Clos Saint Jean CDP Vieilles Vignes 2015

Clos Saint Jean CDP Vieilles Vignes 2015

Regular price $49.97

RP

94

The Wine Advocate

A special cuvée produced for the American importer, Eric Solomon, the 2015 Chateauneuf du Pape Vieilles Vignes is huge. It blends 85% or more concrete-aged Grenache with small amounts of Syrah and Mourvèdre aged in barrique. The result is a massive wine filled with red fruit. The tannins are ripe to the point of creaminess on the mid-palate then firm up on the long finish. This hides its alcohol better than the regular cuvée and should age longer as a result.

 

WS

93

Wine Spectator

Rich, with lots of cassis, crushed plum and warm raspberry reduction notes wrapped with licorice root and ganache accents. The solid grip is well-buried on the finish, leaving a tarry echo lingering with the fruit. Best from 2020 through 2035.

 

 

 

 

Winemaker Notes

A blend of Grenache, Syrah, Mourvedre, Cinsault, Vaccarèse and Muscardin, the Châteauneuf-du-Pape Vieilles Vignes is made from old-vines located in Le Crau. The Grenache is aged in concrete for 12 months while the remainder is aged in demi-muid.

 

 

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