Domaine de la Janasse Châteauneuf du Pape Chaupin 2012

$75.69
$71.91

SKU 473

750ml

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The quintessential grenache in its most beautiful expression on his cradle Châteauneuf. Between notes of black fruit and violets, this wine evoluates with very soft tannins already melted. A beautiful bottle, archetype of the appellation, to marry a deer stew today and within the next twenty-five years.
Category Red Wine
Varietal
Country France
Region Rhone
Appellation Chateauneuf-du-Pape
Brand Domaine de la Janasse
  • wa94

Wine AdvocateThe 2012 Châteauneuf du Pape Cuvee Chaupin, which I was able to taste (and drink) from multiple bottles, is a beautiful Grenache that comes from the cooler, northeastern edge of the appellation. Coming almost all from the Chapouin lieu-dit (it gets a small bit from La Janasse), it gives up the classic notes of black berries, spring flowers, violets, and licorice that I always seem to find in this cuvee. Building nicely on the palate, it is medium to full-bodied, beautifully textured, has tons of sweet fruit and solid, if not firm, tannin that come out on the finish. It will be better in another couple of years and have 15+ years of overall longevity.

Jeb Dunnuck, October 2014
  • ws94

Wine SpectatorDense but refined, showing layers of fig, boysenberry and blackberry paste offset with notes of anise, fruitcake, allspice, mulled plum and black tea. Exhibits a silky feel through the finish, with lots of sneaky length as an iron accent lingers gracefully. Best from 2015 through 2030. 390 cases imported.

James Molesworth, October 31, 2014