Benchmark Wines By
Janasse, Domaine de la

Tasting Notes


Features ample stuffing, with lots of dark plum sauce, crushed cherry and warm blackberry confiture flavors forming the core. Melted black licorice, plum eau-de-vie and black tea notes fill in the background. Reveals a lovely echo of ganache at the…


While the cuvée Chaupin comes mostly from sandy soils, the 2013 Châteauneuf du Pape Cuvée Vieilles Vignes comes more from the rolled pebble soils the region is famous for, and always shows the richer, more powerful profile imparted from these soils. Mostly foudre-aged Grenache, it incorporates 20% Mourvèdre and roughly 10% Syrah (slightly more Syrah in 2013) that’s raised all in barrel. Exhibiting a deep purple color, it offers fabulous dark berry fruits, licorice, Provençal herbs and earthy/stony minerality on the nose. Medium to full-bodied, beautifully concentrated, ripe and with impressive sweetness to its tannin, it`s a fabulous wine that will have 10-15 years of overall longevity.

Other wines you may like

Chapoutier Hermitage l`Ermite 2004

1 In-Stock 750ml
WE 95
WS 94

Clos des Papes Chateauneuf du Pape 2001

2 In-Stock 750ml
WA 95
WS 94

Clos St. Jean Chateauneuf du Pape Deus Ex Machina 2003

2 In-Stock 750ml
WA 99
Janasse, Domaine de la brand image

The Winery

Domaine de la Janasse

"One of France’s leading estates, Domaine de la Janasse has become a reference point winery, largely because of the extraordinary efforts of the young Christophe Sabon. Under Sabon’s supervision, Janasse’s Châteauneuf du Papes just keep getting better and better. Moreover, this is also a terrific source for fabulous values from his bevy of vin de pays and Côtes du Rhône selections.
–Robert Parker, The Wine Advocate

Owned and operated by the Sabon family, Domaine de la Janasse was named after the small town just north of Châteauneuf-du-Pape where the family farm was located. Starting with only 37 acres, the family now owns over 200 acres of land devoted to growing both red and white Côtes du Rhône varieties as well as the flagship Châteauneuf red which today has three different expressions: Tradition, Chaupin, and Vieilles Vignes. The domaine is now considered one of the best in its region thanks to thorough research on the soil, exposure, and microclimates of the Sabon’s particular plot that is packed with history.

Rare Wines, Serious Collectors

As the #1 back-vintage retailer in the US, Benchmark Wine Group prides itself on being a trusted source for the greatest wines in the world. Their unparalleled market knowledge and exceptional service have come together to provide the most accessible cellar of rare and sought-after wines with a guarantee.