2014 domaine de la janasse, chateauneuf-du-pape, vieilles vignes
Why We're Buying
If you know Domaine De La Janasse for one thing, it's probably this wine. Domaine de la Janasse Châteauneuf-du-Pape Vieilles Vignes is a flawless Rhône red blend with an expansive mouthfeel and whirlwind of red fruit flavors. In 2007 and 2010, wine critic Robert Parker gave it a 100-point rating, saying "I hope Châteauneuf du Pape enthusiasts can find some of this amazing wine!"
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
A step up, with additional richness and depth, the 2014 Châteauneuf du Pape Cuvee Vieilles Vignes includes more Mourvèdre than normal, as Christophe wanted to add additional structure. It offers classic notes of black currants, kirsch, licorice and cured meats in a medium to full-bodied, nicely concentrated style. Possessing ripe tannin, a silky, elegant style and outstanding length, it too is ideal for drinking anytime over the coming decade.
Cherry paste and raspberry coulis flavors form the core, framed by pleasantly singed sandalwood notes. The finish picks up light tea and lavender accents. Not dense but has freshness and poise. Drink now through 2024.