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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 ...

  • 94-97 Jeb Dunnuck - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
  • 95 Wine Spectator
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About

94-97

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.

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

94-97 - Jeb Dunnuck - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

95 - Wine Spectator

Vintage 2015
Color Red
ABV N/A
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