2017 Clos St. Jean Chateauneuf Du Pape Vieilles Vignes MagnumGrenache / Garnacha from France
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- 93-95 Joe Czerwinski - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
- 92-94 Jeb Dunnuck - jebdunnuck.com
93-95 Joe Czerwinski - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
"The 2017 Chateauneuf du Pape Vieilles Vignes, an exclusive to the American importer, includes Grenache from vines planted in 1905. It's richer and rounder than the regular Châteauneuf-du-Pape, showing better balance and concentration, flavors that are fresher and brighter—more blueberry than dark plum—and an intriguing note of licorice on the finish. There's still a touch of warmth, but this looks special."
92-94 Jeb Dunnuck - jebdunnuck.com
"Cut from the same cloth, the 2017 Châteauneuf-du-Pape Vieilles Vignes has plenty of black licorice, roasted herbs, crushed rocks, and assorted red and black fruits. It has more tannins than the base cuvée yet a similar depth of fruit and texture."
|Sub-Region||Chateauneuf du Pape|
93-95 - Joe Czerwinski - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
92-94 - Jeb Dunnuck - jebdunnuck.com
|Varietal(s)||Grenache / Garnacha|
|Taste||black currant, blackberry, dust and leather|
|Nose||vanilla, toast, smoke, tobacco, dark fruit and red fruit|