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2015 Chateauneuf: Clos Saint-Jean

April 22, 2017

2017-chimere

2015 is a fabulous vintage for Clos Saint-Jean… Of course Clos Saint-Jean has this fabulous concentration and compexity from the “La Crau” terroir… But this year the vintage has brought incredible freshness and minerality that makes them really special and delicious!!

2015 Clos Saint Jean Châteauneuf-du-Pape
Nose of cold and ripe black cherries, licorice, spices cake… All “en finesse”, sappy tannins, ripe red cherries, nice acidity, cold vintage (93 pts.)

2015 Clos Saint Jean Châteauneuf-du-Pape La Combe des Fous
Nose of very black fruit, chocolate, licorice, mokka… Very concentrated, but very fresh, red fruit, acid red berries, very much finesse and mineral for a Clos Saint Jean!! (95 pts.)

2015 Clos Saint Jean Châteauneuf-du-Pape Deus-Ex Machina
Huge nose of spices, huge ripe black cherries, licorice, bacon fat… BBQ sauce, soy sauce, very black cherries, characoal, very long aftertaste 30 sec!! (97 pts.)

2015 Clos Saint Jean Châteauneuf-du-Pape Sanctus Sanctorum
Huge nose of black cherries, pain d’épices, very spicy, bacon fat… WOW delicious bacon fat, BBQ sauce, super ripe red and black cherries, one of the best sanctus tasted, 60 seconds finish. BRAVO!! (98 pts.)

2015 Chimère Châteauneuf-du-Pape
Barrel sample: Huge salty, mineral, roasted bacon, licorice, ripe red cherries… Very delicious sappy ripe red cherries, super silky tannins, BBQ steak, I repeat myself but this wine is very delicious!! [i][b](99 pts.)[/b][/i]

2016 Chimère Châteauneuf-du-Pape
Very early barrel sample of Mourvèdre… Very very black nose, cold black cherries, very cold and dark impenetrable wine, loads of integrated tannins… to be retasted next year 🙂

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