CNP "la combe des fous" 2009 - domaine Clos St Jean (magnum, 1.5 l)

Tasting notes

"(...)  the 2009 Chateauneuf du Pape Combe des Fous gave up exotic and intense aromas and flavors of ground pepper, kirsch liqueur, incense, white chocolate and crushed flowers. (...)"

Source: Robert Parker




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This was the quintessentially old, rustic style of Châteauneuf-du-Pape. Clos St-Jean possesses some great vineyards, but the wines were aged entierely too long in old-wood casks.

However, the young Vincent Maurel recently took control and turned things around in one vintage, 2003. Now, brillant wines are made, including the top cuvée, The Deus Ex Machina, the Combe des Fous, and the traditional cuvée.

Clos St. Jean Chateauneuf du Pape is made from 75% Grenache, 15% Syrah, 4% Mourvedre, 3% Cinsault, 2% Vaccarese and 1% Muscardin.

Clos St. Jean La Combe des Fous from old vine Grenache planted at the start of the 20th century. The production is only 500 cases per year.

Clos St. Jean Deus ex Machina is made with 60% Grenache and 40% Mourvedre. The production is limited to 500 cases per year.

Data sheet

  • Color red
  • Country Southern Rhone
  • Appellation Châteauneuf du pape
  • Vintage 2009
  • Rating Robert Parker : 99/100
  • Level IN
  • Peak: until 2030
  • Size Magnum (1.5 l)

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