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2006 Le Clos du Caillou Châteauneuf-du-Pape Les Quartz

  • 94 WA
  • 94 WS
  • 91 IWC
  • 85 JR
  • Variety
    Red Rhône Blend

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SKU: 70263-2006

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  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 91

    ($105; 85% grenache and 15% syrah) Vivid ruby. Powerful aromas of blackberry, anise and smoky herbs, with a suave floral undertone. Fleshy and sweet, with deep dark berry flavors, supple tannins and slow-building minerality. Finishes with solid grip and a strong licorice note. This will need some time to unwind.
    Author: Josh Raynolds
    Issue: January/February 2009
  • Jancis Robinson | Rating: 17

    Not so deep a crimson. Gamey nose - not especially intense. Gentle sweet palate entry. Quite exciting energy. This one works! Bigger and more concentrated than the Safres.
    Author: Jancis Robinson
    Issue: 39665
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 94

    The 2006 Chateauneuf du Pape Les Quarts comes from the pebble soils of the Les Cassanets lieu-dit and checks in as a blend of 85% Grenache and 15% Syrah. Destemmed, vinified in oak tanks, and aged 18 months in a combination of tanks and foudre (Grenache), as well as small barrels (Syrah), it's a killer bottle of wine that offers ripe, full-bodied notes of garrigue, scorched earth, currants and spice. Possessing both freshness and terrific richness, it will drink well for another decade, although there's no need to delay gratification. This doesn't quite hit the heights of the 2007, 2009 or 2010, but it's not far behind.
    Author: Jeb Dunnuck
  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 94

    This gushes with raspberry and boysenberry confiture notes supported by remarkably silky structure. Dense but lithe, with blueberry, spice, black tea and mineral notes gliding through the superlong finish, which really gains steam as this moves along.
    Author: James Molesworth
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  • 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

    • 417 bottles owned
    • 70 collectors