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Barrel samples: Clos Saint Jean 2016

April 8, 2018

Clos Saint Jean has produced some of the most profound and concentrated Chateauneufs in the past… and his now evolving to more finesse and elegance, which makes them even more attractive, as they own some of the best terroir in Châteauneuf!

2016 Clos Saint Jean Châteauneuf-du-Pape Blanc
25% grenache blanc, Roussanne, Clairette, Bourboulenc… Nose of ananas, green apple, freshly cutted grass… Nice fatness combined with freshness, quite aromatic (90 points)

2016 Clos Saint Jean Châteauneuf-du-Pape
Wow, powerful nose of licorice, Herbes de Provence, black fruit…. A huge quantity of tannin but super ripe and silky, very fresh, mineral, black, hint of spices and licorice… The style of this wine has evolved to more elegant! (94 points)

2016 Clos Saint Jean Châteauneuf-du-Pape La Combe des Fous
Beautiful nose of chocolate, cacao, ripe black cherries, fresh, mineral… Ripe black fruit, concentrated ripe tannin, mineral, fresh, delicious!! (99 points)

2016 Clos Saint Jean Châteauneuf-du-Pape Deus-Ex Machina
Huge nose of licorice, ripe black fruit, pain d’épices, oriental spices, sanglier mouillé… Taste of sappy red cherries, loads of ripe tannin, absolutely delicious, 60 seconds finish… even better on day two!! (100 points)

2016 Clos Saint Jean Châteauneuf-du-Pape Sanctus Sanctorum
Floral nose, elegant, balsamic, cerise griotte, oriental spices… Very delicious and delicate, sweet cherries with delicate sappy freshness… 60 sec finish, Fabulous!!! (100 points)

2016 Chimère Châteauneuf-du-Pape
Very delicious black cherries nose, bacon, gamey, roasted BBQ meat… Loads of super ripe tannin, black cherries, very delicious sappy tannin… BRAVO!! (99 points)

 

 

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