2010 Clos du Caillou, Domaine du Chateauneuf du Pape Reserve le Clos du Caillou

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  • Proprietary Blend
  • 750ML
  • WA 99
  • RR 98
  • WS 97
  • IWC 95

Reviews for 2010 Clos du Caillou, Domaine du Chateauneuf du Pape Reserve le Clos du Caillou

WA 99
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, October 2012
The virtually perfect (probably Domaine du Caillou's greatest wine since their 2001 example) 2010 Chateauneuf du Pape Reserve Le Clos du Caillou is a blend of 60% Grenache and 40% Mourvedre aged completely in 600-liter... The virtually perfect (probably Domaine du Caillou's greatest wine since their 2001 example) 2010 Chateauneuf du Pape Reserve Le Clos du Caillou is a blend of 60% Grenache and 40% Mourvedre aged completely in 600-liter demi-muids of which some are new. A dense purple color is accompanied by a stunning nose of lead pencil shavings barbecue smoke black currant jam raspberries and blueberries. Full-bodied and exceptionally pure powerful and elegant this stunning wine needs 2-4 years of cellaring and should keep for 20-25. 99+
RR 98
Rhone Report - The Rhone Report, September 2011
Coming all from sandy soils and the lieux-dits of Pignan (Grenache and aged all in tank) and Guigasse (Mourvèdre and aged in smaller barrels) the 2010 Le Clos du Caillou Châteauneuf-du-Pape Domaine du Caillou Reserve... Coming all from sandy soils and the lieux-dits of Pignan (Grenache and aged all in tank) and Guigasse (Mourvèdre and aged in smaller barrels) the 2010 Le Clos du Caillou Châteauneuf-du-Pape Domaine du Caillou Reserve possesses a deep layered personality with silky black fruits graphite roasted meats mineral and spice full body beautiful acidity and a powerful yet seamless and elegant profile. The structure and tannin builds on the palate and this should require 3-5 years on release with upwards of 15 to 20 years of longevity. Always a silky yet powerful wine this is a beauty and possibly up there with the '07 and '00 vintage in terms of quality. 95-98+
WS 97
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, October 2012
Stunning aromas and flavors of cassis plum eau de vie and mulled blackberry fruit roll out with notes of violet pastis apple wood and fruitcake all coursing through the dense finish. Terrific grip is thoroughly embedded... Stunning aromas and flavors of cassis plum eau de vie and mulled blackberry fruit roll out with notes of violet pastis apple wood and fruitcake all coursing through the dense finish. Terrific grip is thoroughly embedded. Should cruise in the cellar. Best from 2015 through 2030. -JM
IWC 95
Stephen Tanzer's IWC - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, January 2012
Opaque purple. Explosively perfumed scents of candied red and dark berries incense sassafras and violet with a suave overlay of Asian spices. Sappy penetrating raspberry and boysenberry flavors stain the palate and are... Opaque purple. Explosively perfumed scents of candied red and dark berries incense sassafras and violet with a suave overlay of Asian spices. Sappy penetrating raspberry and boysenberry flavors stain the palate and are braced by zesty building mineral and spice qualities. Lingers impressively on the finish with the floral and dark berry notes repeating. The blend here is normally 60% grenache and 40% mourvedre.