Friday, February 3, 2023

2019 Le Clos de Caillou Les Quartz Chateauneuf du Pape

2019 Le Clos de Caillou Les Quartz Chateauneuf du Pape....$69.99
Lowest price online is $81.88

Moving to the tiny production 2019 Ch√Ęteauneuf Du Pape Les Quartz, which is mostly Grenache with around 25% or so of Syrah, it has a rich, full-bodied, dense, and almost backward style to go with powerful black fruits, ground pepper, and violet aromas and flavors. I love its purity of fruit, and it builds nicely with time in the glass, showing more mid-palate depth as well as ripe tannins. It’s a stunning bottle of wine, but patience will be required. Hide bottles for 4-5 years and enjoy over the following two decades.
Rated 97+/100 Jeb Dunnuck
Deep liquorice and tarragon freshness here, this has a voluptuous texture, very rounded and generous. Ends firms and powerful, it's a wine with plenty of presence and has squished blackberry fruits into the long length. Very well balanced for a powerful wine. 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.
Rated 96/100 Decanter
Rated 94+/100 The Wine Advocate
Rated 94/100 The Wine Spectator

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