2016 Janasse Chateauneuf du Pape Cuvee Prestige Blanc

- 750 ml
97
JD
Availability: Available Soon
$119.00
Availability: In stock
Product ID
81673-750-AS

Wine Critic Reviews:

One of the finest whites made in the vintage is unquestionably the 2016 Châteauneuf-du-Pape Prestige Blanc from Janasse. Based on 70% Roussanne, 20% Grenache Blanc and the rest a mix of varieties, vinified and aged in demi-muids (there are only two barrels), it has rock star notes of white peaches, caramelized citrus, white flowers, spice, and subtle tangerine-like exotic notes. It’s a rich, medium to full-bodied, concentrated white that has vibrant acidity, perfect balance, and a great, great finish. There are few Rhône whites better than this beauty. Drink it anytime over the coming two decades.

Jeb Dunnuck | 97 JD
Light yellow-gold. A highly complex, expansive bouquet evokes ripe citrus and orchard fruits, along with suggestions of honey, pungent flowers and smoky minerals. Concentrated, palate-staining poached pear, Meyer lemon and honeysuckle flavors are given spine by a core of juicy acidity. The mineral and floral notes drive a strikingly persistent finish that leaves a hint of bitter pear skin behind. This one's definitely built for the long haul.

Vinous Media | 96 VM
The stunning 2016 Chateauneuf du Pape Blanc Cuvee Prestige features dramatic flavors of honey, pineapples and tangerines. It's broad, full-bodied and expansive in the mouth, imbued with palate-saturating richness. A blend of 60% Roussanne, 20% Grenache Blanc and the rest a blend of other permitted varieties, fermented and aged in 500- and 600-liter oak barrels, it boasts a flamboyant, exotic personality that I prefer to enjoy in its first several years.

Robert Parker Wine Advocate | 95 RP
A ripe, lush style, with creamed Cavaillon melon and apple flavors supported by a fresh brioche note and backed by lemon curd and verbena accents on the finish. A salted butter echo at the very end keeps this honest. Hedonistic. Drink now through 2020. 50 cases imported.

Wine Spectator | 95 WS
Grown on sand, 20% fermented and aged in new oak barriques. Intense pear on the nose, underpinned by some spice elements. Very full-bodied, powerful and savoury on the palate, with real substance and texture and a long finish. A powerful wine which will age well. Drinking Window 2018 - 2030

Decanter | 94 DEC
Toast, vanilla and caramel accent sunny apple and pear in this lavish Roussanne-dominant blend. Vinified and matured partially in new French oak, it's a rich, creamy sip but offers a refreshingly mineral finish. Opulent but elegant, the wine should show its fresh, flamboyant side through 2021 and gain savory nuances through 2030.

Wine Enthusiast | 94 WE
Powerful acidity and tannins here. Smooth and spicy, hitting the right point of ripeness. Pears and white stone fruit. A small bottling of just 1,100 liters with 60 per cent roussanne, 20 per cent old grenache blanc and 20 per cent clairette and other varieties. Drink now.

James Suckling | 93 JS

More Information
Availability Available Soon
Vintage 2016
Format 750 ml
Color White
Country France: Words fail us when trying to adequately portray France's place in the world of wine. It's downright impossible to imagine what wine would feel and taste like had it not been for France's many, many viticultural pioneers. Fine wine is the blood of France's vigorously beating heart, and it finds itself in many aspects of French culture. With a viticultural history that dates all the way back to the 6th century BC, France now enjoys its position as the most famous and reputable wine region on the planet. If you have a burning passion for masterfully crafted, mouth-watering, mind-expanding wines, then regular visits to France are probably already in your schedule, and for a good reason.
Producer Janasse: Depending on which sort of La Janasse wine you end up choosing, you can encounter a veritable shopping cart of different flavors. From the creamy and tender white peaches that gently caress your tastebuds to the robust and bold black raspberries that keep your attention firmly in the glass, there's something for everyone to fall in love with. The warm toast and honey notes make each bottle feel like a home away from home. The textures are intricate, complex, and satisfying to deconstruct, making the wines excellent for a slow, thoughtful drink in private, should you choose to do so. If you feel tempted by the descriptions above, have a look at our carefully arranged selection of the finest La Janasse wines you can run across today. Whether you want to be an amazing host and impress your friends, or you prefer to sip the wine by yourself on a porch at night, these wines will be by your side, ready to perform.
Rating 97 JD
Region Rhone: While the Northern Rhone produces only about 5% of all wine coming out of the Rhone Valley, the quality of these bottles is not to be underestimated. The terroir in this region is heavenly for growing Syrah, Viognier, Marsanne or Rousanne - the only permitted grapes in the AOC. Picture this - the Rhone flows through the valley like an azure thread piercing the landscape, a reflection of the dreamy skies hovering above the vineyards, ready to produce rainfall at a moment's notice. The rocky soil of the steep, almost surreal hillsides provides a bountiful feast for the grapevine roots. The flavors and texture of Northern Rhone wines tell you everything you need to know as soon as your lips touch the elixir, like a whisper in the vigorous valley winds As per the Southern Rhone wine, it is like taking a plunge into a whirlpool of juicy flavor. Every sip explodes forward like a crashing tsunami, bathing your tastebuds in delicious aromas of prune, chocolate, grass, and black fruit. The wines are so compelling that it can be hard to drink them casually at a social event without getting lost in their intricate textures and emotional depths. Let's set sail together, and drink deep from these luxurious bottles with our friends and loved ones.
Type of Wine Chateauneuf du Pape: You can expect Chateauneuf-du-Pape reds selection to wash over you with a combination of leather, game, tar, and delicious dried herbs, creating a spice mixture that commands respect from even the harshest non-believers. Chateauneuf-du-Pape whites are ever so refreshing and bold, frolicking in a field of floral notes and earthy minerals.
OWC No
Varietal Proprietary Blend: There's a level of mystery and intrigue when it comes to drinking a wine for which you're not fully informed about, and if that sounds like a thrilling idea to you, then you're probably already interested in proprietary blends. While the concept doesn't have a legal definition, it is used to describe blends whose components aren't disclosed by the producer. In many cases, the wine tends to be a Bordeaux-inspired blend, but this isn't always the case.
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