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2004 Le Clos du Caillou Châteauneuf-du-Pape Les Quartz

  • 93 WA
  • 92 IWC
  • 93 JR
  • Variety
    Red Rhône Blend

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SKU: 70263-2004-750

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  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 92

    ($90) Ruby-red. Powerful blackberry and blackcurrant scents aromas, with sexy oak spice accents. Lush, round and velvety, with deep, sweet dark fruit flavors and a good wallop of vanillin oak. A bitter chocolate note appears on the finish, adding depth to this inky, powerful wine. Sweetened with air and began to show some serious tannin, suggesting that patience is in order.
    Author: Josh Raynolds
    Issue: January/February 2007
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 93

    A big step up and getting a big |Wow| in the notes, the 2004 Chateauneuf du Pape Les Quartz knocks it out of the park with its sweet kirsch, blackberry, red licorice and crushed-stone minerality, all of which come soaring from the glass. Full-bodied, rich and textured, with fabulous fruit and texture, it might lack some of the elegance and polish found in the cuvee La Reserve, yet makes up for it with its exuberant, sexy style. A blend of 85% Grenache and 15% Syrah that's all from the Les Cassanets lieu-dit (aged 18 months in mostly in foudre), it should continue to shine over the coming 3-5 years.
    Author: Jeb Dunnuck
  • Jancis Robinson | Rating: 18

    Worldly, glamorous, Manhattan restaurant kind of sophistication on the nose. Tight, concentrated, knows where it's going. Unusual. Savoury, exceptionally well made but atypical. Not exaggerated or hard work to taste but obviously a lot of thought has gone into this dense yet suave wine. Not sweet and cleverly made so that it can be tackled more or less any time. Clever! I'm dying to know what this wine is.. 95% Grenache and 15%Syrah (aged in small barrels) apparently.
    Author: Jancis Robinson
  • Self | Rating: 92

    Author: Juan K
  • Self | Rating: 92

    Drink Dates: 2009-2020
    Author: David W294
  • Self | Rating:

    Smooth, good fruit flavor, decent acidity.
    Author: Jim R474

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

  • 345 bottles owned
  • 39 collectors
  • Average collector rating: 92
    (Out of 39 collectors)