2020 Domaine de la Janasse Chateauneuf-du-Pape Cuvee Chaupin [JD99][D98][WA95][WS94]

Rhone Red Blend
2020 Domaine de la Janasse Chateauneuf-du-Pape Cuvee Chaupin

2020 Domaine de la Janasse Chateauneuf-du-Pape Cuvee Chaupin [JD99][D98][WA95][WS94]

Rhone Red Blend
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Producer: Domaine de la Janasse 
Region: 
Chateauneuf-du-Pape, Rhône, France 
Blend: Rhone Red Blend 
Year: 2020 

Jeb Dunnuck, 99 Points 

"I was blown away by the 2020 Châteauneuf Du Pape Chaupin, a 100% Grenache release that comes almost exclusively from the Chaupin lieu-dit in the northern part of the appellation. It's never as inky-hued or powerful as the Vieilles Vignes but always screams Grenache with its sexy, ripe, seamless, and remarkably elegant style. The 2020 offers a translucent ruby/purple hue as well as incredible aromatics of blackberries, black raspberries, peppery garrigue, herbes de Provence, and flowers, and it opens up nicely with time in the glass. Full-bodied and concentrated on the palate, it has silky tannins, no hard edges, and a great finish. I finished my note with "a Grenache lover's dream." This is up with the finest vintages produced and will evolve for 15+ years. Best after 2022." 

Decanter, 98 Points 

"Full-bodied, generous in fruit and glycerol. The tannins and acidity seem to meld together into a single vertebral column. The alcohol is present, lending sweetness rather than heat. Remarkably elegant for a wine of these dimensions, with great, rising, upright flavours and structure. This is a very special wine with a long finish. Parcels of Grenache planted on lieux-dits Chapouin, La Janasse and La Crau, the oldest planted in 1912." 

Wine Advocate, 95 Points 

"All Grenache, with about 20% to 30% whole bunches, the 2020 Chateauneuf du Pape Chaupin is slightly herbal and stemmy on the nose, but those elements are balanced by wonderful black cherry and blackberry fruit. Full-bodied, concentrated yet silky, with a long, briny finish, this is another strong 2020 from the Sabon family. Best after 2023." 

Wine Spectator, 94 Points 

"Ripe but very focused, with a streamlined feel to the mix of raspberry, red currant and bitter cherry fruit flavors. Reveals a racy apple wood note coursing underneath, while licorice, black tea and graphite fill in through the finish." 

Alcohol: 15.5% 

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