Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Domaine de la Janasse Cotes du Rhone, 2005

Domaine de la Janasse is a top producer of Chateauneuf du Pape, but I'm perfectly satisfied tonight with this simple Cotes du Rhone from the estate. The bouquet has developed nicely with scents of red berries, spices and flowers. Just a bit of garrigue. As the Vinsobres is dark and haunting, this CDR is bright and extraverted. Very classy. The flavors are ripe and round but not at all simple. Trips lightly across the tongue. Reminds me a bit of a good lower tier red
Burgundy. I had one or two bad bottles of Domaine de la Janasse Cotes du Rhone from a case, but this bottle is not among them. It's singing right now.

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