domaine de la janasse, chateauneuf-du-pape, chaupin 2017

domaine de la janasse, chateauneuf-du-pape, chaupin 2017
JEB DUNNUCK
97
ROBERT PARKER'S WINE ADVOCATE
94

Critics' Scores

  • JEB DUNNUCK
    97
    Jeb Dunnuck

    Deeper colored, the 2017 Châteauneuf Du Pape Cuvée Chaupin comes mostly from the Chaupoin lieu-dit yet always has small parts from La Janasse and a sandy part of the La Crau lieu-dit. Blackberries, ground herbs, graphite, and new leather notes all emerge from this concentrated, rich, powerful wine that stays tight, focused, and elegant on the palate. It's a killer wine, but it's going to need time. Rating: 97+

  • ROBERT PARKER'S WINE ADVOCATE
    94
    Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

    The all-Grenache 2017 Chateauneuf du Pape Cuvee Chaupin is sourced from sandy soils and ages in a combination of foudres and demi-muids. It shows more structure than the regular cuvée, supporting the ripe raspberry and blackberry fruit with bright acids and velvety tannins. Full-bodied and rich, it's long, picking up hints of licorice on the finish.

  • WINE SPECTATOR
    93
    Wine Spectator

    Warm cherry and plum paste flavors form the core, with melted red licorice, singed balsam and grilled herb notes. Reveals a gentle tug of earth at the very end. A strong effort for the vintage. Drink now through 2034.

  • JAMES SUCKLING
    93
    James Suckling

    There’s a very rich and deeply detailed edge here and the 20% whole clusters are certainly adding some interest and complexity at this early stage. The palate has a firmish and fresh feel with a wealth of detailed tannin and a supple, even and juicy core of dark ripe berries. Great balance and deceptive power. Drink or hold.

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