Chateauneuf du Pape Clos Saint Jean La Combe des Fous 1500cl 2016
Clos Saint Jean is run by brothers Vincent and Pascal Maurel and is considered amongst the very finest estates in Châteauneuf-du-Pape. La Combe de Fous translates as ‘the hill of the fool’ and is a reference to their great-great-grandfather, Edmund Tacussel, who in 1905 planted Grenache vines in one of the hilliest and most inhospitably stoney sections of the iconic Le Crau sub-region. It is this ancient-vine fruit that forms the backbone to this cuvée, a remarkably rich yet velvety wine that rides the perfect line between immense power and beguiling elegance.
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