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Domaine De La Janasse Vieilles Vignes CdP 2012 (1.5L)

$159.99
SKU:
CNPDMJVVB2M
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Vintage:
2012
Format:
1.5L
Appellation:
Chateauneuf Du Pape
Region:
Southern Rhone
Stock Status:
In Stock

Critic Scores, Reviews & Descriptions

96 WA / 96 WS / 94 DE / 94 VM

Up in the top handful of wines in the vintage (which should come as no surprise to anyone who follows this estate), the 2012 Chteauneuf du Pape Vieilles Vignes is a full-bodied, beautifully concentrated, rich and layered Chteauneuf that doesnt 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.- Jeb Dunnuck, Wine Advocate

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. - James Molesworth, Wine Spectator

Christophe Sabon has long produced different bottlings of Châteauneuf-du-Pape, all of high quality. The Vieilles Vignes comes from vines over 100 years old, mostly Grenache. Part of the wine is aged in 600-litre barrels. The nose is remarkably perfumed and lifted, with spicy red-fruits aromas and a light toastiness. The wine is predictably powerful, but it's also tight and elegant, with fine-grained tannins and a delightful freshness on the long finish. Despite the high alcohol, the wine shows fine balance and no burn on the finish. Drinking Window 2019 - 2030. 9/2019 - SB, Decanter

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. - Josh Raynolds, Vinous Media

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