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Clos Saint-Jean Chateauneuf-du-Pape Sanctus Sanctorum 2009 (Magnum 1.5L)  - First Bottle

Reviews

100 Robert Parker's Wine Advocate -
More flamboyant, open and exotic, with notes of kirsch liqueur, cassis, toasted almonds, sandalwood, lavender, and crushed flowers that you can smell from across the room, the 2009 Chateauneuf du Pape Sanctus Sanctorum expands on the palate, with incredible concentration, building, sweet tannin and a finish that just won’t quit. Where the 2010 cuts a more focused path, this puppy is overflowing with fruit and texture. It too is a perfect wine that will evolve for another couple decades, yet given this showing, don’t hesitate to crack bottles over the coming couple of years.
98 Jeff Leve -
Stunning in every sense of the word. This incredibly concentrated, dense, richly textured wine serves up layer after layer of sweet, ripe, peppery juicy, plush fruits. The wine coats your palate with flavor, the finish sticks with you for close to 50 seconds. Even with all this heft, and alcohol, the wine never tastes or feels hot, or over the top. Everything is in balance and harmony. Only made in magnum, I might not see another bottle, but one can dream.
95 Wine Spectator -
This lush red shows very enticing notes of toasty raisin, spice cake, fig sauce and blackberry preserves inlaid with flashes of ganache and espresso. The dense but racy finish features a graphite edge that really extends. Grenache. Best from 2012 through 2024. 75 cases imported.
93-95 Stephen Tanzer -
Glass-staining ruby. A kaleidoscopic bouquet displays scents of candied red berries, incense and Asian spices, accented by an overlay of smoky minerals. Sharply focused and pure, offering sweet raspberry and cherry compote flavors and a sexy floral pastille nuance. Finishes sweet, sappy and very long, echoing the floral note. Looks to be a star of the vintage, but I'm sure it won't come cheap.

Technical Details

  • BlendGrenache
  • WinemakerPhilippe Cambie
  • CountryFrance
  • RegionRhone
  • AppellationChateauneuf-du-Pape
  • VineyardLa Crau Lieu-dit
  • Oakdemi-muids
  • Alcohol16%
  • Production75 Cases Imported cases

Clos Saint-Jean Chateauneuf-du-Pape Sanctus Sanctorum 2009 (Magnum 1.5L)

Grenache  |  France
WA100, WS95, ST93-95

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Another perfect year from Clos Saint-Jean, and a blockbuster vintage fro CDP. Wine Advocate went wild for this one, "open and exotic, with notes of kirsch liqueur, cassis, toasted almonds, sandalwood, lavender, and crushed flowers that you can smell from across the room, the 2009 Chateauneuf du Pape Sanctus Sanctorum expands on the palate, with incredible concentration, building, sweet tannin and a finish that just won’t quit."

About the Producer

Clos Saint-Jean farms 100 acres in southern Chateauneuf du Pape and is run by brothers Pascal and Vincent Maurel, with consulting help from Philippe Cambie. Releasing 5 Chateauneufs in top vintages, they also produce a wine in collaboration with Sine Qua Non in California's Santa Barbara County, and release another high-end collaboration from Chateauneuf called Chimere. While the winemaking here is often labeled as modern, it is actually relatively traditional, with the Grenache almost always aged in tank and only the Mourvedre and Syrah seeing time in larger, 500-600 liter oak barrels, or demi-muids.