Domaine de la Janasse Chateauneuf-du-Pape 2011

Rhone Red Blends from Chateauneuf-du-Pape, Rhone, France

Price: $59.99
Item No. 125491
  • ST92
  • RP91
  • WS91
Style: Smooth & Supple

Wine Style Guide

Light & Fruity

Red wines that are more fruit-forward and lighter in tannin and body.

Smooth & Supple

Medium bodied reds that go down easy, with smooth tannins and supple fruit.

Earthy & Spicy

Wines where earthy and/or spicy dominate the flavors – typically medium to full body.

Big & Bold

Full bodied wines that have concentrated fruit and are higher in alcohol and/or tannins. Some need age.

Ratings Pedigree:

Winemaker's Notes

A lavishly ripe, extracted Châteauneuf-du-Pape that is complex and yet balanced with acidity - often in contradiction to an appellation better known for sheer exuberance and power.

Critical Acclaim

"Bright purple. Aromas of blackberry, cassis, licorice and spicecake, with a bright mineral overtone. Dense, concentrated and youthfully tangy, with energetic dark berry and floral pastille flavors. Elegant and tightly wound, with bright acidity carrying through a long, gently tannic finish.
Range: 90-92"
92 Points

"The notes of kirsch, plum preserves and bitter cherry are nicely layered in this version, with flecks of apple wood, licorice and iron on the finish. Displays good grip. Drink now through 2024."
91 Points

"The Sabons produced three Chateauneufs in 2011. Starting out, the classic 2011 Chateauneuf du Pape, which is a rough blend of 75-80% Grenache, 10% Syrah and the balance Mourvedre and Cinsault, displays beautiful kirsch, raspberry, spice and dusty soils aromas (among other things) as well as a medium-bodied, silky, elegant and finesse-driven style on the palate. With good mid-palate depth and fine tannin on the finish, it should have around a decade of longevity. Drink now-2021."
91 Points

Learn About Chateauneuf-du-Pape

(shah-too-NUHF due Pahp) Southern Rhone's landmark region, Chateauneuf du Pape, was the first region to gain AC status in France. That was the 1920s - it's history goes much further back than that. As the name suggests, the wine region was named after the new papal home, referring to the period of time in the 1300's when the pope resided in Avignon instead of Rome. Notable Facts...

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Learn About Rhone Red Blends

The Rhone region of France has a delightful selection of red varieties. There are 22 grapes allowed in the Rhone AOC, about half of them red. Most of these varieties are used as secondary blending partners, often comprising less than 10% of the blend. The primary red players of Rhone blends are Syrah, Grenache and Mourvedre. Most wines from the Southern Rhone use Grenache as their...

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