Monday, January 17, 2011

Janasse, Chateauneuf du Pape 2007

Saturated purple/red.

Opened yesterday. Deep nose of clay/earth, fig/blackberry/black raspberry compote and licorice. Manages just enough lift thanks to a slight mint nuance.

Round and dense in the mouth. Shows a bit of alcohol, but nothing crazy. Plush mid-palate is loaded with black raspberry coulis and earth flavors. Interesting - fruit and structure all loaded to the front of the mouth. Extremely ripe and packed, but is just shy of too much. PFG.