Châteauneuf-du-Pape Rouge 2019 - Clos Saint Jean

Vallée du Rhône, Châteauneuf-du-Pape (Red wine), vintage 2019, Clos St Jean, 

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Tasting notes for the Châteauneuf-du-Pape Rouge 2019 - Clos Saint Jean

  • EYE: This Châteauneuf-du-Pape displays a beautiful deep ruby color, revealing the concentration and intensity of the wine.
  • NOSE: It unveils an enchanting aromatic bouquet. Aromas of ripe black fruits such as blackberry and black cherry blend with spicy notes of black pepper and Mediterranean garrigue. Hints of licorice and cocoa add an extra dimension to this olfactory symphony.
  • MOUTH: The wine shows its full power and structure. The tannins are elegant and well-integrated, offering a velvety texture. The richness of black fruits unfolds on the palate, accompanied by spicy accents and notes of undergrowth. An enjoyable freshness brings balance and liveliness to the ensemble, while the long finish leaves a lingering impression of ripe fruits and spices.


In short: The Châteauneuf-du-Pape Rouge 2019 from the Clos Saint Jean is a prestigious wine that will delight lovers of powerful and elegant wines. Its captivating aromatic bouquet and balanced structure make it an ideal choice for memorable tasting moments and special occasions. It pairs particularly well with roasted meats, game, or aged cheeses. This 2019 vintage promises great aging potential, allowing the wine to further develop and flourish over time. Serve slightly chilled.

Other appellations from this estate: Châteauneuf-du-Pape Rouge La Combes des Fous, Châteauneuf-du-Pape Blanc La Mitrale, Châteauneuf-du-Pape Deus Ex Machina, Châteauneuf-du-Pape Sanctus Sanctorum, Châteauneuf-du-Pape VV, Châteauneuf-du-Pape Chimère...

Product Details

Data sheet

75 cl
Red Wine
Grape Variety
% vol.
16 %
Vallée du Rhône
Clos St Jean
Producer: Clos Saint Jean
Clos Saint Jean

One of the gems of the Rhône Valley


Founded in 1900 by Edmond Tacussel, in the town of Châteauneuf-du-Pape (in the Rhône Valley), this wine estate received its current moniker in 1910. Edmond struck gold quite early on, as some of the very first cuvées he released were absolutely loved by connoisseurs all over the world. A lot of prestigious restaurants were even asking for his wines back then. Especially big American names, which had to go against the Prohibition laws in effect during the 1930’s in order to get some of those famous bottles on their tables.

When Edmond died, his estate stayed in the family. His son Guy Maurel took the helm of the Clos Saint-Jean in 1957, and his two sons Pascal and Vincent inherited everything. The brothers are much attached to the heritage their superstar of a grandad left for them. They even have an homage cuvée called "La Combe des Fous" (which translated to "The Hill of the Madmen" in English). The name is a reference to all the winemakers in the region, who thought that Edmond was crazy for planting his vineyard on a hill they all believed to be infertile.

Today, the Clos Saint-Jean vineyard stretches over 40 hectares of land, planted in a clay and limestone soil, rich in small pebbles and sediments. Five cuvées are produced here, such as the Châteauneuf-du-Pape, the Deus Ex Machina or the aforementioned Combe des Fous. The grapevines are well cared for, using natural methods and products, according to the established (and very strict) rules of organic agriculture. The estate has a quite low output, so these Rhône wines are highly sought after by people who are in the know. They may not cost much, but they might be on the same level as some of the bigger names out there!

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