2020 Le Clos du Caillou Chateauneuf-du-Pape La Reserve Rhone France

$147.99 USD $166.99 USD

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Winery Notes

"Elegant red carmin robe, with ruby reflections. The nose opens on delicate notes of ripe strawberries and raspberries coming together with cocoa beans aromas. The mouth is powerful, pure, fresh, full-bodied and so elegant! We find aromas of blackcurrant liquor, wild plums jam with licorice and Sichuan pepper aromas. A sensation of freshness is happening on the finish, with a long and sensual finish. This wine will easily age for 20 to 25 years.

Blend: 60% Grenache, 40% Mourvèdre"

"Strong crimson colour, purple reflections, broad ochre lightening on the rim. A complex nose; deeply floral aroma of roses, candied violets, ripe cherries, wild berries and sweet tobacco. In the background lemon balm and lavender, a delightful peacock wheel. Immensely light on the palate, integrated fruit expression, cherry compote, velvety and silky tannin, perfect viscosity which lingers long, literally sails over the palate. A saline-mineral finish, incredible charm, a great seducer."

Rated 100 Points Falstaff

"A blend of 60% Grenache and 40% Mourvèdre from sandy parcels in Guigasse and Pignan, the 2020 Chateauneuf du Pape La Reserve is a stupendous wine, even if it didn't quite reach the triple-digit heights I hoped it would when tasted out of barrel. Complex notes of crushed stone, pressed flowers, intricate herbal shadings and mixed berries mark the nose, while the full-bodied palate is unimaginably silky and near-endless on the finish."

Rated 98 Points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

"A dark, rich and densely layered red, with iron and graphite at its heart, this is smoldering with plum puree, tar and smoke. Surprisingly supple on the integrated palate, with concentration and savory power that will carry this for years. Grenache and Mourvèdre. Drink now."

Rated 95 Points Wine Spectator