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Domaine Clos du Caillou CdP Reserve 2019

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CWA100

RP97+

WS

JS

AG

ST

W&S

JH

Price: $199.00

 
Price includes complimentary ground shipping on 6+ bottles.

PERFECT Tasting Notes
“The new Clos du Caillou Chateauneuf du Pape Reserve 2019 is the most perfect young C-D-P that I have ever judged in my twenty year career. The alluring bouquet asserts a heavenly perfume of wild strawberries, kirsch, and black cherries intermixed with provençal herbs, jasmine and dried lavender. A kaleidoscope of red fruits—cherries, raspberries and strawberries—mesmerize the palate, boasting great intensity while seeming weightless at the same time thanks to the deft integration of this skilled crafts-woman. Possessing about as much kirsch liqueur, blackberry, licorice, bouquet garni and spice as you could pack into a wine, this flamboyant, voluptuous and sexy beauty must be tasted to be believed. When a wine delivers these thrills at such an early stage, it is tempting to drink now (decanting recommended prior to 2023) but patience will be well rewarded through 2030+.” - Hal Oates, Porthos owner (July 28, 2021)

99 Points | JD (Barrel Tasting)
“Last of the barrel samples, the 2019 Châteauneuf Du Pape La Réserve is the more Mourvèdre dominated release from this team that’s brought up mostly in used demi-muids. It offers a gamey, meaty, complex bouquet of red and blue fruits, smoked game, spring flowers, and a distinct sense of minerality. With an almost Burgundian texture, this full-bodied, balanced, nicely structured 2019 is going to need at least 4-6 years of bottle age, but is pure gold.” - Jeb Dunnuck

98 Points | DC (Barrel Tasting)
“Captivating spice-led nose, this is a lithe, dynamic and athletic style of Châteauneuf. Very well balanced and focused with great aromatic precision. The alcohol is gently warming on the finish but this is nonetheless just gorgeous. Grown on sand in lieux-dits La Guigasse and Pignan, destemmed, fermented in tronconic vats then matured mostly in demi-muid and a 10% portion in amphora for 14 months.” - Decanter

97+ Points | RP (Barrel Tasting)
“The 2019 Chateauneuf du Pape La Reserve is a full-bodied, velvety-textured wine loaded with dark fruit. Predomiantly black cherries, but with hints of licorice and dark chocolate, it's ripe, rich and clearly loaded with potential.” - Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate
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Price includes complimentary ground shipping on 6+ bottles.

PERFECT Tasting Notes
“The new Clos du Caillou Chateauneuf du Pape Reserve 2019 is the most perfect young C-D-P that I have ever judged in my twenty year career. The alluring bouquet asserts a heavenly perfume of wild strawberries, kirsch, and black cherries intermixed with provençal herbs, jasmine and dried lavender. A kaleidoscope of red fruits—cherries, raspberries and strawberries—mesmerize the palate, boasting great intensity while seeming weightless at the same time thanks to the deft integration of this skilled crafts-woman. Possessing about as much kirsch liqueur, blackberry, licorice, bouquet garni and spice as you could pack into a wine, this flamboyant, voluptuous and sexy beauty must be tasted to be believed. When a wine delivers these thrills at such an early stage, it is tempting to drink now (decanting recommended prior to 2023) but patience will be well rewarded through 2030+.” - Hal Oates, Porthos owner (July 28, 2021)

99 Points | JD (Barrel Tasting)
“Last of the barrel samples, the 2019 Châteauneuf Du Pape La Réserve is the more Mourvèdre dominated release from this team that’s brought up mostly in used demi-muids. It offers a gamey, meaty, complex bouquet of red and blue fruits, smoked game, spring flowers, and a distinct sense of minerality. With an almost Burgundian texture, this full-bodied, balanced, nicely structured 2019 is going to need at least 4-6 years of bottle age, but is pure gold.” - Jeb Dunnuck

98 Points | DC (Barrel Tasting)
“Captivating spice-led nose, this is a lithe, dynamic and athletic style of Châteauneuf. Very well balanced and focused with great aromatic precision. The alcohol is gently warming on the finish but this is nonetheless just gorgeous. Grown on sand in lieux-dits La Guigasse and Pignan, destemmed, fermented in tronconic vats then matured mostly in demi-muid and a 10% portion in amphora for 14 months.” - Decanter

97+ Points | RP (Barrel Tasting)
“The 2019 Chateauneuf du Pape La Reserve is a full-bodied, velvety-textured wine loaded with dark fruit. Predomiantly black cherries, but with hints of licorice and dark chocolate, it's ripe, rich and clearly loaded with potential.” - Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate



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