2003 Domaine de la Janasse "Chaupin" Châteauneuf-du-Pape
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
Even better, the 2003 Chateauneuf du Pape Cuvee Chaupin was smoking good, with awesome herbes de Provence, pepper, garrigue and sweet Grenache-driven fruit. Full-bodied and rich, with sweet tannin, I loved it, and would plan on drinking bottles over the coming couple of years as well. (JD)
Lilting, perfumy style, with alluring violet, raspberry, black cherry and plum notes that glide across the palate. This gains intensity through the finish, picking up the vintage's tarry aspect, yet stays remarkably fresh and Burgundian in style. Best from 2006 through 2020.
Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar
Ruby-red. Powerfully scented nose offers ripe red and dark berry aromas along with dried flowers and smoky minerals. Weighty cherry and red berry flavors show very good concentration and completely coat the palate. A hint of warmth arrives on the finish, which is strikingly sweet and long. This wine appears to be evolving quickly and is drinking well right now.