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2012 clos st. jean chateauneuf du pape blanc

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Rating
92 Pts Jeb Dunnuck - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

Color
White

Size
750 mL

ABV
14.0%

Closure Type
Cork

Vintage
2012

Varietal(s)
Grenache / Garnacha, Clairette, Roussanne


Organic

BioDynamic

Collectable

Kosher

Sparkling

Dessert


Taste

black currant, blackberry, dust, leather, apple, lemon, honeysuckle, spice, floral, herbal tea , wild flower , almond , apple , pear and crisp acid

Nose

vanilla, toast, smoke, tobacco, dark fruit, red fruit, apple, lemon, citrus, apricot, acidic, herb , tea and wild flower

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Jeb Dunnuck - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate:

"We finished the tasting with the 2012 Chateauneuf du Pape Blanc. A blend of Grenache Blanc, Clairette, Bourboulenc and Roussanne, with the Roussanne and Grenache Blanc aged in neutral barrel and everything else in tank, it offers up notions of quince, white currants and flowers to go with a balanced, clean feel on the palate. Possessing fantastic purity and terrific acidity, it should drink nicely for 2-3 years. Drink now-2016."

Product Description:

"Since 2003, when Pascal and Vincent Maurel took over this estate after their father’s passing, Clos Saint-Jean has gone from strength to strength. They have always owned great vineyards, and they had the foresight to hire a brilliant consulting oenologist, Philippe Cambie. The result has been instant stardom, and a succession of world-class wines. Recently they also partnered with the California Central Coast’s renowned Manfred Krankl of Sine Qua Non to produce another luxury cuvee of Chateauneuf du Pape from mostly Mourvedre called Chimere. A large estate for Chateauneuf du Pape (over 110 acres), Clos Saint-Jean’s history dates back to 1900, with the first Maurel taking control in 1930. The majority of their holdings are in the southeastern sector of the appellation, including significant parcels in La Crau, Les Combes and St.-Jean. In top vintages, Clos Saint-Jean produces five cuvees of red Chateauneuf du Pape, and the 2011s are successful across the board." Robert Parker, The Wine Advocate

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