Clos Saint Jean Vieilles Vignes 2017 (France: Rhone, Southern) (ID# 1651)

Name Clos Saint Jean Vieilles Vignes 2017 (ID# 1651)
Varietal Chateauneuf-du-Pape
Region France: Rhone, Southern
Notes "As always, the 2017 Châteauneuf Du Pape Vieilles Vignes has a touch more dark fruits, more concentration, and more structure, which makes it less approachable but more age-worthy. Blackcurrants, ground pepper, bouquet garni, crushed rocks, and garrigue notes all emerge from this structured, focused, yet ripe and beautifully textured Châteauneuf Du Pape that's going to benefit from 2-4 years of bottle age." (Jeb Dunnuck)

Additional Notes

"The 2017 Chateauneuf du Pape Vieilles Vignes starts off with scents of tapenade, then adds ripe cherries and cola notes. Dark and concentrated, it's full-bodied and open-knit, perhaps a bit coarser than the elegant 2016, with a touch of chocolate on the long finish. The Grenache in this cuvée was planted in 1905, making this a relative value among old-vine offerings." (Wine Advocate) "Powerful, spice-tinged cherry and blueberry scents show excellent clarity, and a floral element gains strength as the wine opens up. Juicy and seamless on the palate, offering densely packed yet lively red and blue fruit preserve, spicecake and floral pastille flavors and a hint of smokiness. Shows superb energy on the broad, long finish, which is framed by velvety tannins and sharpened by a late jolt of spiciness." (Josh Raynolds, Vinous)



Scores Press* Points Other Gold Star
JD: 94 pts +
WA: 93 pts  
VIN: 92 pts -93 pts  
Other ABV% Body Oak Bio/Natural/Org/Sus
16.0 Full Light Sustainable

DEC = Decanter
JS = James Suckling
VIN = Vinous
WA = Wine Advocate (Robert Parker)
WE = Wine Enthusiast
WS = Wine Spectator
W&S = Wine & Spirits Magazine