One of the finest run estates in all of Châteauneuf du Pape is Domaine de la Janasse, which is managed today by the brother and sister pair of Christophe and Isabelle Sabon.
I like to call the “Les Garrigues” the “BABY” Chateauneuf-du-Pape! An impeccable, rare singular expression of unblended Grenache.
“The 2015s all show more elegant profiles than in the past, at the expense of some texture and richness. Made from 100% Grenache, the 2015 Côtes du Rhône Les Garrigues was mostly destemmed and brought up both in foudre and demi-muids. Its medium ruby color is followed by perfumed, Pinot Noir-like aromas and flavors of strawberries, flowers, dried herbs and spice. It’s a more streamlined version of this cuvée than normal, but it’s impeccably balanced and has plenty to love.” – 91 points – Wine Advocate, JD