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2006 Clos Saint Jean - Chateauneuf du Pape la Combe des Fous (1.5L)

Wine Spectator 93
Wine Advocate 98
Steven Tanzer 93
Varietal Vaccarese , Grenache , Syrah , Cinsault
Category Reds
Region France, Rhone Valley
Producer Clos Saint Jean

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2006 Clos Saint Jean - Chateauneuf du Pape la Combe des Fous (1.5L)



The Les Combes vineyard is the source of grapes and namesake for this cuvée from Clos Saint Jean. One of three limited bottlings from this estate, the Combe des Fous tends to be a bit more suave than the Deus Ex Machina and Sanctus Sanctorum cuvées. These are our last bottles.

Wine Spectator  

"Ripe and well put together, with an enticing core of blackberry, blueberry and fig fruit pushing notes of cocoa powder, melted licorice and fruitcake. The long finish is fruit-driven, but has nice buried minerality and plenty of grip. Best from 2009 through 2023. 375 cases made." James Molesworth

Wine Advocate  

"In 2006, only a handful of other producers in Chateauneuf du Pape hit the heights achieved by Clos St.-Jean with the following wine. Virtually perfect, the 2006 Chateauneuf du Pape La Combe des Fous possesses a dense ruby/purple color in addition to an extraordinary nose of ground pepper, spice box, black currants, and kirsch, and full-bodied, powerful, spicy flavors. Resembling haute couture with its seamless integration of acidity, tannin, and alcohol, this is a prodigious wine to smell, taste, and consume. Readers should hasten to buy this wine ASAP! Anticipated maturity: 2010-2025." Robert Parker

International Wine Cellar  

"Inky ruby. Exotically perfumed bouquet of cherry-cola, licorice, incense and cracked pepper. Sappy and round, with deep dark berry and sassafras flavors, gently chewy tannins and a late kick of black pepper. Finishes with mounting sweetness, exceptional clarity and lingering spiciness." Josh Raynolds

All sizes are 750mL unless otherwise noted.
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