2020 Clos Saint-Jean Chateauneuf du Pape

Proprietary Blend - 750ML
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WS 94 VN 92 JD 91 WA 91
WS 94

Wine Spectator, January 2022

Very alluring, with linzer torte and plum cake notes pumping through, flecked liberally with anise and mesquite accents along the way. A nice red licorice strip adds contrast on the finish, with its sappy edge, while a...
VN 92

Vinous, June 2023

The 2020 Châteauneuf-du-Pape is a blend of Grenache, Syrah, Mourvèdre, Cinsaut, Vaccarèse and Muscardin. The 2020 integrates aromas of strawberry and blackberry compote, crème de cassis, raspberry jam, cloves, mint and...
JD 91

jebdunnuck.com, November 2022

Moving to the 2020s, the 2020 Châteauneuf Du Pape has a riper, richer style as well as beautiful notes of roasted garrigue, licorice, ground pepper, and both red and black fruits. Drink this outstanding, character-filled...
WA 91

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, October 2023

A blend of 75% Grenache, 15% Syrah and 10% a mix of other permitted red varieties, the 2020 Chateauneuf du Pape delivers scents of cherries, mocha and earth. It's full-bodied and reasonably concentrated, with an open-knit...


Color & Type Red
Varietal Proprietary Blend
Country France
Region Rhone
Sub-region Southern Rhone
Appellation Chateauneuf du Pape
Vintage 2020
Size 750ML
Percent alcohol 15%
Closure Cork

The 2020 Clos Saint-Jean Chateauneuf du Pape is a remarkable red wine that embodies the essence of the Southern Rhone region in France. As a wine expert, I am delighted to introduce this exquisite blend to discerning wine enthusiasts.

In the glass, this Chateauneuf du Pape displays a deep, garnet-red hue that immediately catches the eye. Its intense color hints at the wine's vibrant flavors and concentration. The aromatics are nothing short of captivating, with notes of roasted garrigue, licorice, and ground pepper tantalizing the senses. Additionally, a beautiful medley of red and black fruits emerges, adding depth and complexity to the bouquet.

On the palate, the 2020 Clos Saint-Jean Chateauneuf du Pape showcases its ripeness and richness. This wine exudes a velvety texture that envelops the mouth, revealing the full-bodied nature of the blend. The integration of Grenache, Syrah, Mourvèdre, Cinsaut, Vaccarèse, and Muscardin creates a harmonious symphony of flavors. Strawberry and blackberry compote, crème de cassis, and raspberry jam dance on the palate, accompanied by nuances of cloves, mint, and hints of tobacco. The wine's muscularity and expressiveness further enhance the tasting experience.

With a 15.0% alcohol content, the 2020 Clos Saint-Jean Chateauneuf du Pape exudes power and depth without compromising its elegance. The velvety tannins are perfectly balanced by lively acidity, ensuring a seamless and well-rounded finish. This wine is a true testament to the expertise and passion of the Clos Saint-Jean winery.

Renowned wine critics have also recognized the exceptional qualities of this Chateauneuf du Pape. Jeb Dunnuck awarded it a score of 91, praising its character-filled effort and suggesting it can be enjoyed over the next decade. Wine Spectator, on the other hand, bestowed a remarkable score of 94, describing the wine as alluring and rock-solid. Finally, Vinous awarded it a score of 92, highlighting its muscularity, expressiveness, and distinctively savory finish.

In conclusion, the 2020 Clos Saint-Jean Chateauneuf du Pape is a red wine that exudes elegance, power, and complexity. It is a testament to the mastery of the winemakers and the unique terroir of the Rhone region. This wine promises to captivate the senses and provide an unforgettable tasting experience. Whether enjoyed now or cellared for future enjoyment, it is an exceptional addition to any wine collection.