2016 Domaine de la Janasse Chateauneuf-du-Pape Southern Rhone
Blend : 65% Grenache, 20% Syrah, 10% Mourvèdre
Jeb Dunnuck - "Moving to the Châteauneuf-du-Pape from bottle, the 2016 vintage was described as having the power of 2010 and similar to yet fresher than 2007. The 2016 Châteauneuf-du-Pape offers a great bouquet of black raspberries, tapenade, crushed violets, and spring flowers, and shares lots of similarities to the Chaupin cuvée (and it’s less expensive!). Full-bodied, incredibly elegant and seamless, it might be the finest traditional cuvée ever produced from this estate."
Wine Enthusiast - "Exuberant blackberry and blueberry notes extend from nose to palate of this powerfully ripe, luscious wine. It’s decadent and forward yet full of mineral tension and taut, firmfooted tannins. Fresh fruit flavors are delightful already but this wine will please well through 2040. European Cellars. Cellar Selection"
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - "The 2016 Chateauneuf du Pape exhibits more dark fruit than I would've expected, with black cherries, black olives and tar all mingling on the nose. In the mouth, the blend of 70% Grenache, 15% Mourvèdre, 10% Syrah and 5% Cinsault is full-bodied, rich and velvety, with a lush, lingering finish. Easy to drink now, it should age for at least a decade just on its sheer concentration and ripeness."
Decanter - "A deep, savoury nose with a back note of menthol overlaid with detailed bramble and raspberry. The palate has some fairly assertive tannins holding it all together, with good texture and relief. Nicely balanced, lots of detail to enjoy. Drinking Window 2020 - 2028"
James Suckling - "Very complex and deeply flavored with quite sappy, stalk influence, accentuating garrigue and floral elements. Some stony aromas, too. The palate has a polished, plush and assertive core of plump, ripe, red fruit and a long, plush, pastry-like tannin texture. Drink or hold."
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