Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Clos St. Jean "Vieilles Vignes" Chateauneuf-du-Pape 2007

Red/slight purple.

Vinturi - plush nose of red raspberry/cherry coulis, hazelnut/earth/meat and some oak spice(?). No hint of garrigue..

Round and loaded/plush/mouth-filling. Shows some heat in the mid-palate, but that may be a function of youth. Very interesting take on CdP - this (I think) is entirely de-stemmed, picked late and sees some new oak. All about fruit and texture at the moment. Certainly structured, though, with acid/tannin synergy significantly tapering the finish. Will this become more complex with age? Probably.

$45. This would be fun in a blind tasting with Saxum and Linne Calodo.