An outstanding array of wines including the Chateauneuf-du-Pape Reserve - one of the wines of the vintage
Le Clos du Caillou, a 53 hectare wine estate with Côtes-du-Rhône and Châteauneuf-du-Pape appellations, is located in Courthézon in the South of France.
The property came in possession of the Pouizin family in 1956. Until 1996 the property was run by Claude Pouizin, who until 1993 sold most of his yield to negociants. In 1996 his daughter Sylvie and son-in-law Jean-Denis Vacherons took charge and the quality of the wines from property rapidly rose.
The 2011 vintage is now available Pre Arrival. The wines have been exceptionally well reviewed with the Chateauneuf-du-Pape Reserve 2011 being rated as one of the best wines of the vintage.
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2011 Chateauneuf-du-Pape Reserve
Usual Price $245.00
Pre Arrival Price $204.00
MAGNUM Usual Price $480.00
Pre Arrival Price $408.00
The Châteauneuf-du-Pape Reserve is a wine made only in the best vintages. The vineyard is composed of 60% Grenache (planted in 1930 in La Guigasse) and 20% Mourvèdre and 20% Syrah (planted in 1939 in Les Bedines). The soil, composed of sand, gives the wine freshness and finesse. The grapes are harvested late to obtain the perfect maturity of Mourvèdre.
Robert Parker: Similarly styled (which goes to show how strong the 2011s are from this estate), the 2011 Chateauneuf du Pape Reserve le Clos du Caillou-s inky purple color is followed by a seriously full-bodied, textured and incredibly pure wine that gives up notes of white pepper, roasted meats, white chocolate and assorted dark fruits on the nose. One of the top 4-5 wines in the vintage, it will have 15+ years of longevity. Drink 2014-2027. 96 Points
2011 Chateauneuf-du-Pape Les Quartz
Usual Price $154.50
Pre-Arrival Price $131.50
MAGNUM Usual Price $309.00
Pre Arrival Price $262.50
This wine comes from parcels of land in the lieu-dit "The Cassanets" which are composed of pebbles and sandy subsoil. The Grenache, which comprises 85% of the blend, was planted between 1956 and 1958. A parcel of Shiraz, in the lieu-dit "The Bédines", is on a soil composed of sand makes up the remaining 15%.
Robert Parker: Also gorgeous, with slightly more fruit and exuberance, the 2011 Chateauneuf du Pape les Quartz is overflowing with sweet blackberry fruit, ground herbs, roasted meats and licorice aromas and flavors. Thrillingly Provencal, with full-bodied richness, loads of sweet fruit and sound underlying tannin, this rocking Chateauneuf will deliver the goods over the coming decade. Drink now-2023. 94 Points
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