2006 Clos Saint Jean Châteauneuf-du-Pape Vieilles Vignes

SKU #1249487 93 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

 The 2006 Chateauneuf du Pape Vieilles Vignes’ dark opaque color is accompanied by a gorgeous nose of incense, licorice, spice box, creme de cassis, cherries, and smoked meats. Notions of soy and fig are also apparent in this full-bodied, concentrated, sexy wine. Enjoy it over the next 12-15+ years. (RP)  (10/2008)

91 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar

 (these Grenache vines are in La Crau) Seductive aromas of red berries, cherry and blackcurrant. A smoky note comes up on the palate, adding complexity to the sweet raspberry and cherry flavors. Finishes with impressive tangy clarity and persistence. There are around 13,000 bottles of this, compared to up to 100,000 of the normal Chateauneuf. (JR)  (1/2009)

91 points Wine Spectator

 Rich and forward, with lots of enticing fig sauce, melted licorice and boysenberry fruit notes. Sweet spice and shiso leaf notes linger on the lengthy, rounded finish. Drink now through 2022.  (11/2008)

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Varietal:

Rhone Blends

Country:

France

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Sub-Region:

Rhone

- Legendary wine-producing region in southeast France. Stereotypically speaking, Rhone wines are high in alcohol, and the majority produced is red. The northern Rhone is best known for outstanding 100% Syrah wines from areas such as Cote Rotie and Hermitage, as well as for fabulous white wines from Condrieu (where Viognier is king). In the southern Rhone, look for spicy, full-bodied wines that are blends of Grenache, Syrah, and other varietals coming from appellations such as Chateauneuf du Pape, Gigondas, or Rasteau. Wines labeled as Cote du Rhone or Cotes du Rhone Village (a cut above generic Cotes du Rhone) are frequently found here in the US because they often represent some of the best values on the market. View our bestselling Rhone Valley wines.
Specific Appellation:

Chateauneuf du Pape