2007 Clos du Caillou, Domaine du Chateauneuf du Pape Reserve le Clos du Caillou

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  • Proprietary Blend
  • 750ML
  • IWC 98
  • WA 97

Reviews for 2007 Clos du Caillou, Domaine du Chateauneuf du Pape Reserve le Clos du Caillou

IWC 98
Stephen Tanzer's IWC - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, January 2009
Opaque purple. A head-spinning bouquet displays potent blackberry boysenberry pipe tobacco garrigue incense and mineral qualities. Velvety palate-staining dark berry flavors are sweetened by notes of cola and candied... Opaque purple. A head-spinning bouquet displays potent blackberry boysenberry pipe tobacco garrigue incense and mineral qualities. Velvety palate-staining dark berry flavors are sweetened by notes of cola and candied licorice with a strong whiplash of minerals on the back end. The dark berry-suffused finish is utterly seamless. A blend of 70% grenache and 30% mourvedre.
WA 97
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, October 2009
The 2007 Le Clos du Caillou Reserve is a blend of 60% Grenache 20% Mourvedre and 20% Syrah with the Grenache aged in concrete tanks and the other components aged in both demi-muids and small barrels. This wine will... The 2007 Le Clos du Caillou Reserve is a blend of 60% Grenache 20% Mourvedre and 20% Syrah with the Grenache aged in concrete tanks and the other components aged in both demi-muids and small barrels. This wine will probably not be as long-lived as the utterly perfect 2001 but it is a wine of considerable substance richness and appeal. Dense purple to the rim this is an ethereal beauty of purity and substantial power allied together in a wine offering up notes of licorice incense acacia flowers black raspberry and black currant notes. It is full-bodied deep and for this particular cuvee surprisingly accessible due to the sweetness of the tannins and the high levels of glycerin and rich fruit. This wine is irresistible already although it will certainly develop more nuances aromatically over the next 4-5 years and evolve for at least two decades. This is sensational stuff and a great effort.Year after year this estate continues to produce some of the finest Chateauneuf du Papes and Cotes du Rhones. Widow Sylvie Vacheron has done an excellent job carrying on the legacy of her husband Jean-Denis Vacheron who was killed in an automobile accident several years ago. Both vintages of Chateauneuf du Pape are performing brilliantly with the 2006s showing even better from bottle than they did from barrel and the 2007s are as stunning as one might expect in this historical vintage in the southern Rhone.