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2010 Clos Saint Jean CDP la Combe des Fous - 750 ml

99
RP

Product ID: 51888-750-AI
Availability: Out of Stock
Vintage: 2010
Format: 750 ml
Color: Red
Country: France
Producer: Clos St Jean
Rating: 99 RP
Region: Rhone
Type of Wine: Chateauneuf du Pape
Varietal: Proprietary Blend

Description: The 2010 Chateauneuf du Pape La Combe des Fous (meaning "the swale of fools") comes from a 33-acre parcel of 50-55 year old vines in La Crau. Composed of 60% Grenache, 20% Syrah, 10% Vaccarese and 10% Cinsault, it has long been one of my favorite single vineyard Chateauneufs from Clos Saint-Jean. The Grenache is aged in tank and the Syrah in small barrels. It boasts a dense blue/purple color as well as copious notes of charcuterie, smoked duck, bouquet garni, spring flowers, blueberries, black raspberries, blackberries, charcoal and licorice. Full-bodied with striking intensity and richness, good acidity, and a 60-second finish, it reminds me of the youthful 2005 combined with the sweet tannin and expansiveness of the 2007. It should drink well for 25-30 years.

Robert Parker
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