Save 30% on one of the Rhone Valley's Most Famous Wines
Domaine de la Janasse is one of the great producers in the Rhone Valley.
Their top wine - Cuvee Vieilles Vignes (old vines) - is always reviewed as one of the finest, if not the very best, wines of the vintage in Chateauneuf-du-Pape.
I purchased a little too much of the 2011 and I would like to clear some at what is just under my cost. Our normal retail is $239.00. I can offer it less 30% = $167.30. I think this is a serious bargain for this prestige Chateauneuf-du-Pape (which is once again one of the top wines of the vintage).
Less than 3 cases available. Be quick!
Chateauneuf-du-Pape Vieilles Vignes 2011
Usual Price $239.00
Special $167.30 (Save 30%)
The Rhone Report: Easily the most rich and concentrated, the 2011 Domaine de la Janasse Châteauneuf-du-Pape Vieilles Vignes might just be the wine of the vintage. A blend of 85% Grenache, 10% Syrah, and the balance a mix of varieties, aged 25% in barrel (40% of which are new), it offers up aromas of blackberry liqueur, roasted meats, graphite, licorice, and wet stone-like minerality. Full-bodied, lavishly textured, fresh, and surprisingly structured, with big, mouth coating tannin and good acidity, it will be one of the few 2011s to require bottle age, as well as one of the longer-lived wines in the vintage. 93-96 Points
Robert Parker: The same thing is true for its sibling, the 2011 Chateauneuf du Pape Vieilles Vignes. This cuvee comes from four parcels of the estate's oldest vines, and tends to be 80% Grenache, 15% Mourvedre and 5% Syrah. The Grenache is always aged in foudre and the other cepages aged in small oak. The three terroirs include Les Soumades (primarily red clay soils), La Crau, old vines near Chateau Beaucastel, and the terroir after which this estate is named, Janasse, which is primarily clay and limestone covered by the thick carpet of stones known as the galets roules. Achieving 16.5% natural alcohol in 2011 was no easy task, but this wine is not the least bit hot. Full-bodied, intense and opulent, it may be the wine of the vintage, not only in Chateauneuf du Pape, but in all of southern France. This amazing effort transcends the vintage. It is a tribute to the extraordinary viticultural and winemaking perfection/obsession of Christophe and Isabelle Sabon and their father. This black/purple-hued 2011 exhibits lots of cassis, floral, black raspberry and kirsch characteristics as well as potential longevity of 10-15 years or longer. It is an amazing effort for the vintage! 93-95 Points
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