2017 Clos St. Jean La Combe Des Fous Chateauneuf Du PapeBlend from France
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- 97 Joe Czerwinski - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
- 97 Jeb Dunnuck - jebdunnuck.com
97 Joe Czerwinski - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
The 2017 Chateauneuf du Pape La Combe des Fous is full-bodied, rich and velvety, yet it also possesses more freshness and concentrated berry fruit than the Vieilles Vignes bottling. An absolute beauty of a beast, it delivers ripe raspberries and cherries, a gentle dusting of Asian spice and a long, long finish.
97 Jeb Dunnuck - jebdunnuck.com
The 2017 Châteauneuf Du Pape La Combe Des Fous checks in as a normal blend of 70% Grenache, 20% Syrah, and the rest Vaccarèse and Cinsault, raised in tank and demi-muids. Kirsch liqueur, white flowers, graphite, ground pepper, and obvious minerality all emerge from this ethereal yet powerful, concentrated 2017. It's very much in the more Provençal, elegant style of this vintage, yet has classic Clos Saint Jean purity, style, and power. It's a gorgeous wine.
|Sub-Region||Chateauneuf du Pape|
97 - Joe Czerwinski - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
97 - Jeb Dunnuck - jebdunnuck.com
|Varietal(s)||Grenache / Garnacha, Syrah / Shiraz, Cinsault, Vaccarese|
|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|