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2001 Le Clos du Caillou Châteauneuf-du-Pape Reserve

  • 100 WA
  • 96 WS
  • 96 IWC
  • Variety
    Red Rhône Blend

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SKU: 47346-2001-1500

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  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 96

    ($125) Saturated, bright ruby-red. Knockout nose of black raspberry, meat, minerals, spices, chicory and espresso. Like liquid silk in the mouth; an incredibly concentrated, nearly confectionery wine, with compelling flavors of blackberry, violet and game. As creamy as a molten Valrhona chocolate cake. The oak component serves to frame and intensify the flavors, enabling this wonderfully thick wine to retain a sappy character. Finishes with intriguing garrigue notes and a repeating espresso element.
    Author: Stephen Tanzer
    Issue: January/February 2004
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 100

    An off-the-charts effort that was one of my wines of the trip, the 2001 Chateauneuf du Pape Reserve Le Clos du Caillou is a spectacular effort that doesn't put a foot wrong. Getting a bevy of incredible, spectacular, and a few other adjectives (i.e. expletives) in the notes, this rock-star-of-a-Chateauneuf boasts off-the-hook notes of blackcurrants, saddle leather, beef blood, pepper, spring flowers and licorice. Possessing full-bodied richness on the palate, with beautiful underlying structure and depth, this incredible effort represents the essence of this fabulous terroir, and is a thrilling drink that I wish every Rhone- lover could have the opportunity to taste.
    Author: Jeb Dunnuck
  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 96

    This is rolling along, slowly unwinding its dark, mulled fig, currant paste and blackberry pƒte de fruit notes. The still-dense, fleshy and youthful fruit is melding with more-mature hints of roasted apple wood, briar, espresso and smoldering ash notes that stretch out through the long, richly detailed finish. Impressive now, and should cruise for another decade.
    Author: James Molesworth
  • Self | Rating: 97

    Author: Peter B
  • Anonymous | Rating: 97

    Dark colored flavors of chocolate and espresso. Consistent throughout with a long finish.
    Author: Rodney M

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

  • 572 bottles owned
  • 107 collectors
  • Average collector rating: 97
    (Out of 107 collectors)