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2001 Cailloux - Chateauneuf du Pape Cuvee Centenaire 750ml
2001 Cailloux - Chateauneuf du Pape Cuvee Centenaire
France - Southern Rhone - Chateauneuf du Pape
Red / Rhone Blend
2001 Cailloux - Chateauneuf du Pape Cuvee Centenaire
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96

International Wine Cellar Author: Stephen Tanzer Issue: Issue 112

($180; an 80/20 blend of grenache and syrah) Dark red. Incredible nose melds plum, spicecake, woodsmoke, mocha, earth, minerals and dried herbs; this covers all the major Chateauneuf du Pape food groups. Like liquid silk in the mouth, but with powerful underlying spine. A saline, superconcentrated wine that coats every millimeter of the palate with explosively rich, insinuating flavor yet does not come across as extreme or over the top. In fact, this is almost understated today, with a wonderfully long, elegant finish. A wine to chew on as much as to drink. (Robert Kacher Selections, Washington, D. C. )

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WA
96

Wine Advocate Author: Robert Parker Issue: 151

The Cuvee Centenaire is produced from ancient vine (planted in 1889) Grenache (80% of the blend, along with 8% Syrah and 12% Mourvedre). The 2001 Chateauneuf du Pape Cuvee Centenaire is superior to the 2000, but slightly behind the 1998. This fabulous wine boasts a dense ruby/purple color as well as a provocative perfume of incense, black tea, plums, figs, and kirsch liqueur. As it sits in the glass, this full-bodied, dense 2001 offers up notes of pepper, smoke, and balsam wood. Rich and voluptuous with great length, massive body, and a structured, long, heady, tannic finish, its alcohol must be over 15%, but it is well concealed by the wine's great concentration.

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WS
93

Wine Spectator Author: James Molesworth

Old-time, rustic style, with lots of dark, brawny licorice root, sweet earth, spice, baked plum and dark currant flavors. Rich and chewy, this gains muscle and flesh as it sits in the glass. Impressive. 600 cases made.

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Community Reviews

92

Stephen G41 Trust Rating: 96 Tasted On: 10/07/2011

Still needs much coaxing, not entirely balanced.

Miguel L Trust Rating: 100 Tasted On: 08/10/2009

Vinfolio Purchase, held for 1.5 years in EuroCave. Highly anticipated, I've held off opening many times, and everything fell into place for the weekend. Except for the wine itself. Terribly maderized, undrinkable. This one seems like it may have over-heated before getting to Vinfolio? Tragic at this price, for such a potentially sensational experience. I need to stop typing about this.

92

Brad Coelho Trust Rating: 97 Tasted On: 06/18/2008 Drink Dates: 04/01/2008 Site Blog: Unidentified Appellation

Initially this wine was perceived as an 'off-vintage? example of Chateauneuf du Pape. While pure, sweet Grenache elements of dark fig, loam and black forest cake are wonderfully evident in the nose, the sweet attack of the palate lead to a highly acidic tone that clipped the finish and almost sapped the wine of its initial power. The more time I spent w/ it, it made sense to me that it was the Cailloux Centenaire 2001 as the body of the wine was completely disjointed. It went from chewy, to bright, to flat out hot and is years away from fitting into its ambitious robe of fruit. Although my experience w/ this cuvee is minimal, its track record for aging suggests we opened this monster a bit too early

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