Chateauneuf Du Pape

2012 Chateauneuf Du Pape Clos Saint Jean

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  • Appellation:
    Chateauneuf du Pape
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  • Grape Type:
    Syrah, Grenache, Pinot Noir, Mourvedre, Cinsault, Vaccareze, Muscardin
  • Stock Location:
In stock (46)
Wine Critics Notes:

Wine Advocate - Score: 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.

Vinous - Score: 91 (2015 Apr.)

Inky ruby. Heady, mineral-accented aromas of blueberry, cherry compote, lavender and cola, with a smoky nuance building in the glass. Palate-staining dark berry flavors pick up notes of white pepper and licorice as the wine opens in the glass. This powerful yet nimble Châteauneuf finishes with very good clarity and silky tannins that add gentle grip.