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2019 Domaine Le Clos du Caillou Chateauneuf du Pape Les Quartz

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February 5, 2023 - $56



97+ Jeb Dunnuck, full-bodied, dense, and almost backward style to go with powerful black fruits, ground pepper, and violet aromas and flavors...showing more mid-palate depth as well as ripe tannins.

95Vinous / IWC

Heady, finely detailed aromas of mineral-tinged red/blue fruit preserves, incense and garrigue are complemented by a suave floral topnote. Alluringly sweet and seamless on the palate, offering impressively concentrated raspberry, boysenberry, spicecake and candied licorice flavors braced by a core of juicy acidity. Finishes with outstanding clarity, polished tannins and floral-driven persistence, leaving an exotic hint of five-spice powder behind.

94+ The Wine Advocate

...mixes black cherries and red raspberries on a seductive nose, but it's a full-bodied, muscular wine, with ample richness, a velvety mouthfeel and perhaps a touch of warmth on the lingering finish.

94Wine Spectator

Very expressive, with lots of kirsch and raspberry pâte de fruit flavors wrapped in red licorice. Features a friendly fruitcake echo through the open, silky finish, where a subtle chalky minerality lingers prettily. Grenache and Syrah. Best from 2023 through 2036. 900 cases made, 150 cases imported.

17+ Jancis Robinson

Fleshy nose and ripe fruit – sweet fruit... Clean and pure.


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.