domaine de la janasse, chateauneuf-du-pape, chaupin 2013
WINE SPECTATOR
93
ROBERT PARKER'S WINE ADVOCATE
93

2013 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!"

Critics Scores

WINE SPECTATOR
93

Wine Spectator

Gorgeous, with a textbook core of raspberry pâte de fruit flavors, enhanced by rooibos tea, licorice, sandalwood and warm fruitcake notes. The iron-tinged structure is well-embedded and the fruit echoes beautifully on the lengthy finish. Best from 2017 through 2025.

ROBERT PARKER'S WINE ADVOCATE
93

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

One of the wines of the vintage is the Grenache-dominated 2013 Châteauneuf du Pape Cuvée Chaupin. Coming mostly from a cool terroir in the northeast corner of the appellation (just to the east of Beaucastel), this wine is vinified with a small portion of stems and aged mostly in foudre (one-third is in demi-muids). It has gorgeous Grenache flair in its black raspberry, garrigue, spring flower and licorice scented bouquet. This gives way to a medium to full-bodied, elegant, and layered 2013 that has more texture and sweet fruit than just about every other wine in the vintage. I'd drink it anytime over the coming 4-5 years, but it will have 10-15 years of overall longevity.