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2016 Les Cailloux (Brunel) Chateauneuf du Pape Cuvee Centenaire

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97The Wine Advocate

...floral and spice-driven on the nose, with almost Campari-like notes, plus cherries and raspberries. Full-bodied, silky, long and remarkably complex...

96Wine Spectator

A seductive style, with supple-edged sandalwood, rooibos tea, mulled raspberry and plum notes all melded together atop a very silky but persistent structure. Sneakily long, with a latent tarry echo and whiff of garrigue on the finish.

96Vinous / IWC

Intensely perfumed red fruit, floral and spice qualities on the expressive nose... Shows outstanding energy and sharp delineation to the sweet raspberry and cherry preserve, candied lavender, spicecake and cola flavors, which are supported by a spine of juicy acidity. Finishes extremely long and smooth, with fine-grained tannins lending shape to repeating red fruit and floral notes.

96Wine Enthusiast

This is a lavishly perfumed Grenache packed with ripe blackberry and plum accented by heady vanilla and violet. It's a yielding, luxuriously textured wine anchored by sunny acidity and ripe, penetrating tannins.

94Jeb Dunnuck

...beautiful bouquet of ripe cherries, , kirsch, black tea, violets, honeysuckle, and licorice. Playing in the medium to full-bodied end of the spectrum, it’s seamless and elegant on the palate, with light tannins and beautiful balance, yet it lacks the depth, richness, and power of a top vintage.


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.