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2007 Domaine Le Clos du Caillou Chateauneuf du Pape Les Safres

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ITEM 7979390 - Removed from a professional wine storage facility; Purchased from a private collector

Bidder Quantity Amount Total
rocol 1 $43 $43
queve 1 $43 $43
damor2 0 of 2 $42 $0
jahur 0 of 1 $40 $0
2 $40
Item Sold Amount Date
I7979390 2 $43 Oct 17, 2021
I7970908 2 $40 Oct 10, 2021
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RATINGS

92Wine Spectator

Very ripe, but pure and juicy, with gorgeous raspberry and boysenberry flavors that race alongside licorice, graphite and dark tea notes. The long, silky finish has plenty of heft, but stays elegant.

92Vinous / IWC

Energetic aromas of black raspberry, cherry, rose and spicecake, with a hint of musky herbs. Weighty red and dark berry compote flavors are lifted by tangy minerality and complemented by candied flowers and anise.

90Robert M. Parker Jr.

This wine exhibits tremendous spice box, sweet black cherries, a resiny pine forest note, and abundant pepper.

18Jancis Robinson

Dark, blackish healthy crimson. Concentrated, rather dry, clarety style, then hugely impressive with wonderful tannin management and grace. A hint of black cherries and lovely texture. Very complete.

PRODUCER

Domaine Le Clos du Caillou

Le Clos du Caillou is a 110-acre estate in the commune of Courthezon, in the Cotes du Rhone appellation of France’s Rhone Valley. In addition to the acreage in Cotes du Rhone, the estate has 23 acres in the Chateauneuf-du-Pape appellation. The estate has been owned by the Pouizin family since 1956, and is now run by Sylvie Pouizin. Le Clos du Caillou’s flagship wines are its Chateauneuf-du-Papes, which are blends of Grenache and Mourvedre. Also produced are white Chateauneuf-du-Papes made of Roussane, Clairette and Grenache Blanc.

REGION

France, Rhône Valley, Southern Rhône, Châteauneuf-du-Pape

Châteauneuf-du-Pape, the appellation, is a large area of nearly 8,000 vineyard acres centered around the picturesque town of Chateauneuf-du-Pape. Located in southeastern France just north of the Avignon hills, the name of the appellation means “new castle of the pope” and it is a reference to the 14th century, when the Popes of Avignon built summer homes in the Southern Rhone Valley. Today the appellation is one of the most renowned in France and its terroir is known for layers of small pebbles, called “galets.” The stones in the soil are thought to help store heat and keep the soil warm, which helps ripen the grapes. The stones also help keep the soil from drying out in hot summer months. In 1923 Châteauneuf-du-Pape was a leader in establishing the idea that AOC wines in France should be made only with specified grapes, and the appellation allowed 13 grape varieties to be used. Since then the rules have been slightly modified to include several more allowable grapes. Red and white wines are produced, though in practice about 97% of all Châteauneuf –du-Papes are reds made with a blend of Grenache Noir, Cinsault, Counoise, Mourvedre, Muscardine, Syrah and Vaccarese. The red wines of this appellation are prized for being big, rich, spicy and full-bodied. White wines of the appellation are made with Grenache Blanc, Clairette, Bourboulenc, Roussanne, Picpoul and Picardin. Whites are floral, fruity and relatively full-bodied.