Clos Saint Jean

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

9.3142 ratings
9.321 pro ratings
Châteauneuf-du-Pape, Southern Rhône, Rhône, France
Red Rhone Blend
Top Notes For
Eric Urbani

Really can taste the age - fab.

Really can taste the age - fab.

Jan 17th, 2019
Gregory Fulchiero

Par excellence - Boozy but already integrating - Kirsch, spice, garrigue, cinnamon and plum-hoisin sauce. At 16-17% this is strangely drinkable.

Par excellence - Boozy but already integrating - Kirsch, spice, garrigue, cinnamon and plum-hoisin sauce. At 16-17% this is strangely drinkable.

Oct 24th, 2018
Connor McMahon

Just starting to open up. Pop and pour.

Just starting to open up. Pop and pour.

May 12th, 2017
Matt Lasater

Phenomenal. Iron fist, velvet glove, brooding and hedonistic. Has a more elegant posture than the 2010, more seamless on the palate with finer tannin. Voluptuously layered and effusive aromas. Linzer torte, poached figs, roasted plums, blueberry, cocoa, kirsch, lavender, garrigue, sweet wood, sweet spices, sweet herbs, peppercorns, dried flowers, savory earth.

Phenomenal. Iron fist, velvet glove, brooding and hedonistic. Has a more elegant posture than the 2010, more seamless on the palate with finer tannin. Voluptuously layered and effusive aromas. Linzer torte, poached figs, roasted plums, blueberry, cocoa, kirsch, lavender, garrigue, sweet wood, sweet spices, sweet herbs, peppercorns, dried flowers, savory earth.

Apr 2nd, 2017
Matt Lasater

This is effing delicious. Day 1: Heady on the nose, layers of raspberry/strawberry confiture, mulberry, sous bois, lavender, roasted fig, sweet spices, potpourri and rocks. Palate is so dense, layer upon layer of berries, garrigue, spices, mocha, licorice, black minerals, and crushed flowers. Like drinking velvet, opulent and sexy, crazy long finish. Day 2: the textural richness of this wines grew with air. Even more richness and posh on the palate. Nose unraveled, aromas of animal, leather, savory earth, sarsaparilla, and rich umami accents popped up. On the palate the wine shed some of its alcoholic edge and began to express those rich notes of coffee, cocoa, leather, and the deep layers of fruit grew. A purely hedonistic experience for S. Rhône drinkers.

This is effing delicious. Day 1: Heady on the nose, layers of raspberry/strawberry confiture, mulberry, sous bois, lavender, roasted fig, sweet spices, potpourri and rocks. Palate is so dense, layer upon layer of berries, garrigue, spices, mocha, licorice, black minerals, and crushed flowers. Like drinking velvet, opulent and sexy, crazy long finish. Day 2: the textural richness of this wines grew with air. Even more richness and posh on the palate. Nose unraveled, aromas of animal, leather, savory earth, sarsaparilla, and rich umami accents popped up. On the palate the wine shed some of its alcoholic edge and began to express those rich notes of coffee, cocoa, leather, and the deep layers of fruit grew. A purely hedonistic experience for S. Rhône drinkers.

Mar 25th, 2017
Matt Duncan

Decanted 5 hours. Initially quite alcoholic. Subdued aromatics. Fig, plum, coffee grind attack. Good length. Adolescent with room to grow.

Decanted 5 hours. Initially quite alcoholic. Subdued aromatics. Fig, plum, coffee grind attack. Good length. Adolescent with room to grow.

Jan 18th, 2016
Hai Tran

2012

2012

Apr 8th, 2015
Nathaniel DiMaggio

Got better with a lot of air. Nail polish remover on the nose and a slight spritz on the palate. I don't get it.

Got better with a lot of air. Nail polish remover on the nose and a slight spritz on the palate. I don't get it.

Oct 25th, 2014
Knightsbridge Wine Shoppe

A great '11!

Oct 4th, 2014
Dan Fredman

Chef Sommelier World of Pinot Noir

9.6

2005 hitting its stride. Philippe Cambie knows his stuff! Balanced and complex, great sense of place, with more than a little pleasure mixed in with the wine's inherent gravitas.

2005 hitting its stride. Philippe Cambie knows his stuff! Balanced and complex, great sense of place, with more than a little pleasure mixed in with the wine's inherent gravitas.

Dec 28th, 2013