2010 Clos du Caillou - Chateauneuf du Pape Les Quartz 750ml

France - Southern Rhone - Chateauneuf du Pape/ Red / Rhone Blend
2010 Clos du Caillou - Chateauneuf du Pape Les Quartz
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International Wine Cellar | 93

Saturated ruby. Deeply pitched aromas of dark fruit liqueur, potpourri and garrigue , with smoke and spice overtones. Showing an impressive blend of power and energy, with sappy blackberry and bitter cherry flavors that become spicier in the glass. Closes with serious punch, velvety tannins and lingering spice and dark fruit notes.

Author: Josh Raynolds
Issue: Issue 166

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Wine Advocate | 96

Even better, the 2010 Chateauneuf du Pape Les Quartz offers additional depth and richness, with ample dark fruits, blackberry, crushed rock and edgy minerality giving way to a full-bodied, big, powerful wine that won't hit prime-time for another 3-4 years. When all is said and done, it will have two decades of longevity.

Drink Dates: 2014-2024
Author: Jeb Dunnuck
Issue: 214

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Wine Spectator | 95

This is fruit in hyperdrive, with a torrent of crushed blueberry, boysenberry and blackberry flavors rushing along, laced with sweet licorice and fruitcake and driving through the long, very polished finish, where a nice echo of charcoal keeps it honest. Really gorgeous.

Drink Dates: 2012-2025
Author: James Molesworth


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More Vintages and Sizes of Clos du Caillou - Chateauneuf du Pape Les Quartz:

1999 (750ml)

About This Producer


The exceptional quality and stylistic excellence of this property's wines are due to the dedication, versatility and forward thinking of both the late Jean-Denis Vacheron (who married the owner's daughter, Sylvie Pouzin) and the current winemaker, Bruno Gaspard. Jean-Denis and Sylvie had taken over from her father, Claude, in 1996. However, in 2002, Jean-Denis was killed in a traffic accident and Sylvie took the reins. Today, with the help of winemaker Gaspard and oenologist Philippe Cambie, she has catapulted the domaine into the elite of the southern Rhone. Despite holding only 9 hectares of land, the domaine boasts venerable neighbors (Chateau Rayas and Chateau Beaucastel), and its vineyards have elements of the best of both these estates. The rocky-sandy soils provide excellent drainage and impart minerality to these Chateauneuf-du-Papes.


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