TN: 2007 Clos Saint Jean Châteauneuf-du-Pape Vieilles Vignes

  • 2007 Clos Saint Jean Châteauneuf-du-Pape Vieilles Vignes - France, Rhône, Southern Rhône, Châteauneuf-du-Pape (12/4/2011)
    Ok, got the tree up, the kids made a gingerbread house, we roasted a bone in rack of pork, so this seemed like the one to open. Dark, violet core with a garnet rim. Powerful nose showing brooding dark fruit and worlds of spice. Complex and a bit perfumey as well. Full bodied, deep, powerful wine which picks up more weight with air. Plums and blackberry accentuated by black pepper. The fruit is a bit sweet, but not flabby or raisined. The spicy components persist all the way through the finish. This is low to medium acidity, and boasts a bit more tannic structure than I expected. Will check in again tomorrow.

The second day shows a bit more of a clean, aromatic nose with more floral components. In the mouth, it introduces a pronounced fig component especially on the mid palate. It has put on some weight overnight, but it is kept in balance with some interesting texture from the tannins.

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Great note! We drank all 18 of our 2007 CSJ CdP (regular cuvee) already. What a great QPR. Waiting for delivery of the 2009’s.

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Gorgeous bottle of wine.

The 07 or 09 or both?
Don’t you think it’s a good idea to cellar even the entry level CSJ CDP?

'07 and '09 are both awesome wines… I think it’s a good idea to drink bottles when they taste good to you.


Do you know the breakdown of grapes in the 2007 VV?

Hey Anthony, it’s around 75% tank aged Grenache, 15% Syrah, and the rest Vaccarese, Cinsault, and Mourvedre.