2015 Clos Saint Jean Chateauneuf du Pape
by JJ Buckley Fine Wines
On Sale $39.94 (reg. $45.94)
"...they’ve produced so many monumental bottles over the past decade or so it’s not even funny." - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
We have been thrilled with the number of exceptional Chateauneuf du Papes we’ve tasted from the 2015 vintage. Per Vinous, “There are striking wines to be had at every price point in 2015” and that is good news for Rhone lovers who just like having a good bottle on hand. Clos Saint Jean is a perennial favorite here, and the 2015 is a wonderful rendition of their classic cuvee, available today at the best price around!
The Maurel brothers’ estate goes “from strength to strength” (Dunnuck), thanks to the efforts of Philippe Cambie, who is producing “some of the gems in the vintage” (Wine Advocate), and their classic cuvee is an ideal introduction to the iconic producer. While 2015 offered plenty of stuffing for aging, there is no need to wait on this Châteauneuf du Pape as it’s already drinking beautifully.
The Maurel Brothers purchased the 120-acre estate back in 2002 and brought in rockstar consultant Philippe Cambie, who has helped to realize the potential of what Parker has described as “some of the best old vine parcels of the appellation.” This has led to “exquisite quality” according to Parker, and “a succession of world-class wines.” Thanks to the “beautiful vintage for Southern Rhône lovers” (Wine Advocate), Clos Saint Jean is now at the “top of their game and producing some of the most singular, hedonistic and brilliant wines in the world" (Dunnuck). You will want to grab this by the case to enjoy today and savor it over the following decade! Cheers!