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2001 Le Clos du Caillou Châteauneuf-du-Pape

  • 92 WA
  • 92 WS
  • 89 IWC
  • Variety
    Red Rhône Blend

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SKU: 47182-2001-750

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  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 89

    ($55) Dark red. Liqueur-like red berries, fruitcake and molasses on the nose, along with a rather intrusive note of gardenia. Sweet, creamy and high-toned, with flavors of strawberry liqueur, coffee and flowers. I like this wine for its sheer size and silky texture, but marked it down slightly for its perfumey floral element.
    Author: Stephen Tanzer
    Issue: January/February 2004
  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 92

    Beautiful, pure plum and creme de cassis aromas lead the way for a beam of lovely fruit on the palate, followed by alluring vanilla bean, black tea, fig, mineral and tar notes. The long finish is carried by well-embedded acidity.
    Author: James Molesworth
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 92

    The 2001 Chateauneuf du Pape is drinking perfectly, and to my mind, is getting close to full maturity. Black cherry and assorted darker fruits all mix nicely with notions of garrigue, licorice and wild herbs. It opens up in the glass to show a medium-bodied, silky, balanced and textured style. I'm a fan. Consume it over the coming handful of years.
    Author: Jeb Dunnuck
  • Self | Rating: 90

    after much decanting, this opened it's mid-weight to a raspberry fruitiness and a good if not great distance...robust wine, with a little tightness left but one that proves these wines are on the efficient frontier of qualitytoprice
    Author: PHF

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 Gaspard as well as oenologist Philippe Cambie, she has catapulted the domaine into the elite echelon of the Southern Rhône. Despite holding only nine hectares of land, the domaine boasts venerable neighbors (Château Rayas and Château de 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 Châteauneuf-du-Papes.

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Collector Data For This Wine

  • 158 bottles owned
  • 21 collectors
  • Average collector rating: 90
    (Out of 21 collectors)