Le Clos du Caillou / Domaine du Caillou Les Quartz Châteauneuf-du-Pape Red Rhone Blend 2005

$69.99

...structured, concentrated and serious, with big tannin and a focused feel. Showing plenty of dark fruit, crushed rock, earth and iron, it stretches out nicely on the finish and will be a long-lived wine... eRobertParker.com

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Ratings on Delectable

Eric Guido Delectable Pro

Wow, just Wow--Simply in a perfect place and drinking beautifully, the 2005 Domaine de Caillou Les Quartz Chateauneuf du Pape takes some time to open up. Nearly an hour in a decanter transforms plum sauce and brown spice into ripe cherry, blackberry with a citrus spritz, sweet rose, smoky minerals, undergrowth and animal musk. It's silky and rich on the palate, without being heavy, showing mineral-infused red and black fruits, backed by zippy acidity and spice, leaving a fresh yet grippy sensation. The finish is long, and still structured, teeming with lively energy and sizzling away to a note of tart raspberry and tobacco. This has a decade worth of maturity in store for us... If you can find it, don't hesitate!

Wow, just Wow--Simply in a perfect place and drinking beautifully, the 2005 Domaine de Caillou Les Quartz Chateauneuf du Pape takes some time to open up. Nearly an hour in a decanter transforms plum sauce and brown spice into ripe cherry, blackberry with a citrus spritz, sweet rose, smoky minerals, undergrowth and animal musk. It's silky and rich on the palate, without being heavy, showing mineral-infused red and black fruits, backed by zippy acidity and spice, leaving a fresh yet grippy sensation. The finish is long, and still structured, teeming with lively energy and sizzling away to a note of tart raspberry and tobacco. This has a decade worth of maturity in store for us... If you can find it, don't hesitate!

9.5

Donald Patz Delectable Pro

Owner/Winemaker Patz & Hall

I hope expected to be flattened by this wine and while it showed pretty, raspberry and garrigue notes it seemed a little wobbly already. Possibly not well stored?

I hope expected to be flattened by this wine and while it showed pretty, raspberry and garrigue notes it seemed a little wobbly already. Possibly not well stored?

8.8

Lance E. Farman Delectable Pro

This wine's so massive it's bigger than your mom! The acid is good too :)

This wine's so massive it's bigger than your mom! The acid is good too :)

9.1

Louis Schofield Delectable Pro

Sommelier/Wine Merchant East End Cellars

Very youthful, high tannins, ripe but pretty red fruits. 85% Grenache, 15% Syrah amazing taste of minerals/rocks

Very youthful, high tannins, ripe but pretty red fruits. 85% Grenache, 15% Syrah amazing taste of minerals/rocks

9.6

Paul Lopez Delectable Pro

Solid, smooth as silk. Crushed rocks, fab fruit with raspberries. Sylvie and P. Cambie are killin' it.

Solid, smooth as silk. Crushed rocks, fab fruit with raspberries. Sylvie and P. Cambie are killin' it.

9.7

David Schneider

Took a while to open. Huge tannins. Improved tremendously with 30 minutes

Took a while to open. Huge tannins. Improved tremendously with 30 minutes

9.2

Victor Hwang

Wow, massive. Amazing. Intense plum, spices, some hot stones on the long finish. This could still get better over next 3-5years...

Wow, massive. Amazing. Intense plum, spices, some hot stones on the long finish. This could still get better over next 3-5years...

9.6

Victor Hwang

Wow. Yum! Tons of plum, lush fruit. Tannins are not there. Hint of hot rocks in the nose. Great wine.

Wow. Yum! Tons of plum, lush fruit. Tannins are not there. Hint of hot rocks in the nose. Great wine.

9.5

Mike Swinford

Wow

Wow

9.7

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