2015 Clos Saint-Jean “Combe des Fous” Châteauneuf-du-Pape

$87.99

12 in stock

Appellation: Châteauneuf-du-Pape

Ratings: JD-96  JL-96  VN-95  WS-95  WA-93

Size: 750 ml

 

12 in stock

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96    Jeb Dunnuck
“The 2015 Châteauneuf-du-Pape Combe des Fous shows the seamless, silky side to the vintage, and has closed down slightly since I tasted it from barrel. Its big, intense nose of black cherries, blueberries, white chocolate, and garrigue gives way to a full-bodied, plush, gorgeously layered 2015 that will benefit from 2-4 years of cellaring.” (October 2017)

96    The Wine Cellar Insider
“Lots to love here, with its luscious, rich, dense, sensuous hedonistic textured red fruits. Speaking of fruit, there are multiple layers of red, and dark red berries that paint your palate with layers of freshness and juice.” (August 2017)

93-95    Josh Raynolds for Vinous
“Opaque ruby. Intensely perfumed aromas of ripe dark berries, candied lavender, cola and white pepper, accompanied by a hint of musky earth in the background. Juicy and broad on the palate, offering alluringly sweet black currant, cherry liqueur and spicecake flavors that pick up a refreshingly bitter edge with air. The dark berry note repeats strongly on the youthfully tannic finish, which clings with superb persistence and lingering florality.” (March 2017)

95    James Molesworth for Wine Spectator
“This pumps out dark currant, plum and raspberry pâte de fruit flavors along with notes of licorice root, ganache and warm fruitcake. Densely packed, but the details are still evident through the graphite-fueled finish. Impressive. Best from 2020 through 2035. 80 cases imported.” (November 2017)

93    Joe Czerwinski for Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate
“A healthy 25% of this cuvée is Syrah aged in new oak, which impacts the aromas and flavors of the 2015 Chateauneuf du Pape La Combe des Fous in a substantial way. Baking spices and vanilla are apparent, but there are plenty of bold red-fruit flavors to balance them out. The one wobble is that the alcohol (a whopping 16%) shows through a bit on the finish. I’d opt for drinking this plush, voluptuous wine over the near term.” (October 2017)

Additional information

Weight 4 lbs
Dimensions 13 × 4 × 4 in

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