2015 Clos St. Jean Chateauneuf Du Pape La Combe Des Fous MagnumBlend from France
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"Small hill in La Crau district where Grenache was planted in 1905. From 50-100+ year old vines. Farming: Sustainable. Aging: Grenache aged in concrete tank, other varieties in...
- 94-97 Jeb Dunnuck - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
- 95 Wine Spectator
94-97 Jeb Dunnuck - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
"The 2015 reds from these two brothers are some of the gems in the vintage. The 2015 Châteauneuf du Pape La Combe des Fous is another sensational wine. Full-bodied, gorgeously concentrated and yet with the ever present elegance and finesse this cuvée always possesses, it offers layers of black raspberries, crème de cassis, white flowers, licorice and cured meat-like aromas and flavors. It will certainly be one of the top handful of wines in the vintage.
The two Maurel brothers, along with the ever-present Philippe Cambie, have brought this large estate up to the pinnacle of the Châteauneuf du Pape hierarchy, and they’ve produced so many monumental bottles over the past decade or so it’s not even funny." -Jeb Dunnuck
95 Wine Spectator
"This pumps out dark currant, plum and raspberry pâte de fruit flavors along with notes of licorice root, ganache and warm fruitcake. Densely packed, but the details are still evident through the graphite-fueled finish. Impressive. Best from 2020 through 2035."
"Small hill in La Crau district where Grenache was planted in 1905. From 50-100+ year old vines. Farming: Sustainable. Aging: Grenache aged in concrete tank, other varieties in French oak for 12 months. This parcel on La Crau called "Combe Des Fous" was historically considered too difficult to work, yet the Maurels' great grand-father, Edmond, was "fool" enough to persevere. From the "Hill of Fools" comes this extraordinary blend." -Importer
|Sub-Region||Chateauneuf du Pape|
94-97 - Jeb Dunnuck - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
95 - Wine Spectator
|Varietal(s)||Grenache / Garnacha, Syrah / Shiraz, Mourvedre / Mataro / Monastrell / Garrut, Cinsault, Vaccarese|
|Taste||black currant, blackberry, dust, leather, currant, blueberry, strawberry, blackberry , violet , oak , smoke , toast , vanilla, musk, plum, violet, almond, dark berry and spice|
|Nose||vanilla, toast, smoke, tobacco, dark fruit, red fruit, spice box, cedar, thyme , clove , cinnamon , black pepper , mint, game, tar, dust, plum, violet, almond, dark berry and spice|