Friday, April 21, 2023

Clos Saint Jean Chateauneuf du Pape

This 2020 Old Vine CDP is fantastic and a great price!
2020 Clos Saint Jean Chateauneuf du Pape Vieilles Vignes....$59.99
Leads with warm ganache and fig bread notes, followed quickly by raspberry reduction accents that take some time to unwind. Showcases plum pâte de fruit, sanguine and black licorice notes, with a flicker of Turkish coffee underscoring the finish and giving this a decidedly dark profile in the end. Grenache, Syrah, Mourvèdre, Cinsault, Vaccarèse and Muscardin.
Rated 95/100 The Wine Spectator
As usual, the 2020 Châteauneuf Du Pape Vieilles Vignes brings more richness and depth without losing any sense of elegance or balance. Blackberries, ground herbs, chalky minerality and loamy earth flow to a ripe, medium to full-bodied, seamless, incredibly elegant 2020 with tons of character. It will evolve for 10-15 years as well. Best after 2022.
Rated 93/100 Jeb Dunnuck

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