2016 Le Clos du Caillou Chateauneuf du Pape les Quartz
Proprietary Blend - 750ML
  • JD 97
  • WA 97
  • VN 96
  • WS 94
  • JS 93

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In Stock: 4 btls
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Pre-Arrival: 24+ btls
ETA: Jun. 2019

$89.94

In Stock: 4 btls
Ships Immediately

Pre-Arrival: 24+ btls
ETA: Jun. 2019

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JD 97
jebdunnuck.com, August 2018
The 2016 Châteauneuf-du-Pape Les Quartz comes from soils loaded with quartzite stones and is another Grenache-dominated blockbuster from this estate. A translucent, ruby-colored effort, it just oozes Provençal charm in... The 2016 Châteauneuf-du-Pape Les Quartz comes from soils loaded with quartzite stones and is another Grenache-dominated blockbuster from this estate. A translucent, ruby-colored effort, it just oozes Provençal charm in its ripe red and black fruits, building minerality, garrigue, pepper, and spice aromas and flavors. Deep, full-bodied, beautifully textured, and seamless, it has no shortage of tannins and is going to benefit from short-term cellaring. Still, it's certainly in the new style of the estate and brilliantly done.
WA 97
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, September 2018
Full-bodied, rich, concentrated and velvety, the 2016 Chateauneuf du Pape Les Quartz is a complete thoroughbred. A blend of 85% Grenache and 15% Syrah, it offers up stunning aromas of crushed stones, tea roses, black... Full-bodied, rich, concentrated and velvety, the 2016 Chateauneuf du Pape Les Quartz is a complete thoroughbred. A blend of 85% Grenache and 15% Syrah, it offers up stunning aromas of crushed stones, tea roses, black cherries and licorice. A powerhouse, loaded with extract, it finishes long and intense, picking up hints of chocolate and star anise. It appears capable of evolving for a couple of stunning decades. - Joe Czerwinski
VN 96
Vinous, July 2018
Lurid ruby. A complex, hugely perfumed bouquet evokes red and blue fruit preserves, exotic spices, incense and floral oils, along with a vibrant mineral quality that builds steadily as the wine opens up. Alluringly sweet... Lurid ruby. A complex, hugely perfumed bouquet evokes red and blue fruit preserves, exotic spices, incense and floral oils, along with a vibrant mineral quality that builds steadily as the wine opens up. Alluringly sweet, seamless and broad on the palate, offering densely packed yet lithe raspberry, boysenberry and spicecake flavors that show remarkable clarity and back-end power. The mineral and floral components drive an extremely long, sweet finish that's given shape by smooth, well-knit tannins. The interplay of power and finesse here is awfully impressive. This wine, along with its Le Réserve sibling, is a standout in what has turned out to be a monumental vintage for the region. -- Josh Raynolds
WS 94
Wine Spectator, November 2018
Bright and fresh, with a tasty core of raspberry and boysenberry coulis flavors lined with subtle anise and black tea notes. Shows a flash of apple wood on the finish, revealing latent depth and sneaky length... Bright and fresh, with a tasty core of raspberry and boysenberry coulis flavors lined with subtle anise and black tea notes. Shows a flash of apple wood on the finish, revealing latent depth and sneaky length. Offers a lovely feel throughout. Drink now through 2032. — J.M.
JS 93
jamessuckling.com, August 2018
Aromas of ripe, red plums meet dried, meadow flowers, strawberries and pastry. The tannins are suave, ripe and long, carrying plenty of deep, red plums. This really tests the limits of ripeness at the finish. From... Aromas of ripe, red plums meet dried, meadow flowers, strawberries and pastry. The tannins are suave, ripe and long, carrying plenty of deep, red plums. This really tests the limits of ripeness at the finish. From organically grown grapes. Drink or hold.
Color & Type Red
Varietal Proprietary Blend
Country France
Region Rhone
Sub-region Southern Rhone
Vintage 2016