92pts Wine Spectator
of the greatest producers is Domaine de la Janasse, some of the finest,
highest rated and hardest to get Chateauneuf du Pape comes from this house and
with a great vintage like 2015, these wines will snatched up! Parker
hails Janasse as, “one of the great winemaking estates of not only France, but
of the world.” Janasse consistently makes among the finest Chateauneuf du
Pape, year in year out since the 1990’s. These are benchmark Southern Rhone’s.
and sister Isabelle and Christophe Sabon are both trained enologists, schooled
in Beaune and Toulouse, respectively, and they run Janasse with precision and
care. Over the last quarter century, Domaine de la Janasse has become one of
the most highly-regarded estates in Châteauneuf-du-Pape. The terroirs range
from sand, as can be found in their well-known plots in the North of
the appellation – Chaupin and La Janasse– to lightly-colored clay
limestone soils to gravel red clays and galets, most notable in their plots in
Le Crau in the South. Stylistically, the Janasse Châteauneuf-du-Papes are some
of the most powerful and intense wines of the appellation. Sabon often achieves
great balance in his wines. Neither overripe nor alcoholic notes are to be
found; to the contrary, the Janasse Châteauneufs have a seductive tone.
Combining power, intensity, and sensuality, the wines of La Janasse rank among
the very best of Châteauneuf-du-Pape.
Wine Spectator A beautiful dark
cassis aroma leads the way, backed by a serious, youthfully raw core of
blackberry, plum and raspberry sauce flavors. Lots of sweet spice notes fill in
the background, while a long, violet-edged finish lets everything play out
nicely. Best from 2017 through 2025. 500 cases imported.