2015 Clos St. Jean Chateauneuf Du Pape Vieilles VignesBlend from France
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"The prestigious Clos Saint Jean is run by the fourth generation of the Tacussel/Maurel family - Vincent and Pascal Maurel - under the tutelage of renown oenologist Philippe Ca...
- 94 Jeb Dunnuck - jebdunnuck.com
- 93 Wine Spectator
94 Jeb Dunnuck - jebdunnuck.com
"Coming from an old vine selection and a smaller production release for the US market, the 2015 Châteauneuf du Pape Vieilles Vignes tastes like the classic cuvee, only on steroids. Kirsch, loads of black and blue fruits, flowers and lavender notes all emerge from this full-bodied 2015 that has fine, fine tannin, solid mid-palate depth and a great finish. It certainly offers pleasure today, yet will keep for 10-15 years."
93 Wine Spectator
"Rich, with lots of cassis, crushed plum and warm raspberry reduction notes wrapped with licorice root and ganache accents. The solid grip is well-buried on the finish, leaving a tarry echo lingering with the fruit. Best from 2020 through 2035. 900 cases imported."
"The prestigious Clos Saint Jean is run by the fourth generation of the Tacussel/Maurel family - Vincent and Pascal Maurel - under the tutelage of renown oenologist Philippe Cambie.
Clos Saint-Jean is considered by critics, sommeliers and consumers alike to be among the top properties of the Southern Rhône. Wine Advocate comments, “The tasting of the five 2007 cuvées must rank among the greatest single tasting in the southern Rhône I have ever done in 30+ years of wine tasting. Last year I sensed something special was happening, and the bottled 2007s confirm that something rare had occurred in the vineyards and cellars of Clos Saint-Jean.” The estate now boasts four 100 point wines, sourced from their extraordinary old vine plots, including choice parcels in the famed La Crau district of Châteauneuf-du-Pape.
The property makes one white and four red cuvées all using the same winemaking philosophy, just from different blends from different parcels. Grenache in aged in tank only while Syrah and Mourvedre are aged in one- and two-year-old demi-muids, and occasionally, smaller barrels." - Importer
|Sub-Region||Chateauneuf du Pape|
94 - Jeb Dunnuck - jebdunnuck.com
93 - 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|