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2021 Domaine Le Clos du Caillou Chateauneuf du Pape Les Safres

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May 12, 2024 - $37



93The Wine Advocate

...charming and seductive, a gentle ride of raspberries and cherries, wrapped in subtle herbal intricacies. It's medium to full-bodied, silky-textured and long on the finish.

93Vinous / IWC

...enticing red fruit aromas mingled with tomato leaf and cloves. Velvety tannins envelope this full-bodied red, balanced by fresh acidity and culminating in a savory finish.

92Wine Spectator

An elegant version, with perfumed flower and incense accents sitting atop wild red berry and red currant flavors, while a thread of smoke weaves throughout. A great example of a well-made, energetic red from a challenging vintage. Delivers generous charm and mineral drive through the captivating finish.

91Jeb Dunnuck

...brighter Bing cherry, leather, peppery herb, and building, exotic flower notes in its medium-bodied, nicely concentrated, elegant and seamless profile...plenty of mid-palate depth, and ripe, polished tannins.

16.5Jancis Robinson

Raspberry jam and sweet red fruits. The palate is ripe – strawberry jam, sweet fruit and a layered, ripe finish. Opulent, chewy and rich. But there is great concentration of fruit, well-judged tannins and excellent freshness.


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.