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Domaine Clos du Caillou CdP Reserve 2017

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CWA

RP98-100

WS

JS

AG

ST

W&S

JH

Price: $170.00

 
*Price includes complimentary ground shipping on 6+ bottles.

TASTING NOTES
98-100 Points
“Le Clos du Caillou's 2017 Châteauneuf-du-Pape La Reserve continues this bottling's winning ways, making three straight vintages in which I've rated it at least 97 points. Sourced from old-vine Grenache and Mourvèdre in the lieux-dits of La Guigasse and Pignan, it's rich, creamy and plush, yet it seems effortless despite the concentration. Mocha and caramelized berries finish with great length and energy. I can't wait to see how it turns out from bottle.” - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate (8/18)

VINTAGE NOTES
“The consistent high quality of this estate's wines makes it a perennial favorite of mine. New developments here include the addition of purchased wine to the entry-level cuvées, without any loss of quality. Winemaker Bruno Gaspard admits 2016 is a good vintage, grinning when asked about it. "It's not too solar, not heavy," he said. The 2017s at this address boast an extra level of concentration that must be the result of the vintage's low yields, yet they remain supple and balanced. Although two potentially perfect red Châteauneuf-du-Papes lead the list, don't overlook the various Côtes du Rhône bottlings, which often represent great value, or the white wines, all of which seem better every year.” - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate (8/18)

“The southern swath of France's Rhône Valley has been on a roll, with superlative vintages in terms of both quality and quantity in 2015 and 2016. 2017 looks to continue that trend on one count: quality.” - Wine Spectator (11/17)
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*Price includes complimentary ground shipping on 6+ bottles.

TASTING NOTES
98-100 Points
“Le Clos du Caillou's 2017 Châteauneuf-du-Pape La Reserve continues this bottling's winning ways, making three straight vintages in which I've rated it at least 97 points. Sourced from old-vine Grenache and Mourvèdre in the lieux-dits of La Guigasse and Pignan, it's rich, creamy and plush, yet it seems effortless despite the concentration. Mocha and caramelized berries finish with great length and energy. I can't wait to see how it turns out from bottle.” - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate (8/18)

VINTAGE NOTES
“The consistent high quality of this estate's wines makes it a perennial favorite of mine. New developments here include the addition of purchased wine to the entry-level cuvées, without any loss of quality. Winemaker Bruno Gaspard admits 2016 is a good vintage, grinning when asked about it. "It's not too solar, not heavy," he said. The 2017s at this address boast an extra level of concentration that must be the result of the vintage's low yields, yet they remain supple and balanced. Although two potentially perfect red Châteauneuf-du-Papes lead the list, don't overlook the various Côtes du Rhône bottlings, which often represent great value, or the white wines, all of which seem better every year.” - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate (8/18)

“The southern swath of France's Rhône Valley has been on a roll, with superlative vintages in terms of both quality and quantity in 2015 and 2016. 2017 looks to continue that trend on one count: quality.” - Wine Spectator (11/17)



Ratings Sources

RP - Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate
WS - Wine Spectator
CWA - California Wine Advisors
JS - James Suckling
IWR - International Wine Review

Winery Domaine Clos du Caillou

Vineyard Designate

AVA Chateauneuf du Pape

Region Rhone