2017 Le Clos du Caillou Chateauneuf du Pape La Reserve

Proprietary Blend - 1.5L
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JD 97 JL 97 WA 97 DC 96 JS 94 WS 94
JD 97

jebdunnuck.com, August 2019

More closed, yet still loaded with potential, the 2017 Châteauneuf Du Pape La Reserve offers a tight, reserved bouquet of cassis and blackberry fruits intermixed with ample spice box, mineral, and meaty notes developing...
JL 97

TheWineCellarInsider.com, September 2019

Deep, dark and spicy, with lush, fresh, dark cherries, earth, herbs and peppery kirsch. The wine is fresh, concentrated, lush and full, with layers of dark spicy, earthy, peppery fruits in the finish. The wine is produced...
WA 97

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, August 2019

In case readers were wondering, it is possible to be disappointed by a wine that rates "only" 97 points. I had such high hopes for the 2017 Chateauneuf du Pape La Reserve after tasting it last year, but this year the...
DC 96

Decanter, November 2018

Grown on sand in lieux-dits La Guigasse and Pignan, the fruit is destemmed and fermented in tronconic vats, then matured mostly in demi-muid, and 10% in amphora, for 14 months. It has very precise loganberry fruit with a...
JS 94

jamessuckling.com, October 2019

A really impressive Châteauneuf with rich and ripe summer-berry aromas, as well as a fragrant array of spices and fresh flowers. The palate has a very rich and deep-set feel with smooth, fresh tannins on offer and a...
WS 94

Wine Spectator, July 2019

Juicy and focused, with a long beam of cherry, plum and raspberry puree flavors running through, flanked by light apple wood and red licorice details. The fresh and sleek finish makes this accessible now, but there’s...


Color & Type Red
Varietal Proprietary Blend
Country France
Region Rhone
Sub-region Southern Rhone
Appellation Chateauneuf du Pape
Vintage 2017
Size 1.5L
Percent alcohol 14.5%
Closure Cork

The 2017 Le Clos du Caillou Chateauneuf du Pape La Reserve is a remarkable red wine hailing from the renowned Chateauneuf du Pape appellation in the Southern Rhone region of France. Crafted by the esteemed producer Le Clos du Caillou, this wine is a true testament to the artistry and dedication of winemaking.

In the glass, this wine exhibits a deep, garnet red color that hints at its complexity and depth. On the nose, precise notes of loganberry fruit immediately captivate the senses, accompanied by a subtle hint of balsamic lift. The aromas are incredibly refined, showcasing the wine's elegance and intensity.

Upon tasting, the 2017 Le Clos du Caillou Chateauneuf du Pape La Reserve reveals itself to be medium- to full-bodied, with a pleasing lightness of touch that belies its firm foundation of ripe tannins. The fruit is sourced from sand-grown vineyards in La Guigasse and Pignan, imparting a unique terroir-driven character to the wine. The palate is greeted with an explosion of flavors, including cassis, blackberry, and spice box, all intertwined with mineral and meaty notes that develop beautifully with time in the glass.

This wine has received high praise from renowned critics, further solidifying its status as a standout in the world of Chateauneuf du Pape. Decanter awarded it an impressive score of 96, describing it as intense, elegant, and textural, while Robert Parker's Wine Advocate bestowed a remarkable 97 points upon it, praising its combination of richness and airiness.

While this wine is already showing immense potential, it is recommended to cellar it for 4-5 years to allow it to fully develop and reveal its true magnificence. However, for those who simply can't wait, it can also be enjoyed now, thanks to its accessibility and fresh, sleek finish.

Overall, the 2017 Le Clos du Caillou Chateauneuf du Pape La Reserve is a wine that effortlessly balances power and elegance, showcasing the very best of what this esteemed appellation has to offer. It is a true gem for any wine enthusiast and a testament to the outstanding craftsmanship of Le Clos du Caillou.