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2015 Clos St. Jean Chateauneuf Du Pape Vieilles VignesSyrah / Shiraz 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
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Please note, this product is a 1.5L bottle.

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94

"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."

Product Description:

"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

Product Detail

Item # 102686
Country France
Region Rhone
Sub-Region Chateauneuf du Pape
Ratings

94 - Jeb Dunnuck - jebdunnuck.com

Vintage 2015
Color Red
ABV 14.5%
Varietal(s) Syrah / Shiraz
Size 1.5l
Closure Cork
Features
Taste currant, blueberry, blackberry and strawberry
Nose spice box, cedar and dark fruit