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Date Printed: 12/18/2014
Domaine de la Janasse Chateauneuf-du-Pape Cuvee Chaupin 2006
Domaine de la Janasse Chateauneuf-du-Pape Cuvee Chaupin 2006
(search item no. 97203)
The Wine Advocate rating: 95 points
Wine Spectator rating: 93 points
PRICE ON 12/18/2014: $79.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2012 Wine Spectator rating: 94 points
2012 The Wine Advocate rating: 94 points
2012 Vinous / Antonio Galloni rating: 94 points
2011 The Wine Advocate rating: 95 points
2011 International Wine Cellar rating: 93 points
2011 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
2010 The Wine Advocate rating: 98 points
2010 International Wine Cellar rating: 96 points
2010 Wine Spectator rating: 94 points
2005 Wine Spectator rating: 96 points
2005 The Wine Advocate rating: 94 points
2005 International Wine Cellar rating: 94 points
2003 Wine Spectator rating: 94 points
2003 The Wine Advocate rating: 94 points
2003 International Wine Cellar rating: 92 points
2001 The Wine Advocate rating: 95 points
2001 Wine Spectator rating: 94 points
2001 International Wine Cellar rating: 92 points
2000 The Wine Advocate rating: 94 points
2000 International Wine Cellar rating: 92 points
2000 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
1999 The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points
1998 The Wine Advocate rating: 93 points

Winemaker's Notes:

"The 2006 Chateauneuf du Pape Chaupin's deep ruby/purple hue is followed by a phenomenal nose of black cherry liqueur, melted licorice, incense, asphalt, truffles, and a hint of earth. This dense, full-bodied effort is a candidate for wine of the vintage. Consume it over the next 12-13 years." - Wine Advocate "Really juicy, with a sappy core of cassis, raspberry and currant confiture backed by notes of bittersweet cocoa, fruitcake and mulled spice. The long finish is muscular but well-integrated. Best from 2009 through 2028." 93 Points
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About Domaine de la Janasse:

Domaine de la Janasse has quickly become one of the Superstar estates of Chateauneuf-du-Pape. Led by the dynamic Christophe Sabon, the estate combines the best of both traditional and modern techniques to craft a collection of truly riveting wines from “simple” value-priced VDP’s to benchmark Châteauneufs.

The estate was founded in 1976 by Aimé Sabon, Christophe’s father, who still oversees the vineyards and farms organically. The property consists of 40 Hectares, spread over as many as 70 different parcels throughout the appellation.

While Aime works in the vineyards, his son, Christophe Sabon, is in charge of wine production. Christophe is a self-proclaimed “great defender of Grenache,” which still represents 75% of their vines. He manages the common rusticity of Grenache-based wines through meticulous work in the vineyards and cellar. The result is a wide range of lavishly ripe, extracted Châteauneuf-du-Papes and Cotes-du-Rhônes that are complex and yet balanced with acidity -- often in contradiction to an appellation better known for sheer exuberance and power. As Robert Parker points out: “The young and talented Christophe Sabon continues to display the sure-handed touch of a veteran winemaker”.