Janasse Chateauneuf du pape Vieilles Vignes 2015
Appellation: Chateauneuf du pape AOC / France
Grape Varieties: 65% Grenache, 20% Mourvèdre, 10% Syrah, 5% divers.
Years of plantation: 40% 1920, 40% 1965, 10% 1976, 10% 1993
Rating and reviews
98 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
Outer quote mark The 2015 Chateauneuf du Pape Cuvee Vieilles Vignes is a tour de force. Raspberry and apricot-scented fruit, rich chocolate notes and an incredible whirlwind of spice are delivered in this full-bodied wine that shows no heat, just waves of flavor. It should drink well for 20 years or more. (JC) Inner quote mark (10/2017)
97 points Wine Spectator
Outer quote mark Ripe and focused, with a delightful mix of cassis, blood orange and cherry coulis flavors streaming through, backed by black tea and apple wood accents. Finely beaded acidity lets the fruit stretch out, while a light mineral edge adds range. Shows an echo of licorice snap at the very end. Dense, but there’s remarkable grace here. (JM) Inner quote mark (7/2017)
94 points James Suckling
Outer quote mark A powerful wine with neatly matched oak influence adding spicy nuances to ripe blueberry, raspberry and red plum fruits. The palate has suave, velvety tannins that drive long and smooth, with plenty of red plum fruit. Drink now.(NS) Inner quote mark (8/2017)
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