1998 Domaine Janasse "Cuvee Chaupin" Châteanuneuf-du-Pape

SKU #1126723 95 points Wine Spectator

 Much denser than the normal cuvée, with pain d'épice, date, fig, mint and sweet tobacco notes. The long finish is very plush, with a bacony note. Still has some grip to shed. A beauty.--1998 Châteauneuf-du-Pape retrospective. Drink now through 2020. 1,330 cases made.  (9/ 2007)

93 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

 Janasse’s 1998 Chateauneuf du Pape Chaupin has reached full maturity. Some rust and orange at the edge are evidence of that, in addition to its complex, open-knit nose of roasted herbs, sweet black cherries, loamy soil, pepper, and spice. Fleshy, full-bodied, with a velvety mouthfeel, considerable opulence, and an expansive richness, this wine is best drunk now and over the next 5-7 years.  (6/ 2010)

92 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar

 Full deep red. Bright but reticent aromas of blackberry, violet, licorice and meat. Vibrant, intensely flavored and sharply delineated, with terrific depth and grip. Very ripe but firmly built. Perhaps more typical grenache than the '99, thanks to the great ripeness of the year. Finishes very long and subtle, with firm but sweet tannins.  (2/ 2001)

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Varietal:

Rhone Blends

Country:

France

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Sub-Region:

Rhone

- Legendary wine-producing region in southeast France. Stereotypically speaking, Rhone wines are high in alcohol, and the majority produced is red. The northern Rhone is best known for outstanding 100% Syrah wines from areas such as Cote Rotie and Hermitage, as well as for fabulous white wines from Condrieu (where Viognier is king). In the southern Rhone, look for spicy, full-bodied wines that are blends of Grenache, Syrah, and other varietals coming from appellations such as Chateauneuf du Pape, Gigondas, or Rasteau. Wines labeled as Cote du Rhone or Cotes du Rhone Village (a cut above generic Cotes du Rhone) are frequently found here in the US because they often represent some of the best values on the market. View our bestselling Rhone Valley wines.
Specific Appellation:

Chateauneuf du Pape