2016 Clos Saint Jean 'La Combe des Fous' Chateauneuf du Pape

$119.95
(Net Item - no discounts apply)
JD97-99

For its immaculate aromatics, old-vine intensity on the palate, and sheer Grenache hedonism, this is not to be missed. Hop on this one and get the leg of lamb roasting! We will receive only 10 cases.

PLEASE NOTE: PRE-ARRIVAL; DUE APRIL 2019.

Varietal:
Red Blend
Vintage:
2016
Appellation:
Rhone Valley
Sub-Appellation:
Chateauneuf-du-Pape
SKU #:
1037815
JD97-99

Jeb Dunnuck

The 2016 Châteauneuf-du-Pape Combe des Fous is the classic blend of mostly Grenache mixed with a small amount of Syrah and Vaccarèse. It’s a huge, unctuous effort that packs an incredible amount of blackcurrants, garrigue, pepper and dried flowers into its balanced, elegant, layered personality. It picks up a charcuterie meatiness with time in the glass, as well as the telltale melted licorice characteristic of perfectly ripe Grenache. Count me as a fan and this heavenly juice shouldn’t be missed by any Rhône lover.