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2005 Clos du Caillou - Chateauneuf du Pape Les Quartz Rhone Blend - France - Southern Rhone - Chateauneuf du Pape - Red

France - Southern Rhone - Chateauneuf du Pape

Red Rhone Blend
Producer Notes

The exceptional quality and stylistic excellence of this property's wines are due to the dedication, versatility and forward thinking of both the late Jean-Denis Vacheron (who married the owner's daughter, Sylvie Pouzin) and the current winemaker, Bruno Gaspard. Jean-Denis and Sylvie had taken over from her father, Claude, in 1996. However, in 2002, Jean-Denis was killed in a traffic accident and... More »

Score
96
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Drink Dates
Comm: 2010-2030
Bid
10 for sale
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Source International Wine Cellar
Issue Issue 136
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Source Jancis Robinson
Author Rossboss
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 100%
Tasted On 12/25/2013
Drink Dates 2010-2030

Yes, this is what wine is all about. A phenomenal experience and a triumphant creation, this has all the elements - expressive fruits, power, excellent mouth feel, it was all there. Dark nearly opaque purple - decanted and let sit for ~3+ hours and the cassis/blackberry flavors emerged and just rolled silkily along the palate from front to back. Picked up some fig flavors too. Believe the hype - if 2010 is a superior vintage then I need me some of that! There's serious longevity here - and considering the price, a great value.

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