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2001 Clos du Caillou - Cotes du Rhone Vieilles Vignes (Cuvee Unique)

FRANCE / RHONE / COTES DU RHONE
  • 87 IWC
  • Variety
    Rhone Blend

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SKU: 81440-2001-750-3A
  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 87

    ($20) Dark red. Deeply pitched aromas of blackcurrant, dark chocolate and mocha. Fat, sweet and superripe; very lush and accessible but shows less life and verve than the Cotes du Rhone-Villages. More roasted chocolatey flavors and less primary fruit showing today.
    Author: Stephen Tanzer
    Issue: January/February 2004
  • Self | Rating: 89

    Purple/red colored wine with lots of thick legs showing light to moderate pigmentation. An attractive rather strong nose of garrigue, plum, strawberry, mint, vanilla, spice, oak, and anise. Ripe fruit flavors and oak in the mouth but more angular than past vintages. Has everything in place for fine drinking but needs time. Tannins and acidity are well on their way toward integration.
    Drink Dates: 2006-2012
    Author: Daniel B

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

  • 63 bottles owned
  • 13 collectors
  • Average collector rating: 89
    (Out of 13 collectors)