Clos Saint-Jean Chateauneuf-du-Pape 2005
Clos Saint-Jean is a prestigious Châteauneuf-du-Pape producer based in the famous lieu-dit La Crau.The winery gained critical recognition in the early 2000s and is now in the top echelon of quality southern Rhône producers.
La Crau, Chateauneuf-du-Pape, France
Winemaking and Maturation
Very alluring, with linzer torte and plum cake notes pumping through, flecked liberally with anise and mesquite accents along the way. A nice red licorice strip adds contrast on the finish, with its sappy edge, while a roasted apple wood note holds everything together. Rock-solid. Best from 2023 through 2036.