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2017 Jouan Clos St-Denis

Posted by Ian McFadden

Jouan’s wines are famous for possessing a captivating mixture of perfume and delicacy.

The Grand Cru Clos St. Denis is celebrated for its class, purity, feminine grace and, simultaneously, for its intensity. It’s a perfect match for Jouan.

The wines' signatures of subtlety and mysterious depth of complexity reach another level in the Clos St. Denis.

The 2017 red Burgundies have a silken, bright and very expressive style that I really love. They're absolutely joyful, but that's not to say simply a fleeting pleasure. The best examples are subtle and complicated enough to keep you thinking long after you've emptied the glass.

When it comes to Jouan's 2017s, and especially the Clos St-Denis, the buoyant luminosity of the vintage really helps the wine assume fascinating angles. In short, the vintage endowed the wine with extra dimensions. It possesses haunting aromatics, finesse, and depth of minerality.

The 2017 Clos Saint Denis takes the seductive texture and pensive, whispering complexity that are Jouan's signatures to a really compelling level. We've been increasingly impressed by Jouan's wines in the past handful of years and the 2017 Clos Saint Denis really emphasizes just how important the wines are.

To order, email or call the store at (212) 980-9463.

Ian McFadden

Director, Fine & Rare Wine
Crush Wine & Spirits