Le Clos du Caillou / Domaine du Caillou Reserve Châteauneuf-du-Pape Red Rhône Blend 2001

$349

...the 2001 Chateauneuf du Pape Reserve Le Clos du Caillou is one of the most monumental wines of this appellation I have ever tasted. A legendary effort that pays homage to the last vintage the late Jean-Denis Vacheron produced, it boasts an inky/purple color in addition to a terrific perfume of creme de cassis, kirsch, acacia flowers, melted licorice, and graphite. It possesses awesome purity as well as layers of concentration, yet a seamless integration of acidity, tannin, and alcohol. Spectacularly long (the finish lasts over 60 seconds), it cuts a broad swath across the palate, yet is remarkably light on its feet. This amazing effort, a blend of 45% Grenache, 40% Mourvedre, and 15% Syrah, is one of the strongest candidates for wine of the vintage in 2001. Anticipated maturity: 2005-2022. Robert Parker

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Ratings on Delectable

Peter Keohan

Very young good balance concentration and long finish

Very young good balance concentration and long finish

9.4

Challen cates

Black fruit, tobacco & leathers

Black fruit, tobacco & leathers

9.3

Mackenzie H

Great complexity and balance. Delivers in every way

Great complexity and balance. Delivers in every way

9.5

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