2001 Cailloux (Lucien et Andre Brunel), Les Chateauneuf du Pape Cuvee Centenaire

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  • Proprietary Blend
  • 750ML
  • RR 97
  • WA 96
  • IWC 96
  • WS 93

Reviews for 2001 Cailloux (Lucien et Andre Brunel), Les Chateauneuf du Pape Cuvee Centenaire

RR 97
Rhone Report - The Rhone Report, March 2011
Made from 80% very old vine Grenache, 10% Mourvèdre, and 10% Syrah, with the Grenache aged for 15-20 months in old foudre and small barrels, and the Syrah and Mourvèdre aged in demi-muids, the 2001 Les Cailloux... Made from 80% very old vine Grenache, 10% Mourvèdre, and 10% Syrah, with the Grenache aged for 15-20 months in old foudre and small barrels, and the Syrah and Mourvèdre aged in demi-muids, the 2001 Les Cailloux (Lucien et André Brunel) Châteauneuf-du-Pape Cuvée Centenaire sports a profound, complex bouquet of kirsch, roasted herbs, flowers, meat juice, and licorice that just comes soaring from the glass with serious intensity and richness. This is followed by a full bodied, beautifully balanced wine that oozes concentration and extract through the middle, possesses a silky, light texture, and shows fantastic length and structure on the finish. Still very youthful and primary, this needs another 2-4 years in the cellar, and should drink well through 2026. - Jeb Dunnuck
WA 96
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, February 2004
...boasts a dense ruby/purple color as well as a provocative perfume of incense black tea plums figs and kirsch liqueur. As it sits in the glass this full-bodied dense 2001 offers up notes of pepper smoke and balsam wood... ...boasts a dense ruby/purple color as well as a provocative perfume of incense black tea plums figs and kirsch liqueur. As it sits in the glass this full-bodied dense 2001 offers up notes of pepper smoke and balsam wood. Rich and voluptuous with great length massive body and a structured long heady tannic finish...
IWC 96
Stephen Tanzer's IWC - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, January 2004
...Incredible nose melds plum spicecake woodsmoke mocha earth minerals and dried herbs...Like liquid silk in the mouth but with powerful underlying spine. A saline superconcentrated wine that coats every millimeter of the... ...Incredible nose melds plum spicecake woodsmoke mocha earth minerals and dried herbs...Like liquid silk in the mouth but with powerful underlying spine. A saline superconcentrated wine that coats every millimeter of the palate with explosively rich insinuating flavor yet does not come across as extreme or over the top...
WS 93
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, April 2005
Old-time rustic style with lots of dark brawny licorice root sweet earth spice baked plum and dark currant flavors. Rich and chewy...