2015 Clos Saint-Jean Chateauneuf du Pape 1500ml Magnums
by JJ Buckley Fine Wines
On Sale: $74.94 (was: $99.94)*
"...they’ve produced so many monumental bottles over the past decade or so it’s not even funny." - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
Clos Saint Jean’s classic cuvee in magnum format is a festive and accessible chance to bring the curtain down on 2020 in style. Ready to enjoy today with its juicy and brambly berry fruit, this 2015 is pure Rhone decadence, and in magnum is sure to make a statement at the dinner table before disappearing fast! This is the only place you’ll currently find the 2015 Clos Saint Jean CdP in magnum, and at only $74.94, its ounce for ounce the best price around for this terrific effort!
The Maurel Brothers, with iconic Rhone oenlogist Philippe Cambie, “have brought this large estate up to the pinnacle of the Châteauneuf du Pape hierarchy” (Dunnuck) over the past couple decades, consistently “producing some of the most singular, hedonistic and brilliant wines in the world.” Cambie came onboard in 2003, reducing yields and refining the winemaking, and the incredible success he has had with this large estate earned him Robert Parker’s Oenologist of the Year designation in 2010. Clos Saint Jean’s classic cuvee is a beautifully unpretentious take on Chateauneuf du Pape, reflecting the warm, ripe vintage that yielded “consistently high quality...from entry-level bottlings up” (Vinous).
This “outstanding beauty” (Dunnuck) is an unbelievable chance to put a magnum of exceptional Chateauneuf on your table this year, don't miss it!
91 points, Jeb Dunnuck: "Leading off the 2015s from bottle, the 2015 Châteauneuf-du-Pape sports a vibrant ruby color as well as an elegant, classic, pure style that just begs to be drunk. Garrigue, dried herbs, dried flowers, currants and kirsch-like aromas and flavors all emerge from this outstanding beauty that can be drunk today with plenty of pleasure or cellared for a decade."
91 points, Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2015 Chateauneuf du Pape is an intense, powerful wine that shows a touch of alcoholic warmth on the finish. That said, it's still a fine effort, bursting with scents of garrigue and loaded with red plums. The tannins are supple, so there's no need to age this one." - Joe Czerwinski
*Offer publication date December 18, 2020. Pricing and availability subject to change.