Clos Saint Jean Chateauneuf-du-Pape! 94 Points! $44.99 After Discounts!

The 2011 Clos Saint Jean Chateauneuf du Pape just landed a 94 Point review from the Wine Advocate.

Pricing is consistent with last year ($49.99 before discounts) and the first drop will land next week. We will receive considerably less than in past years so if you have an interest, please let me know soon and I’ll save whatever I can for you!

Background:

Clos Saint Jean was started in 1900 by  Edmund Tacussel and the wine was first bottled under the estate name in 1910. The estate’s vines are situated among the famous,  and highly pedigreed vineyards of La Crau in Chateauneuf du Pape.

 

Owner Guy Maurel passed away in 1991 and the property was left to his two sons — Pascal and Vincent Maurel .

 

In 2002, during one of the worst vintages in recent history, the brothers made a decision that would change their lives forever. They hired famed oenologist Phillipe Cambie to consult and make wine at the estate. Over the next decade,  the winery experienced a dramatic shift upward in quality. Today the estate produces several Chateauneuf cuvees including an Vieilles Vignes (featured here) from 100+ year old vines as well as several “luxury cuvees” that, in great vintages, are among the most collectible wines on the planet.

 

 

 

2011 Clos Saint Jean Chateauneuf du Pape

Vieilles Vignes

94 Points Wine Advocate

1-5 Bottles – $44.99

6+ bottles – $44.99 (10% Off)

Send a reply to nick@highlandfinewine.com if you’d like us to save any for you.

First Cases Arrive Early Next Week!

 

Wine Advocate (94 Points) – Jeb Dunnuck Reviewer

More rich and layered, with fantastic notes of blackberry liqueur, strawberry, garrigue and lavender, the 2011 Chateauneuf du Pape Vieilles Vignes (85% tank-aged Grenache and the balance Syrah and Mourvedre, fermented with some stem inclusion) is full-bodied, beautifully concentrated and has pure, polished tannin framing the finish nicely. It’s a gorgeous, even elegant, 2011 that will drink well for 12-15 years. Drink now-2027.

 



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