Saturday, February 15, 2014

Review: ***+ $$ Domaine de la Janasse Cotes du Rhone, France, 2010 = GOOD VALUE

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Original tasting and review : This is Domaine de la Janasse Cotes du Rhone, France, 2010, finished at 13.5% alcohol.  This is an Eric Solomon selection from a 20 acre vineyard consisting of grenache, syrah, carignan, cinsault and mourvedre.


In the glass: Deep purple magenta, opaque from a half inch of the edge.

On the nose: Poured at cool room temperature and swirled vigorously, shows shy but rugged clean fruit with strong clean laundry elements.   From the aroma, seems like this will be classic and layered.

On the palate: The primary elements on the palate are in fact both gritty and bright, with light purple fruit cutting through the tannins.  Misses any significant layering or contemplative nature, though.

In summary: Overall, rates three stars on the five-star Spirit of Wine scale.

Following two-hour decant:  consistent aroma, but the palate does pick up some layering, bringing a gritty red currant texture forward.  Gains an additional plus on the three stars, making this a good value purchase.

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