2011 Janasse Chateauneuf Vieilles Vignes - "it may be the wine of the vintage" Robert Parker

Janasse 2011 VV

"...it may be the wine of the vintage, not only in Chateauneuf du Pape, but in all of southern France" Robert Parker 


"This impeccably run estate, in the capable hands of Christophe Sabon, his sister Isabelle, and their father, is one of the superstars of the southern Rhone Valley. Over the last 12-15 years, the quality of the wines has gone from strength to strength, with brilliant wines being produced in all price categories. They make sumptuous, complex, world-class red, white and rose Cotes du Rhones, and year-in and year-out, their Chateauneuf du Papes are among the top three or four wines of the vintage." Robert Parker The Wine Advocate #197


Once again in 2011 Domaine de la Janasse has produced some of the finest wines of the vintage. Both of the prestige cuvees - Cuvee Chaupin and Vieilles Vignes - have been rated amongst the very top wines by Parker and The Rhone Report.


Chateauneuf-du-Pape Vieilles Vignes 2011

Janasse 2010 VV Label Normal Price $239.00

Pre Arrival Price $203.00


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


You may view the Vieilles Vignes, and the rest of the 2011 wines from Janasse, and read tasting notes by clicking here. 


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Doudet Vougeot Bottle


1929 Doudet-Naudin Clos Vougeot straight from domaine's cellars 

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Straight from the domaine's cellar. Each bottle has been checked and recorked before shipping earlier this year. 
The old wine cellar at the domaine was successfully walled up during World War II to prevent the ancient treasures being stolen by the Nazis. Click here to view some photos of the wall being broken open in 1955.
1929 was a legendary vintage in Burgundy (and Bordeaux) producing wines that have aged exceptionally well. 
I have enjoyed the wine on a number of occasions - it is rich and powerful with the structure and intensity you expect from an aged Clos Vougeot.
A rare opportunity to purchase a very old bottle direct from the cellars.
$995.00 each
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