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Domaine de la Janasse - Chateauneuf du Pape Tradition 2013


  • Country: France
  • Wine Region: Rhône
  • Wine Area: Southern Rhône
  • Wine Maker: Christophe Sabon
  • Grape: Grenache/Garnacha
  • Grape Percentage: 80% Grenache,10% Mourvedre,10% Syrah
  • Alcohol Percentage: 14.5
  • Unit Quantity (ml): 750
  • Best To Drink: Drink Now - 2025
Food Matching

Food Matching

Excellent with roast red meat or game dishes, beef tenderloin with goat cheese sauce, spicy beef and sweet-potato stir-fry, spiced venison steaks with red-cabbage confit and red-wine sauce or duck with honey peppercorn sauce.

Duty/Vat Paid
WA: 91 (2013) VS: 91 (2013) JR: 18 (2012) WS: 92 (2013)

Wine tasting notes

Deep red-ruby. Fruit-driven aromas of cassis, redcurrant, smoke, spice and animal fur. Soft, lush and ripe, with enticing fruit and good balance. Easy going, generous and balanced for early drinking appeal.

Winery Information

Domaine de la Janasse

D. de la Janasse, thanks to the great talents of winemaker Christophe Sabon, has become one of the finest estates in the Rh?ne. Whilst the D. has built its reputation on the quality of its Ch.neuf-du-Papes and C?tes du Rh?ne reds, Christophe?s white and red IGP Pays merit similar accolades. From IGP Pays to Ch.neuf-du-Pape Vieilles Vignes, the same levels of care and attention are lavished on the wines. Tiny yield from the old vines give great intensity of fruit, while the flavours are.. read more

Expert Reviews

Wine Advocate/Robert Parker (2013)91 pts

Oct 2015. Reviewer : Jeb Dunnock - A great wine - from a difficult vintage - that shows the talent and hard work of this brother/sister pair, the 2013 Châteauneuf du Pape reveals a healthy ruby/purple color to go with perfumed notes of black and red raspberry, pepper, licorice and violets. Medium plus in body and elegant, with gorgeous purity and fine tannin, drink this terrific 2013 over the coming 8-10 years.

Vinous/Antonio Galloni (2013)91 pts

Jan/Feb 15. By Josh Raynolds. Vivid ruby. Deep-pitched red and blue fruit scents are complicated by hints of pungent flowers, peppery spices and cola. Broad and fleshy on the palate, offering sweet boysenberry and black raspberry flavors and a touch of white pepper that adds back-end spiciness. Tightens up slowly on the gently tannic finish, which clings with outstanding persistence and resonating spiciness. (2012)18 pts

Tasted Nov 2013 - Lustrous, burnished crimson with layers of interest. Firm and refreshing with lots of fruit and no overdone tannins. Very confident and impressive. Grabs the attention and is impressively persistent. Very clean, neat finish.

Wine Spectator (2013)92 pts

A beautiful dark cassis aroma leads the way, backed by a serious, youthfully raw core of blackberry, plum and raspberry sauce flavors. Lots of sweet spice notes fill in the background, while a long, violet-edged finish lets everything play out nicely. Best from 2017 through 2025.

Vinification Notes

Maceration lasts between 15 and 18 days with a manual pumping over every 24 hrs. Ageing is in large oak barrels (80%) and in 1/3 new barriques (20%).