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|94 Pts Wine Spectator
|Grenache / Garnacha, Mourvedre / Mataro / Monastrell / Garrut
94 Pts Wine Spectator
"This is pure, driven and well-rounded, with a beam of kirsch, crushed plum and bright red currant fruit coursing through, backed by lingering red licorice, violet and sweet tobacco notes. The long finish is still tightly wound. Best from 2011 through 2025. 150 cases imported. -JM" (10/10)
92 Pts Josh Raynolds - Vinous Media
"Wild, intensely perfumed nose combines black raspberry, mulberry, mocha, star anise and dried flowers. Enters the mouth silky and fine, then expands to stain the palate with vibrant, mineral-driven flavors of candied red fruits and spices. The long, sweet finish clings with impressive tenacity, echoing the floral note." (04/11)
92 Pts Robert Parker - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
"The 2008 Chateauneuf du Pape Vieilles Vignes is a 1,000-case blend of 70% old vine Grenache (60- to 100-year-old vines) and 30% Mourvedre (a much higher percentage than normal). One of the top half-dozen Chateauneuf du Papes of the vintage, it boasts a dark plum/ruby/purple color, full body, light to moderate tannin and lots of white chocolate, licorice, black currant, kirsch, incense and jus de viande characteristics. This beauty can be drunk now or cellared for a decade. It is a remarkable achievement for a vintage such as 2008." (10/10)
"Very deep crimson. Bloody, savoury nose. Very dry on the finish. Lots of extraction that may not have been the best course in 2008? Sandpaper tannins. Drink from 2012 to 2015. JR" (11/09) - 16 out of 20 Points, Jancis Robinson's Purple Pages
"This vintage comes from four parcels located in different soils which perfectly match during assembly : a "southern" pebbly soil brings fat and power, a Chaupin-like soil for freshness and acidity, a red clay pebbly soil (but very late picked because located to the north of the appellation) brings structure and body, and finally a sandy-limestone soil for smoothness. Harvesting took place between 23 of september and 5 of october. Grapes had an extraordinary concentration with mature skins which, as on Chaupin soil, have benefited from september optimal climate conditions. The result is a very large crimson red wine with cramped but smooth tannins, a nice balance, as well as black fruit, liquorice flavor and burnt earth. A bottle which can be kept for very long time." - Importer
Aime and Christopher Sabon
"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 Chateauneufs."
"The estate was founded in 1976 by Aime 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 Chateauneuf-du-Papes and Cotes-du-Rhlones 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."" - Importer