1995 Cailloux (Lucien et Andre Brunel), Les Chateauneuf du Pape Cuvee Centenaire

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  • Proprietary Blend
  • 750ML
  • WA 94
  • WS 91

Reviews for 1995 Cailloux (Lucien et Andre Brunel), Les Chateauneuf du Pape Cuvee Centenaire

WA 94
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, January 2003
1995 was a powerful vintage for Brunel. The Cuvee Centenaire remains a young promising wine offering notes of licorice cedar vanilla and sweet black currant/cherry fruit presented in a full-bodied virile style... 1995 was a powerful vintage for Brunel. The Cuvee Centenaire remains a young promising wine offering notes of licorice cedar vanilla and sweet black currant/cherry fruit presented in a full-bodied virile style. Anticipated maturity: 2007-2018. From this impeccably run estate Andre Brunel produces 7000 cases of a traditionally made regular Chateauneuf du Pape and when possible about 500 cases of Chateauneuf du Pape Cuvee Centenaire. The Cuvee Centenaire emerges from 114-year old Grenache vines (about 80-85% of the blend) which is combined with younger-vine Syrah and Mourvedre. Approximately half of the blend spends time in new oak casks and half in neutral foudres or vats. Brunel who is one of the most articulate spokespersons of Chateauneuf du Pape continues to fine tune his winemaking always trying to enhance the fruit and texture. That has been apparent over recent vintages although some of the old classics are not to be missed.
WS 91
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, November 1998
Subtle yet complex aromas are rich and intriguing and the flavors carry through on the palate with notes of spice ripe cherry and raisin cedar and wild herb. Well defined showing good intensity in a classic regional... Subtle yet complex aromas are rich and intriguing and the flavors carry through on the palate with notes of spice ripe cherry and raisin cedar and wild herb. Well defined showing good intensity in a classic regional style. Drink now through 2005. –TM