2010 domaine de la janasse, chateauneuf-du-pape, chaupin
Why We're Buying
Domaine de la Janasse Châteauneuf-du-Pape Cuvee Chaupin is the grenache that other wineries measure their wines by. It's a classic representation of the region with striking black fruit and mouthwatering ripeness. Wine critic Jeb Dunnuck commended the 2019 vintage, saying, "It's a tour de force in grenache that readers need to snatch up!"
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
The 2010 Chateauneuf du Pape Chaupin rivals the 2007 Chaupin (to date the best Chaupin I have yet tasted). Made from 100% Grenache (3/4 destemmed), it boasts a dense black/purple color as well as unbelievable notes of raspberries, black cherries, licorice, truffles, camphor, forest floor and garrigue. This wine is stunningly concentrated, incredibly noble, precise and expansive on the palate with mouth-saturating intensity, glycerin and extract. It is an amazing example of impeccably grown old vine Grenache translated into a natural yet full-throttle red.
Densely textured and sappy in feel, with bright, engaging fruit and red and black currant, raspberry and blackberry notes all coursing along, pushed by a graphite spine and backed by a fruitcake- and roasted apple wood-filled finish. Still tight, this will need some cellaring.