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Clos Saint Jean Châteauneuf-du-Pape

2003 / 750 ml.


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Where it's produced

Southern Rhone

What's in the Bottle

Grenache, Syrah

Product Details

Clos Saint Jean
750 ml.
Item #:
12 bottles

Product Overview


Clos Saint Jean Chateauneuf-du-Pape  2003 / 750 ml.

Ratings Key:

  • SP Wine Spectator
  • WE Wine Enthusiast
  • OT Other Review Service
  • RP Robert Parker’s The Wine Advocate
  • ST Stephen Tanzer’s International Wine Cellar
  • Gold Premier Gold - Best Value*
  • Plat Premier Platinum - Our Highest Recommendation
  • * as rated by our staff

Published Reviews

92–94 pts. : December, 2004

The 2003 Chateauneuf du Pape exhibits superb aromas of herbes de Provence, ground pepper, and jammy currant and cherry fruit. It is a big, full-bodied, fleshy, concentrated effort made from a blend of 50% Grenache, 30% Syrah, and 20% Cinsault. Because of high glycerin, heady alcohol, and lush personality, it should drink well young, and last for 12–14 years. Kudos to Clos Saint-Jean and oenologist Philippe Cambie for fashioning some of the best wines of the vintage!

90 pts. : February, 2006

The 2003 Châteauneuf du Pape exhibits loads of garrigue, seaweed, licorice, salty sea breezes, pepper, earth, and plenty of sweet black cherry/kirsch notes in a full-bodied, opulent, fleshy and seductive style. It is hard to resist, and I am sure the alcohol is pretty lofty given the vintage conditions. This wine should drink well for a least a decade.

90 pts. : November 15, 2006

Big and brawny, with lots of brambly tannins framing the blackberry and black currant fruit. Notes of fig, licorice and tar take over on the muscular finish. Long, driving finish drips with dark fruit. Drink now through 2020.

88 pts. : Jan/Feb 2006

Medium ruby color. Very ripe, full aromas of jammy dark berries, roasted coffee and dark chocolate. Thick and weighty, with solid structure and dense dark berry fruit flavors that build in the glass. Serious, brooding stuff.