2000 Domaine de la Janasse "Chaupin" Châteauneuf-du-Pape

SKU #1058020 96 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

 The 2000 Chateauneuf du Pape Cuvee Chaupin is another knockout vintage for this cuvee, and at present, it’s drinking the best of the mature vintages. Still deep ruby/purple, it has classic kirsch liqueur, sappy herbs, white pepper and licorice to go with a full-bodied, beautifully textured profile on the palate that carries awesome fruit, notable freshness and plenty of length. Drink it through 2020. (JD)  (8/2014)

92 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar

 Bright red-ruby. Very rich aromas of roasted red fruits, leather and smoke. Fat, sweet and impressively rich; silky and quite deep. A very suave, very long wine with smooth but mounting tannins. A superb showing today, even if this wine from north-facing vines on "cool" soil is not quite as pinot-like as usual.  (1/2003)

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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