2007 Domaine de la Janasse Châteauneuf-du-Pape
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
A breakout vintage here, these 2007s are pretty much spectacular across the board. Starting out, the 2007 Chateauneuf du Pape is an incredible wine in every way (including value). Possessing a classic Southern Rhone style in its blackberry, cassis, licorice, roasted herb and cured meat-styled aromas and flavors, it has full-bodied richness, no hard edges and blockbuster length. Count yourself lucky if you purchased a bunch of this on release. (JD)
Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar
Saturated ruby. Powerful scents of dark berry preserves, incense and smoky herbs. Weighty blackberry and blueberry flavors are enlivened by juicy acidity and pick up a brighter raspberry quality with air. Very sweet and seamless wine with excellent back-end power and repeating notes of blue fruits and herbs. This is delicious right now.
Plush, with delicious purity to the crushed plum, macerated currant and warm fig flavors. Dark and racy through the finish, with a mouthwatering graphite edge. Superlong and precise. Drink now through 2019.