CDP Vieilles Vignes, Domaine de la Janasse 2003
One of the vintage’s most compelling wines, the huge, dense purple-colored 2003 Chateauneuf du Pape Cuvee Vieilles Vignes offers aromas of creme de cassis, creosote, and flowers along with immense concentration, body, and tannin. The finish is reminiscent of a first-growth Bordeaux, meaning it is well-delineated and tannic. Cellar it for 4-5 years and consume it over the following two decades
|Score: 97+||Robert Parker, Wine Advocate (163), February 2006|
|Score: 96/100||Robert Parker, Wine Advocate (156), December 2004|
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.
|Score: 98||Jeb Dunnuck, RobertParker.com (207), June 2013|
Gorgeous raspberry grenache and spice aromas give way to richly layered but silky notes of boysenberry, blackberry, mocha, mineral and tar. Long, pure beam of fruit resonates through the finish. Fantastic purity and finesse for the vintage. Best from 2007 through 2025.
|Score: 96||James Molesworth, Wine Spectator Insider (22), August 2005|
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