2018 Le Clos du Caillou Chateauneuf du Pape les Quartz
Proprietary Blend - 750ML
2018 Le Clos du Caillou Chateauneuf du Pape les Quartz
  • DC 96
  • JL 95
  • WA 95
  • VN 95
  • JD 94
  • WS 93

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DC 96
Decanter, October 2019
This is dark, savoury, potent and concentrated. It has great vibrancy of fruit coupled with real depth of integrated structural tannins and all matched with a gently throbbing acidity. It’s very ripe but not oversweet...   This is dark, savoury, potent and concentrated. It has great vibrancy of fruit coupled with real depth of integrated structural tannins and all matched with a gently throbbing acidity. It’s very ripe but not oversweet, and the finish is very long indeed. It's very well-tailored, and expertly fashioned, a real essence of Châteauneuf - very silky in style, and clearly a very crafted expression rather than a 'natural' one - but crafted with consummate skill. Grown half on large pebbles, half on sand in lieu-dit Les Cassanets, destemmed, then fermented mostly in concrete, then matured mostly in demi-muid except for 10% in amphora.  
JL 95
TheWineCellarInsider.com, October 2020
Spicy, floral, peppery, polished and energetic, the medium/full-bodied, lush wine has good concentration, freshness, purity and lift. The finish is loaded with ripe, sweet, juicy kirsch in an elegant style. Read more...   Spicy, floral, peppery, polished and energetic, the medium/full-bodied, lush wine has good concentration, freshness, purity and lift. The finish is loaded with ripe, sweet, juicy kirsch in an elegant style. Read more at:https://www.thewinecellarinsider.com/wine-tasting-note/?vintage=2018&wine=Le%20Clos%20du%20Caillou%20Chateauneuf-du-Pape%20Domaine%20du%20Caillou%20Les%20Quartz  
WA 95
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, September 2020
Detailed, intricate herbal shadings mark the nose of the 2018 Chateauneuf du Pape Les Quartz, adding extra nuance to the ripe cherry and berry fruit and combining nicely with hints of warm stones and dried spices...   Detailed, intricate herbal shadings mark the nose of the 2018 Chateauneuf du Pape Les Quartz, adding extra nuance to the ripe cherry and berry fruit and combining nicely with hints of warm stones and dried spices. Full-bodied and silky, it's elegant and complete, ending with a gentle wash of silky tannins and ample persistence on the finish. Not the most intense or tannic vintage, it's approachable now and should drink well for up to a decade.- JC  
VN 95
Vinous, October 2021
Brilliant violet. A deeply perfumed bouquet displays spice- and mineral-accented cherry, blackberry, incense and potpourri scents that expand with air. Sweet and broad in the mouth, offering concentrated cherry liqueur...   Brilliant violet. A deeply perfumed bouquet displays spice- and mineral-accented cherry, blackberry, incense and potpourri scents that expand with air. Sweet and broad in the mouth, offering concentrated cherry liqueur, dark berry, floral pastille and succulent herb flavors sharpened by a suggestion of cracked pepper. Finishes extremely long and smoky, with resonating floral and spice notes and youthfully gripping tannins. -- Josh Raynolds  
JD 94
jebdunnuck.com, October 2020
Coming from more pebbly soils and 70% Grenache and 30% Syrah, the 2018 Châteauneuf Du Pape Les Quartz is more exuberant and Provençal, with a monster nose of red and blackberry fruits, peppery garrigue, game, candied...   Coming from more pebbly soils and 70% Grenache and 30% Syrah, the 2018 Châteauneuf Du Pape Les Quartz is more exuberant and Provençal, with a monster nose of red and blackberry fruits, peppery garrigue, game, candied orange, and loads of spring flower-like nuances. Slightly closed on the palate, it’s still medium to full-bodied, has solid spine of acidity, ripe tannins, and a great finish. Give bottles 2-3 years (which is rare for a 2018) and enjoy over the following decade or more. I don’t think it matches the 2001, 2007, 2009, or 2016, but it’s certainly a rock-solid vintage for this cuvee.  
WS 93
Wine Spectator, November 2020
Alluring, with tea, singed sandalwood and wood spice accents leading the way for a graceful mix of dried cherry, raspberry coulis and damson plum flavors. There's a subtle mineral edge through the finish, while the fruit...   Alluring, with tea, singed sandalwood and wood spice accents leading the way for a graceful mix of dried cherry, raspberry coulis and damson plum flavors. There's a subtle mineral edge through the finish, while the fruit keeps pace. Approachable, but there's plenty for the cellar too. Grenache and Syrah. Drink now through 2033. 615 cases made, 98 cases imported. — JM  
Category Description
Color & Type Red
Varietal Proprietary Blend
Country France
Region Rhone
Sub-region Southern Rhone
Appellation Chateauneuf du Pape
Vintage 2018
Size 750ML
Percent alcohol 14.5%
Closure Cork