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Chateauneuf du Pape Janasse 2008

 
Country: France
Region: Rhone
Type: Red
Producer: Janasse
Grape: Grenache
Bottle Size: 75cl
Vintage: 2008
Body: Full bodied
Alcohol: 15.5%
Sweetness: Dry

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The outstanding 2008 Chateauneuf du Pape is one of the stars of the vintage. Lots of black fruit notes intermixed with rosemary and other herbes de Provence jump from the glass of this full-bodied, supple-textured, surprisingly concentrated 2008. It should drink nicely for 8-9 years.


Tasting Notes

Christophe Sabon, his sister Isabelle, and their father operate one of the great Chateauneuf du Pape winemaking estates. They continue to invest in new vineyards as well as state-of-the-art winemaking equipment. Moreover, they never seem to be satisfied with the status quo, and are constantly challenging their past performances. The 2008s were among the finest wines of the appellation . The style is progressive, combining the best of traditional winemaking with the finest of a more modern approach. The wines all reflect their Provencal origins, only tiny quantities of new oak are used, and then only with the two grape varietals that can benefit from it (such as Syrah and Mourvedre).

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