CHâTEAUNEUF-DU-PAPE 2009, CLOS SAINT-JEAN
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'A sleeper of the vintage, the 2009 Châteauneuf-du-Pape is much less expensive than the other cuvées and represents a noteworthy buy. Classic kirsch liqueur, roasted Provencal herb and sandy, loamy soil characteristics are found in this dense, opulent, voluptuously textured wine that is on a much faster evolutionary track than the 2010. It should drink well for a decade ... 93 points'
Clos Saint-Jean are undoubtedly the hottest producer in the Rhône, if not the whole of France. Here is what Robert Parker had to say about them when reviewing their 2007's:
"The 2007 tastings prove that if you have been doing this long enough, at some point you will experience a level of profoundness that can still surpass anything done in the last 30+ years. The tasting of the five 2007 cuvees must rank among the greatest single tasting in the southern Rhone 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. Two separate tastings, one week apart, confirmed that Clos St.-Jean’s 2007s represent an achievement and level of experience that will forever be difficult to replicate."
Tasting the 2009s, we were blown away by the intensity, structure, and elegance of the wines. Accessible now, they have a long life ahead.
- PRODUCT CODE
- WINE TYPE
- BOTTLE SIZE
- GRAPE VARIETIES
- Grenache/Garnacha, Syrah/Shiraz, Monastrell/Mourvèdre, Cinsault, Muscardin, Vaccarese
- Clos Saint-Jean
- COUNTRY OF ORIGIN
- Southern Rhône
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