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2007 Le Clos du Caillou Châteauneuf-du-Pape Reserve

  • 100 WA
  • 95 IWC
  • 88 JR
  • Variety
    Red Rhône Blend

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SKU: 47346-2007

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  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 95

    ($165; a 70/30 blend of grenache and mourvedre) Dark purple. Hypnotic bouquet of red and dark berry compote, flowers and spices, with notes of smoky garrigue and cola gaining power with air. Manages to be both dense and energetic, offering sweet raspberry and boysenberry flavors underscored by candied flowers and herbs. The finish refuses to let up, repeating the sweet berry and floral notes with great authority. (North Berkeley Imports, Berkeley, CA)
    Author: Josh Raynolds
    Issue: January/February 2010
  • Jancis Robinson | Rating: 17

    70% Grenache, 30% MourvŠdreSweet and round. Very polished and sophisticated, mineral and ripe, but no over-the-top alcohol. Pretty smart - though awfully expensive!
    Author: Jancis Robinson
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 100

    Just another perfect wine (ho hum), the 2007 Chateauneuf du Pape Reserve Le Clos du Caillou is an incredible effort that matches the 2010 in terms of quality, yet has a larger-than-life, richer and more over- the-top style. Loaded to the gills with sweet black cherry, cassis, licorice, lavender, roasted meats and creamy licorice, it hits the palate with a massive, full-bodied profile that carries awesome fruit, building, sweet tannin, incredible depth and blockbuster length. Spectacular in every way, enjoy it anytime over the coming two decades.
    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

    • 459 bottles owned
    • 73 collectors