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2003 Domaine De La Janasse Chateauneuf Du Pape Vieilles Vignes (750ml)

  • 98
  • WA
  • 97
  • WA
  • 96-100
  • WA

Additional Information

Vintage 2003
Winery Domaine de la Janasse
Varietal Chateauneuf du Pape
Designation Vieilles Vignes
Bottle Size 750
Classification No
Bottle Condition No
Style Red
Region Rhone
Subregion Chateauneuf du Pape

Availability: 3 items In stock

Price: $225.00

Special Price: $174.99

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Price: $225.00

Special Price: $174.99

Reviews

    • WA
    • 98

    Robert Parker, The Wine Advocate

    Reviewer, Jeb Dunnuck - Possibly the wine of the vintage and the best bottle of this I’ve had to date, the 2003 Domaine de la Janasse Chateauneuf du Pape Vieilles Vignes has a drop-dead gorgeous bouquet of spice-laden red and black fruits, licorice, graphite and mineral to go with a seamless, full-bodied and decadently-styled palate. Seriously rich and voluptuous, yet also perfectly balanced, poised and fresh, this beauty should continue to shine for another decade, although I see no reason to delay gratification.
    • WA
    • 97

    Robert Parker, The Wine Advocate

    Reviewer, Jeb Dunnuck - A wine I’ve had more than a case of, sometimes with irregular results, the 2003 Chateauneuf du Pape Vieilles Vignes was drinking about as good as it gets on this occasion. As usual, it’s made in a deeper, richer style than the Chaupin and offers thrilling texture, a smoking mid-palate and nothing but gorgeous Grenache fruit on the finish. Loaded with notions of blackberry liqueur, kirsch, fruit cake and spice, enjoy this knockout effort over the coming 2-4 years or so.
    • WA
    • 96-100

    Robert Parker, The Wine Advocate

    The 2003 Chateauneuf du Pape Cuvee Vieilles Vignes had a few degrees of residual sugar to ferment out. It is a blend of 85% Grenache and the balance split between Syrah and Mourvedre. A wine of extraordinary intensity and the potential to garner a perfect score, this inky/purple-colored effort boasts an exceptional nose of black raspberries, creme de cassis, melted licorice, and earth. Extremely full-bodied, with a multi-dimensional, super-concentrated palate, fabulous purity, and over 15% alcohol, it is a classic Chateauneuf du Pape meant for long-term cellaring. Anticipated maturity: 2007-2020+. The question that begs to be answered is, is it better than the profound 2001, 2000, and 1998? It’s certainly bigger, but I’m not convinced it is better in a qualitative sense as these are all great vintages for Janasse.

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