domaine de la janasse, chateauneuf-du-pape, prestige 2020

domaine de la janasse, chateauneuf-du-pape, prestige 2020
JEB DUNNUCK
97
WINE SPECTATOR
95

Critics' Scores

  • JEB DUNNUCK
    97
    Jeb Dunnuck

    One of the finest whites made in the vintage is unquestionably the 2016 Châteauneuf-du-Pape Prestige Blanc from Janasse. Based on 70% Roussanne, 20% Grenache Blanc and the rest a mix of varieties, vinified and aged in demi-muids (there are only two barrels), it has rock star notes of white peaches, caramelized citrus, white flowers, spice, and subtle tangerine-like exotic notes. It’s a rich, medium to full-bodied, concentrated white that has vibrant acidity, perfect balance, and a great, great finish. There are few Rhône whites better than this beauty. Drink it anytime over the coming two decades.

  • WINE SPECTATOR
    95
    Wine Spectator

    A ripe, lush style, with creamed Cavaillon melon and apple flavors supported by a fresh brioche note and backed by lemon curd and verbena accents on the finish. A salted butter echo at the very end keeps this honest. Hedonistic. Drink now through 2020. From France

  • ROBERT PARKER'S WINE ADVOCATE
    95
    Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

    The stunning 2016 Chateauneuf du Pape Blanc Cuvee Prestige features dramatic flavors of honey, pineapples and tangerines. It's broad, full-bodied and expansive in the mouth, imbued with palate-saturating richness. A blend of 60% Roussanne, 20% Grenache Blanc and the rest a blend of other permitted varieties, fermented and aged in 500- and 600-liter oak barrels, it boasts a flamboyant, exotic personality that I prefer to enjoy in its first several years.

  • DECANTER
    94
    Decanter

    Grown on sand, 20% fermented and aged in new oak barriques. Intense pear on the nose, underpinned by some spice elements. Very full-bodied, powerful and savoury on the palate, with real substance and texture and a long finish. A powerful wine which will age well.

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