2007 Clos Saint-Jean "La Combe de Fous" Châteauneuf-du-Pape (2 bottle limit) (Pre-Arrival) SKU #1052256

Price: $349.99

RP 100 WS 96 ST 93
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Tasting Notes

100 points Robert Parker "The 2007 Châteauneuf-du-Pape La Combe des Fous (meaning 'Valley of the Fools')...contains a high percentage of Vaccarese (10%), along with 60% Grenache, 20% Syrah, and 10% Cinsault...Explosive aromatics include spring flowers, boysenberries, blueberries, black raspberries, graphite, and charcoal. A powerful wine with great depth, full body, and an endless finish, it is exquisitely pure with not a rough edge to be found. It is the equivalent of liquid haute couture. The Musigny of the southern Rhone, it possesses extraordinary aromatics followed by a wine with the texture, length, and multilayered mouthfeel that are the stuff of dreams. Looking back at my tasting notes, the first thing I wrote was 'whoa!' Deep plum/purple to the rim, this wine should evolve for 20-25 years, but it is already remarkably accessible. The vintage's freshness as evidenced by the lack of any excessive heat and cool nights has given an aromatic singularity to the 2007s that is largely unprecedented in my tasting experience." (10/09) 96 points Wine Spectator: "This has gorgeous aromas and mouthfeel, with freshly brewed Mocha Java, warm fig and incense notes up front, followed by dark, macerated currant and cherry fruit. The long finish is velvety and suave, with hints of mesquite, loam, licorice snap and sweet earth that just sail on. Best from 2010 through 2030." (11/09) ETA: Late fall 2009

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