Three Chateauneuf-du-Pape Bottlings from the famed 2012 Vintage!

Three Chateauneuf-du-Pape Bottlings from the famed 2012 Vintage!

92-94 Points – Chateauneuf-du-Pape

94-96 Points Chateauneuf-du-Pape Chaupin

95-98 Points – Chateauneuf-du-Pape Old Vine

A six bottle mix containing two bottles eachqualifies for the discount

 $462.54 before tax

Every year the Domaine de la Janasse releases are highly anticipated, and the 2012’s are looking to be excellent. They are on the ripe side of the spectrum but seem to be well balanced so far.  This is a  great vintage to add to a collection, but our supply is limited to just a few cases of each wine.  Our first drop is arriving TODAY, so please let me know if I can save any for you!

Background: Started in 1973, this estate has been organically farmed from the beginning.  One of early rising stars in Chateauneuf-du-Pape, Christophe and his sister Isabelle have continued to take the estate to new heights, and their 60 vineyard plots boast an extremely diverse array of soil types.

Christophe believes that Grenache performs best in slightly cooler sites where the soils keep it balanced.  In hotter areas, Syrah and Mourvedre are used to temper the balance.

I’ve included the detailed reviews at the bottom of this message, and please let me know what we can save for you by replying to nick@highlandfinewine.com

 

2012 Domaine de La Janasse

Chateauneuf-du-Pape – Tradition

70% Grenache, 15% Syrah,

13% Mourvedre, 2% Cinsault

92-94 Points Wine Advocate

 

1-5 Bottles – $59.99

6+ bottles – $53.99 (10% Off)

  

 Arriving Next Week!

2012 Domaine de La Janasse

Chateauneuf-du-Pape – Chaupin

100% Grenache

94-96 Points Wine Advocate

 

1-5 Bottles – $81.99

6+ bottles – $73.79 (10% Off)

  

 Arriving Next Week!

 

 

 

2012 Domaine de La Janasse

Chateauneuf-du-Pape – Old Vines

80% Grenache, 15% Mourvedre, 3% Syrah, 2% Others

95-98 Points Wine Advocate

 

1-5 Bottles – $114.99

6+ bottles – $103.49 (10% Off)

  

 Available today!

2012 Domaine de La Janasse Chateauneuf-du-Pape – Old Vines

95-98 Points – Jeb Dunnuck Reviewer

Most likely one of the top 2-3 wines produced, the 2012 Chateauneuf du Pape Vieilles Vignes is a rough blend of 80-85% Grenache, 10% Mourvedre (which was harvested October 10) and the balance Syrah, that hit 15.4% natural alcohol. Seeing the same elevage as the 2011, it sports an inky purple color as well as spectacular array of black and blue fruits, violets, liquid flowers and underbrush to go with an energetic, seamless and full-bodied profile on the palate. Lighter weight than the 2007 and 2010, it possesses notable freshness, purity and elegance. It should benefit from short-term cellaring and thrill for upward of two decades. Drink 2016-2032.

2012 Domaine de La Janasse Chateauneuf-du-Pape – Chaupin

94-96 Points – Jeb Dunnuck Reviewer

Also showing the purity and freshness of the vintage, the 2012 Chateauneuf du Pape Cuvee Chaupin, which was harvested towards the end of September, displays classic licorice, crushed violets, flowers and mineral-tinged black fruits to go with a medium to full-bodied, beautifully balanced and lively feel on the palate. Always 100% Grenache that comes from very old vines and sandy soils, it is one impressive tank sample. Give it a couple years in the cellar and enjoy bottles over the following decade or longer. Drink 2015-2027.

2012 Domaine de La Janasse Chateauneuf-du-Pape – Tradition

92-94 Points – Jeb Dunnuck Reviewer

Looking pretty close to the 2009 and 2010 in terms of quality, the 2012 Chateauneuf du Pape has slightly less Grenache than prior vintages, with 15% Mourvedre, 8% Syrah and the rest Grenache. Violets, underbrush, sweet black raspberry and cassis all flow from this medium to full-bodied, pure and elegantly styled effort. Showing plenty of fruit, good acidity and terrific purity, it should evolve gracefully for 12-15 years. Drink 2015-2027.

 

 

Please send a reply to nick@highlandfinewine.com if you’d like us to save any for you!

 



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