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Domaine de la Janasse Châteauneuf-du-Pape Vieilles Vignes 2012 | 750 ml.

Item #: 38831

SP96 RP95+ VN94 ST93+

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Primary Grape: Grenache | All Grapes: 85% Grenache

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Critical Acclaim

VN94 Vinous Apr 2015

"Inky ruby. Explosive aromas of dark berry preserves, incense and lavender, with a smoky overtone and bright minerality. Pliant and seamless in the mouth, offering intense, palate-staining cassis and blueberry flavors that are energized by juicy acidity. Shows real power and focus on the strikingly long finish, which features velvety tannins and a hint of candied flowers. There’s 15% alcohol here, which is actually quite low for this bottling, and I don’t detect any undue heat." (94 pts.)

SP96 Wine Spectator Oct 31, 2014

"Tightly coiled for now, this features an intense, vivid core of anise, blackberry coulis, plum paste and macerated fig fruit, with black tea, smoldering tobacco and warm ganache notes. Long and dense, but very silky, with gorgeous violet and pastis details lingering in the background. Should unwind with time. Best from 2017 through 2035. 390 cases imported." (96 pts.)

RP96 Robert Parker’s The Wine Advocate 30th Oct 2014

"Up in the top handful of wines in the vintage (which should come as no surprise to anyone who follows this estate), the 2012 Châteauneuf du Pape Vieilles Vignes is a full-bodied, beautifully concentrated, rich and layered Châteauneuf that doesn’t put a foot wrong. Made from 85% Grenache, 10% Mourvedre and the rest Syrah, it offers blockbuster notes of blackberry, liquid-violets, spice and serious minerality to go with awesome mid-palate depth and layers of sweet tannin. Like the Cuvee Chaupin, it will be better in another handful of years and thrill through 2027." (96 pts.)

RP95+ Robert Parker’s The Wine Advocate 30th Oct 2013

"Most likely one of the top 2–3 wines produced, the 2012 Chateauneuf du Pape Vieilles Vignes is a rough blend of 80–85% Grenache, 10% Mourvedre (which was harvested October 10) and the balance Syrah, that hit 15.4% natural alcohol. Seeing the same elevage as the 2011, it sports an inky purple color as well as spectacular array of black and blue fruits, violets, liquid flowers and underbrush to go with an energetic, seamless and full-bodied profile on the palate. Lighter weight than the 2007 and 2010, it possesses notable freshness, purity and elegance. It should benefit from short-term cellaring and thrill for upward of two decades. Drink 2016–2032." (95–98 pts.)

ST93+ Stephen Tanzer’s International Wine Cellar Jan/Feb 2014

"Inky ruby. Blackberry, blueberry and pungent herbs on the mineral-accented nose, with a floral topnote providing lift. Impressively sweet, lush and deep, showing sexy flavors of dark berry preserves, candied lavender and spicecake. Finishes very long and smooth, with supple tannins, lingering spiciness and outstanding clarity." (93–95 pts.)

France

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More Information
SKU38831
Product TypeWine
Alternate NameDomaine de la Janasse Châteauneuf-du-Pape Vieilles Vignes
CountryFrance
RegionRhone
DistrictSouthern Rhone
Product Location - Location-AppellationChateauneuf-du-Pape
Package Size750 ml.
BrandDomaine de la Janasse
Bottles per Case12
Vintage2012
Bin Location0
Premier PickNo
Wine TypeTable Wine
Wine - ColorRed
Grape(s)85% Grenache
Primary GrapeGrenache
Dollar Sale (Y/N)No
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