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2009 Clos du Caillou - Chateauneuf du Pape Reserve

FRANCE / RHONE / CHATEAUNEUF-DU-PAPE
  • 95 WA
  • 94 IWC
  • 88 JR
  • Variety
    Rhone Blend
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SKU: 47346-2009-750-3A
  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 94

    (60% grenache and 40% mourvedre): Bright ruby-red. Pungent, assertive aromas of candied red fruits, cola, incense and potpourri, with a hint of vanilla in the background. Stains the palate with deep raspberry and cherry flavors and becomes spicier with air. Supple tannins lend shape to the extremely long, sweet, penetrating finish. This is still a baby.
    Author: Josh Raynolds
    Issue: January/February 2012
  • Jancis Robinson | Rating: 17

    Dark cherry red. Very refreshing and lively without any exaggeration, except the high alcohol. Not especially tannic until some fine tannins at the very end, but winsome and chock full of fresh, ripe fruit.
    Author: Jancis Robinson
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 95

    More open and ready to go, the 2009 Chateauneuf du Pape Reserve Le Clos du Caillou is a perfumed, sexy wine that thrills with its cassis, candied licorice, violets, flowers and spice. Surprisingly up front and open, yet with smoking purity of fruit and fine tannin, it can be enjoyed anytime over the coming 10-15 years.
    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

    • 50 bottles owned
    • 2 collectors