Clos Des Fous

Clos Saint Jean

La Combe des Fous Châteauneuf-du-Pape Red Rhone Blend 2012

Shay A

One of my favorite CdP producers. I opened this alongside a buddy’s 2009 CSJ Deus Ex Machina and it was really intriguing to see the differences.

60 Grenache/20 Syrah/remainder a blend.

Quick bottle decant before diving in. While ready to go, an hour full-decant would probably be a good call at this stage, but not required. Where the Ex Machina was more high toned and layered (thanks to the blend), this was more up-front and plush. Violets and spiced berry compote aromatically. Dark berry fruit, sweet pipe tobacco and fig dominate the palate. Extremely concentrated (not extracted), with a savory graphite profile at the finish. Would have sworn Mourvèdre was heavy in this. Delicious. 93+
— a month ago

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La Nef Des Fous Alsace Pinot Gris

Eddie recommendation

Good fruit to balance the xbrut
— 6 months ago

Clos des Fous

Pour Ma Gueule Assemblage Itata Red Blend 2019

Bright, acidic, bubbly, light red! — 2 years ago

Domaine Messenicolas

Moi, Je M'en Fous! Malagousia

Vin blanc sec (1.4g sucre), acidité présente mais très bien équilibré, il n’y a pas citrus intense, au contraire il y a un certain velouté en bouche. Fleurs blanche, pêche. Excellent avec volaille, poussons, fruits de mer. SAQ Cellier $19 — a month ago

Clos des Fous

Pour Ma Gueule

Picked this up from Rex or White. Served with a charcuterie board with Debbie and David. — 4 months ago

Domaine Jean-Claude Lapalu

Cuvee des Fous Brouilly Gamay 2020

Black fruits expression of the gamay, foreshadowing the North Rhône’s Syrah. Many juicy shades of fruit including black cherry, blackberries, licorice, pepper, flower nuances, marked acidity. Still fits very well even at D+4. Very nice product, nature style

Expression très fruits noirs du gamay, préfigurant les syrah du Rhône Nord. Beaucoup de nuances juteuses de fruits dont cerise noire, mûres, réglisse, poivre, acidité marquée. Se tient encore très bien même à J+4. Très beau produit.
— a year ago

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Clos des Fous

Subsollum Bio Bio Coast Pinot Noir 2018

Light, clean, hints of cherry. Nice with pasta, would also be enjoyed with a white fish — 2 months ago

Clos des Fous

Locura 2 Itata Chardonnay 2017

This is an excellent minimal intervention Chardonnay. — 3 months ago

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Blanchard & Lurton

Les Fous Valle de Uco Sauvignon Blanc 2022

8.9 actually but I wanted to bring this one up a bit. Very pleasant and refreshing; very dry with delicious brightness. Not deep or rich but a great drink for a great price. — 7 months ago

Clos Saint Jean

Deus Ex Machina Châteauneuf-du-Pape Red Rhone Blend 2009


More evolved than the Combe des Fous 09, this needed a bit of air to offload some of its riper notes. A bold, large scale Chateauneuf. — 2 years ago

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