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CDP Cuvee Sanctus Sanctorum, Clos Saint-Jean 2009

Grape VarietyGrenache

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Colour Region Vintage Wine Size Cs Bts Price IB GBP Per Score
Rhône2009CDP Cuvee Sanctus Sanctorum, Clos Saint-Jean

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MG044,400.006100 RP4488.88888866667100.00100.00CDP Cuvee Sanctus Sanctorum, Clos St Jean1.5
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Tasting Notes

Possessing even higher natural alcohol (16.9%), the 2009 Chateauneuf du Pape Sanctus Sanctorum is totally dry with abundant freshness and finesse. Both vintages offers a smorgasbord of heavenly scents (kirsch liqueur, charcuterie, smoked duck, Chinese black tea, hoisin sauce, raspberries and loamy underbrush), huge amounts of glycerin, and a full-bodied mouthfeel. The Grenache component gives these wines a certain lightness of being despite their massive power, richness, unctuosity and alcoholic clout. Both the 2010 and 2009 are 30+ year wines and those lucky enough to taste them will agree the Sanctus Sanctorum is one of the most compelling wines made in the world. The 2009 seems slightly more evolved than the 2010, but both are monumental efforts that no doubt will be the wines of the vintage.

Robert Parker, Wine Advocate (197), October 2011
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