Domaine de la Janasse Châteauneuf-du-Pape Rouge 2015
Marked by several periods of strong heat and a few timely thundery storms, the 2015 vintage is generous in colour, generous in structure, in ripeness. Generous also in quantity, a rare occurrence for an appellation known for its low yields.
Favourable weather conditions all year long meant that the 2015 crop reached ripeness in excellent conditions, and the thundery storms mid-September did not affect the quality of what already appeared to be an excellent vintage.
The 2015 white Châteauneuf-du-Pape wines exhale notes of white and yellow blossom (lime blossom, acacia), the colour is golden, the mouth feel generous, fruity and full. In contrast to the 2014 white Châteauneuf-du-Pape, which offers great ageing potential, the 2015 vintage –with its low acidity- can easily be drunk now.
The 2015 red Châteauneuf-du-Pape wines have beautiful deep, dark and already shiny colours. The aromas –mostly black fruit- remain fresh, a proof that the fruit has been harvested at its optimal ripeness. The tannins are there – silky and smooth, fine and elegant. The wines are balanced, fruity, enjoyable, and definitely set to age well and for many years. Still, they bear all the necessary qualities to be drunk in their prime youth, just like the 1990, 1998 and 2010 vintages.
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