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CDP Cuvee Sanctus Sanctorum, Clos Saint-Jean 2012

RegionRhône
SubregionChateauneuf-du-Pape
ColourRed
TypeStill
Grape VarietyGrenache

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Colour Region Vintage Wine Size Cs Bts Price IB GBP Per Score
Rhône2012CDP Cuvee Sanctus Sanctorum, Clos Saint-JeanMG02540.00bt99 JD236099.0099.00CDP Cuvee Sanctus Sanctorum, Clos St Jean1.5
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Tasting Notes

The 2012 Châteauneuf du Pape Sanctus Sanctorum is a singular wine and comes from a small plot of ancient Grenache vines that are located on the famed La Crau lieu-dit, on the eastern edge of the appellation, near Vieux Télégraphe. It offers an insane bouquet of cassis, kirsch and black raspberry intermixed with sweet licorice, toasted spice and ground pepper that’s to die for. This is followed by a massive, full-bodied, seamless wine that has building tannin, no hard edges and a finish that won’t quit. The only problem here is that it’s almost impossible to get your hands on a bottle (there are roughly 200 magnums to go around). It’s certainly in the same ballpark as the 2009 and 2010, and will have two decades of longevity, although it should be firing on all cylinders in 5-6 years.

99
Jeb Dunnuck, Wine Advocate (215), October 2014
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