2006 Domaine de la Janasse "Chaupin" Châteauneuf-du-Pape (Previously $65)
95 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2006 Châteauneuf-du-Pape Chaupin’s deep ruby/purple hue is followed by a phenomenal nose of black cherry liqueur, melted licorice, incense, asphalt, truffles, and a hint of earth. This dense, full-bodied effort is a candidate for wine of the vintage. Consume it over the next 12-13 years." (10/08). 93 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "100% Grenache.Deep ruby. Spicy red fruits and flowers on the nose, with a gentle underpinning of smoky minerals. Raspberry and blackberry dominate the palate, which is impressively deep, smooth and tannin-free. Leaves sweet red berry and tangy mineral notes behind on the impressively persistent finish. This wine's elegance will allow it to be drunk young." (Jan/Feb '09) 93 points Wine Spectator: "Really juicy, with a sappy core of cassis, raspberry and currant confiture backed by notes of bittersweet cocoa, fruitcake and mulled spice. The long finish is muscular but well-integrated." (11/08) 14.5% abv.