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2006 Le Clos du Caillou Châteauneuf-du-Pape Reserve

  • 94 WA
  • 95 WS
  • 94 IWC
  • 90 JR
  • Variety
    Red Rhône Blend

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SKU: 47346-2006

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  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 94

    ($180; 60% grenache and 20% each of mourvedre and syrah) Inky ruby. Alluring perfume of red and dark berries, cinnamon, incense and fresh flowers. Lush, creamy and sweet, offering palate-coating dark berry flavors and a sweet lavender pastille quality. Expands and gains depth and energy on the finish, leaving behind zesty cherry and berry skin and bitter chocolate notes. Extremely impressive and built to age.
    Author: Josh Raynolds
    Issue: January/February 2009
  • Jancis Robinson | Rating: 18

    Bright crimson. Very heady - the first wine that really sings of the garrigue. Spicy too - most mulled wine in its flavours! Definite cinnamon there. Lots of effort here. Lovely tannins - so ripe yet present, Very rich and flattering.
    Author: Jancis Robinson
    Issue: 39665
  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 95

    Really packed but supersilky, with a gorgeous beam of raspberry ganache gliding over super fine-grained tannins, while notes of incense, blackberry preserve, bittersweet chocolate truffle and black tea fill in the background. Seamless and very long.
    Author: James Molesworth
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 94

    The 2006 Chateauneuf du Pape Reserve le Clos du Caillou continues to play things pretty close to the vest, and it's much more reserved and youthful than the exuberant Les Quartz. Coming from the sandy soils of the La Guigasse lieu-dit and a blend of 60% Grenache, 20% Mourvedre and 20% Syrah, it' destemmed, sees a long 40-day maceration and spent 18 months mostly in new demi-muids, with a small portion in concrete tanks. Black currants, blackberries, crushed rock-like minerality and graphite all emerge from this full-bodied, fresh, focused and elegant Chateauneuf du Pape. It certainly offers pleasure today, yet will continue evolving gracefully for another decade.
    Author: Jeb Dunnuck
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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

    • 575 bottles owned
    • 51 collectors