecake flavors gain weight with air, picking up a sexy floral pastille nuance and a touch of allspice. Impressively fresh and energetic, with a lingering note of dark berry preserves on the supple, gently tannic finish.” 91-93 pts – Stephen Tanzer’s IWC
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