Domaine de la Janasse

Chaupin Châteauneuf-du-Pape Red Rhone Blend

9.217 ratings
9.27 pro ratings
Châteauneuf-du-Pape, Southern Rhône, Rhône, France
Red Rhone Blend
Tomato-Based, Pasta, Salami & Prosciutto, Mushrooms, Onion, Pungent Cheese, Venison, Hard Cheese, Lamb, Pork, Beef
Top Notes For
Paco Suro

Soft on day 2.

Soft on day 2.

May 22nd, 2022
Shay A
9.2

I’m between a 92-93 here. This was by no means shut down but it was surprisingly tannic and a bit clenched. Poured next to a 2016 Fisher Syrah, this was significantly less pepper driven yet substantially more nimble and vibrant. 100% Grenache and 40% whole cluster (which is definitely evident). Plenty of ripe red fruit up front on the nose with underripe and crunchy black fruits, potpourri, garrigue, and herbal stemminess. Nervy acidity on the palate and while a touch thin on the mid palate, the finish here is quite beefed up with violet, cranberry and black currant wrapped tannins. It’s almost juicy, yet an herbal flair keeps it balanced. Enjoyed at pop and pour, I’d decant at least an hour if opening now.

I’m between a 92-93 here. This was by no means shut down but it was surprisingly tannic and a bit clenched. Poured next to a 2016 Fisher Syrah, this was significantly less pepper driven yet substantially more nimble and vibrant. 100% Grenache and 40% whole cluster (which is definitely evident). Plenty of ripe red fruit up front on the nose with underripe and crunchy black fruits, potpourri, garrigue, and herbal stemminess. Nervy acidity on the palate and while a touch thin on the mid palate, the finish here is quite beefed up with violet, cranberry and black currant wrapped tannins. It’s almost juicy, yet an herbal flair keeps it balanced. Enjoyed at pop and pour, I’d decant at least an hour if opening now.

Sep 14th, 2021
Gilbert Van Hassel

Warm vintage. Succulent, fwd fruit, high alcohol. Quite a bit of weight. A masculin chaupin. I would drink it now and enjoy the warmth of the wine, the garigue tones and the massive roundness. I think I found the wine I will serve for our next x-mas party.

Warm vintage. Succulent, fwd fruit, high alcohol. Quite a bit of weight. A masculin chaupin. I would drink it now and enjoy the warmth of the wine, the garigue tones and the massive roundness. I think I found the wine I will serve for our next x-mas party.

Jul 6th, 2019
Matt Nason

2015 warm vintage, juicy blackberries and ripe black cherries, Grenache at its juiciest. Word to big bird.

2015 warm vintage, juicy blackberries and ripe black cherries, Grenache at its juiciest. Word to big bird.

May 25th, 2018
Pierre Gourinchas

Outstanding. Still young. With stuffed eggplant Ottolenghi style.

Outstanding. Still young. With stuffed eggplant Ottolenghi style.

Feb 19th, 2022
Ben Hearns

Killer CdP

Killer CdP

Apr 16th, 2021
Pierre Gourinchas

Outstanding.

Outstanding.

Aug 26th, 2020
leon egozi

From a magnum

From a magnum

Dec 15th, 2019
Ryan Guy

Sultry and smooth. Cranberry preserves meet plum, cracked pepper, granite, and dried sage. Fresh fruit flavors carry into a spicy, peppery finish highlighted by dark forest fruit. Drink or hold.

Sultry and smooth. Cranberry preserves meet plum, cracked pepper, granite, and dried sage. Fresh fruit flavors carry into a spicy, peppery finish highlighted by dark forest fruit. Drink or hold.

Jan 28th, 2019
Mark Flesher

Double decanted. Twice. Opened 1 hr before. Probably needed 3 to 4 more hours in the decanter. Deep cherry red pour. Nose of bing cherry. Entry of youthful red cherry and mint. Hint of black tea. A little more black pepper finish and a tiny bit more acidic than the front. Finish goes a little to the tart side. Medium bodied CDP which will evolve over the next 15 years, and will likely be 95 at maturity.

Double decanted. Twice. Opened 1 hr before. Probably needed 3 to 4 more hours in the decanter. Deep cherry red pour. Nose of bing cherry. Entry of youthful red cherry and mint. Hint of black tea. A little more black pepper finish and a tiny bit more acidic than the front. Finish goes a little to the tart side. Medium bodied CDP which will evolve over the next 15 years, and will likely be 95 at maturity.

Dec 15th, 2018