Type: Red Wine Volume: 750ml
Winery: Clos St Jean
Country: France Region: Southern Rhone
District: Chateauneuf du Pape
Ratings and Tasting Notes:
RP=92 The 2012 Châteauneuf du Pape is a beautifully Provencal effort that gives up loads of black licorice, savory spice, leather, and sweet black cherry aromas and flavors. Medium to full-bodied, elegant, and already approachable, it nevertheless has the tannic structure and concentration to evolve for 10-15 years.
WS=92 Dark but perfumy, with black tea and warm ganache notes followed by silky plum, fig, and blackberry fruit flavors. A long echo of licorice snap lines the finish. Best from 2015 through 2025.
AG=89-91 Deep ruby. Dark berries and cherry compote on the nose, with a touch of smoky herbs in the background. Round and velvety in texture, offering pliant bitter cherry and blackberry flavors and a hint of dark chocolate. Plush, broad and very fruity, finishing with a lingering sweetness and supple tannins.