Clos Saint-Jean is considered by critics, sommeliers and consumers alike to be among the top properties of the Southern Rhone.
The property makes one white and four red cuvees all using the same winemaking philosophy, just from different blends from different parcels. Grenache in aged in tank only while Syrah and Mourvedre are aged in one- and two-year-old demi-muids, and occasionally, smaller barrels.
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate (RP): 94
"More rich and layered, with fantastic notes of blackberry liqueur, strawberry, garrigue and lavender, the 2011 Chateauneuf du Pape Vieilles Vignes (85% tank-aged Grenache and the balance Syrah and Mourvedre, fermented with some stem inclusion) is full-bodied, beautifully concentrated and has pure, polished tannin framing the finish nicely. It’s a gorgeous, even elegant, 2011 that will drink well for 12-15 years."