Robert Parker 99+ Point Le Clos du Caillou Chateauneuf-du-Pape Reserve 2010

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New Robert Parker scores for Le Clos du Caillou including 99+ for the 2010 Reserve Chateauneuf!


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.


Robert Parker has recently completed his tasting of the magnificent 2010 Southern Rhones now that they are in bottle. His scores for Le Clos du Caillou have been increased significantly!


He originally described the Chateaneuf-du-Pape Reserve as "A candidate for wine of the vintage". Parker has scored the finished wine 99+ - it does not come much better than that!

The 2010 Chateauneuf-du-Pape Quartz and Safres have been scored 96 and 94 Points respectively!


We have small quantities of these three outstanding 2010 Chateauneuf-du-Papes in stock. Be quick!


2010 Chateauneuf-du-Pape Reserve 

In stock $195.00 (14 bottles available)


Caillou Reserve Label

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: The virtually perfect (probably Domaine du Caillou's greatest wine since their 2001 example) 2010 Chateauneuf du Pape Reserve Le Clos du Caillou is a blend of 60% Grenache and 40% Mourvedre aged completely in 600-liter demi-muids, of which some are new. A dense purple color is accompanied by a stunning nose of lead pencil shavings, barbecue smoke, black currant jam, raspberries and blueberries. Full-bodied and exceptionally pure, powerful and elegant, this stunning wine needs 2-4 years of cellaring and should keep for 20-25. 99+ Points


2010 Chateauneuf-du-Pape Les Quartz 

In Stock $125.00 (20 bottles available)


Caillox CDP Quartz 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 Syrah, in the lieu-dit "The Bédines", is on a soil composed of sand makes up the remaining 15%.


Robert Parker: The 2010 Chateauneuf du Pape Les Quartz, which is aged in both foudre and truncated oak vats, comes from two lieux-dits, Les Cassanets for the Grenache and Les Bedines for the Syrah. It reveals crushed raspberry and kirsch notes as well as a chalky stone-like character, but less of the Provencal roasted herb, lavender, and licorice notes than its siblings. Drink this dense, full-bodied, impressive 2010 over the next 15-20 years. 96 Points


All Le Clos du Caillou wines may be viewed and purchased on line by clicking here. You may also order by telephone (03) 9326 5737 or email  




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Two Very Interesting White Burgundy Tasting Packs 2007-2010

The four White Burgundy vintages 2007, 2008, 2009 and 2010 are all highly regarded but with very different personalities.
From our stock we have assembled a small number of Tasting Packs from Domaine Morey-Coffinet that allow you to compare identical wines from 4 consecutive vintages.
Les Caillerets and La Romanee are amongst the very top Premier Crus in Chassagne-Montrachet.
  Morey-Coffinet Caillerets Label
Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru Les Caillerets
Caillerets, located high on the Chassagne hill is always sparkling with minerality. Jasper Morris says "..perhaps more finesse than the grand crus but without their weight".
Tasting Pack of 4 Vintages 2007, 2008, 2009 and 2010 $392.00
Morey-Coffinet ROmanee Label Black
Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru La Romanee
Even higher on the slope but on the southern side of the hill lies La Romanee. The grapes ripen a little earlier so here we see more flesh and structure and a little less minerality. La Romanee can be very profound.
Tasting Pack of 4 Vintages 2007, 2008, 2009 and 2010 $392.00
Because we have such small quantities we do not have these Tasting Packs listed on our website. You can view tasting notes for individual wines here. Orders may be placed by telephone or email. 

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