2020 Clos Saint-Jean Chateauneuf du Pape Sanctus Sanctorum

Proprietary Blend - 1.5L
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JD 98 WS 97 WA 96 VN 96
JD 98

jebdunnuck.com, November 2022

Lastly, the 2020 Châteauneuf Du Pape Sanctus Sanctorum is always all Grenache from a single parcel of very old vines in the La Crau lieu-dit. I wouldn't be surprised if there was a touch of whole cluster here, but in...
WS 97

Wine Spectator, January 2022

Very alluring, and while densely packed, this is very silky and refined in feel. Presents perfumed raspberry, cherry and plum puree notes laced with sandalwood, incense and rooibos tea. Flirts with exotic as the fruit...
WA 96

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, October 2023

There are two new demi-muids of the 2020 Chateauneuf du Pape Sanctus Sanctorum, pure Grenache grown on red clay soils, the only Grenache in the cellar that goes into wood for aging. Cedar and menthol notes accent black...
VN 96

Vinous, June 2023

A single varietal Grenache that’s only bottled in magnums, the 2020 Châteauneuf-du-Pape Sanctus Sanctorum states 16% alcohol on the label. But this doesn't matter at all, because the alcohol is so well integrated. It...


Color & Type Red
Varietal Proprietary Blend
Country France
Region Rhone
Sub-region Southern Rhone
Appellation Chateauneuf du Pape
Vintage 2020
Size 1.5L
Percent alcohol 15%
Closure Cork

Allow me to introduce you to the exquisite 2020 Clos Saint-Jean Chateauneuf du Pape Sanctus Sanctorum. This remarkable red wine hails from the revered region of Chateauneuf du Pape in the Southern Rhone of France. Crafted by the esteemed producer Clos Saint-Jean, this wine is a testament to their commitment to excellence and the art of winemaking.

In the glass, the wine reveals a deep, garnet-red color that hints at its complexity. On the nose, it offers a captivating bouquet of kirsch liqueur, blackberries, and herbes de Provence. As you delve deeper into the aromatics, notes of scorched earth and a touch of classy background oak emerge, adding layers of intrigue.

On the palate, the Sanctus Sanctorum showcases incredible intensity, depth, and complexity while maintaining flawless balance. Silky and refined, it coats the mouth with flavors of perfumed raspberry, cherry, and plum puree. Sandalwood, incense, and rooibos tea weave their way through the fruit, creating a truly captivating sensory experience.

Renowned wine critic Jeb Dunnuck awarded this wine an impressive score of 98 points, praising its incredible expression of old vine Grenache. He notes that while it may not be the biggest or richest wine in the lineup, it possesses an undeniable allure and brings forth an array of flavors that evolve beautifully over time.

Wine Spectator also recognized the allure of this wine, awarding it a score of 97 points. They describe it as densely packed yet silky and refined, with a finish that lingers and echoes with a sweet wood spice hint. They emphasize that while it is approachable now, there is no rush to enjoy it as it has a potential aging capacity that extends until 2040.

Vinous, another respected publication, awarded the Sanctus Sanctorum an impressive score of 96 points. They highlight its mindboggling complexity and the seamless integration of its 16% alcohol. They describe its perfume as a symphony of crushed violets, blood orange, ripe red and black fruits, cloves, licorice, mint, dried herbs, and crushed rocks. The velvety tannins and full-bodied palate leave a lasting impression, making this wine a true masterpiece.

With only 800 cases made and 200 cases imported, this 2020 Clos Saint-Jean Chateauneuf du Pape Sanctus Sanctorum is a rare gem that should not be missed. Whether enjoyed now or cellared for a few years, it promises to evolve and captivate for decades to come.