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Clos Saint Jean

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Clos Saint-Jean

As one of the most highly acclaimed producers in Châteauneuf-du-Pape, Clos Saint-Jean is recognized to produce upper echelon wines with critical recognition. In 1900 the estate was founded by Edmund Tacussel in the famous lieu-dit La Crau, and they were bottling commercial wines by 1910 before Châteauneuf-du-Pape was an official appellation. To this day the winery is family owned and operated, as well as assisted by influential consultant, Philippe Cambie. The estate practices sustainable farming and is known to macerate for extensive time which have helped three of their wines in earning 100 point scores from the coveted Robert Parker. Clos Saint-Jean is as devoted to the terroir as it is to the rich history that has given them their well-earned reputation known throughout France.

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Tasting Notes

WA100
A bigger, richer, more masculine style than the la Combe des Fous, the powerhouse styled 2007 Châteauneuf du Pape Deus Ex Machina is an insanely good wine that has a huge nose of roasted meats, crushed rocks, graphite, spice and black currants. It has a serious amount of tannin, but they’re still covered by a wealth of fruit, and it’s impeccably balanced and doesn’t have a hard edge anywhere. It’s killer stuff today, but like the Combe des Fous, it has an additional 10-15 years of prime drinking and will keep even longer.
WCI100
Speechless, yes, that is how I felt after my first sniff and sniff. From 60% old vine Grenache and 40% Mourvedre, this is thick, fat, rich, lush, luscious and lusty. It`s also mouth filling and intense filling every nook and cranny in your mouth and on your palate. The finish remains for close to 60 seconds! I only wished I owned a few bottles of this magic elixir.

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