Shows both the elegant and powerful side of Chateauneuf du Pape. Sumptuous aromas of dark berries, black tea, clove, and garrigue lead to a palate that is well-rounded and focused. There are layers of rich dark fruit in harmony with spice and nuanced minerality that will evolve beautifully in the cellar. This is a classic in the making that is absolutely delicious now and will reward the patient collector 5-7 years down the road.” – California Wine Advisors
Clos Saint Jean has a history in Chateauneuf du Pape that can be dated all the way to the very start of the twentieth century. The estate was created by Edmund Tacussel in 1900. The Tacussel family also founded what later became Domaine Moulin Tacussel. Within a decade of its creation, Clos Saint Jean was ready to begin producing. bottling and selling their own wine, which they’ve been doing since 1910. However, Clos Saint Jean did not begin to earn fame until the 2003 vintage, which caused the famous wine critic, Robert Parker to extol the estate’s virtues, and the rest as they say, is history.
- Our Rating 96 - Classic