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2015 Clos St. Jean Combe Des Fous Chateauneuf Du PapeBlend from France

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"Combe des Fous literally means, the hill of the fool. The hill, in this case, is located in the far southern reach of Le Crau which was left barren for many centuries because ...

  • 96 Jeb Dunnuck - jebdunnuck.com
  • 95 Wine Spectator
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96

"The 2015 Châteauneuf-du-Pape Combe des Fous shows the seamless, silky side to the vintage, and has closed down slightly since I tasted it from barrel. Its big, intense nose of black cherries, blueberries, white chocolate, and garrigue gives way to a full-bodied, plush, gorgeously layered 2015 that will benefit from 2-4 years of cellaring."

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. 80 cases imported.

Product Description:

"Combe des Fous literally means, the hill of the fool. The hill, in this case, is located in the far southern reach of Le Crau which was left barren for many centuries because the layer of galets was so exceedingly deep that everyone assumed vines could never survive there. The fool in this situation is Edmund Tacussel, the great-great-grandfather of Vincent and Pascal Maruel who planted a Grenache vineyard on this site in 1905. That old-vine Grenache form the heart of this cuvee with a small amount of Syrah, Cinsault and Vaccarese." - Importer

Product Detail

Item # 102020
Country France
Region Rhone
Sub-Region Chateauneuf du Pape
Ratings

96 - Jeb Dunnuck - jebdunnuck.com

95 - Wine Spectator

Vintage 2015
Color Red
ABV 14.5%
Varietal(s) Grenache / Garnacha, Syrah / Shiraz, Cinsault, Vaccarese
Size 750 mL
Closure Cork
Features
Taste black currant, blackberry, dust, leather, currant, blueberry, strawberry, vanilla, musk, plum, violet, almond, dark berry and spice
Nose vanilla, toast, smoke, tobacco, dark fruit, red fruit, spice box, cedar, game, tar, dust, plum, violet, almond, dark berry and spice