Clos du Caillou Châteauneuf-du-Pape Les Quartz 2020

Rhone Blends - Red from Châteauneuf-du-Pape, Southern Rhône, Rhône, France
WA 95-97
DE 94
WS 94
JD 93
15.0% ABV
Item # 342264

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750ml
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95-97 points Joe Czerwinski (Wine Advocate): "From a sandy, late-ripening site next to the clos, the 2020 Chateauneuf du Pape Les Quartz is an 80-20 blend of Grenache and Syrah. Scents of roses, herbal tea, cherries and raspberries leave the mouth watering, while the palate is full-bodied, lush and silky. It really looks special this year. Drink: 2022-2035. (May 2022)"

94 points Matt Wells (Decanter): "Juicy, rounded, relaxed and transparent. Enjoyably drinkable, approachable and compact, it feels unforced and authentic, with ripe tannins, fresh blackberry acidity and a neat, precise finish. Grown half on large pebbles, half on sand in lieu-dit Les Cassanets. Destemmed then fermented in tronconic concrete vats, then matured mostly in demi-muid and old barriques except for 7% in amphora. 6,800 bottles made. Drinking Window: 2023-2028. (Sep 2021)"

94 points Wine Spectator: "[$112 list] Stylish and sleek, with expressive blackberry and cassis playing out across the silky palate. Features black licorice, smoked apple wood and shaved graphite notes, which fill out the backdrop and add a savory counterpoint. Lengthy, salty-edged finish, where incense and dried herbs cruise along. Grenache and Syrah. Drink now through 2035. 162 cases imported. (11/2/22)"

93 points Jeb Dunnuck: "The 2020 Châteauneuf Du Pape Les Quartz brings up the intensity and offers more of everything. Framboise, spicy garrigue, black tea, and flowers all emerge from this medium to full-bodied, nicely balanced, downright pretty wine. It doesn't have the concentration of a great vintage but has considerable elegance. (11/11/22)"
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95-97 points Joe Czerwinski (Wine Advocate): "From a sandy, late-ripening site next to the clos, the 2020 Chateauneuf du Pape Les Quartz is an 80-20 blend of Grenache and Syrah. Scents of roses, herbal tea, cherries and raspberries leave the mouth watering, while the palate is full-bodied, lush and silky. It really looks special this year. Drink: 2022-2035. (May 2022)"

94 points Matt Wells (Decanter): "Juicy, rounded, relaxed and transparent. Enjoyably drinkable, approachable and compact, it feels unforced and authentic, with ripe tannins, fresh blackberry acidity and a neat, precise finish. Grown half on large pebbles, half on sand in lieu-dit Les Cassanets. Destemmed then fermented in tronconic concrete vats, then matured mostly in demi-muid and old barriques except for 7% in amphora. 6,800 bottles made. Drinking Window: 2023-2028. (Sep 2021)"

94 points Wine Spectator: "[$112 list] Stylish and sleek, with expressive blackberry and cassis playing out across the silky palate. Features black licorice, smoked apple wood and shaved graphite notes, which fill out the backdrop and add a savory counterpoint. Lengthy, salty-edged finish, where incense and dried herbs cruise along. Grenache and Syrah. Drink now through 2035. 162 cases imported. (11/2/22)"

93 points Jeb Dunnuck: "The 2020 Châteauneuf Du Pape Les Quartz brings up the intensity and offers more of everything. Framboise, spicy garrigue, black tea, and flowers all emerge from this medium to full-bodied, nicely balanced, downright pretty wine. It doesn't have the concentration of a great vintage but has considerable elegance. (11/11/22)"
Product SKU 342264
Producer Clos du Caillou
Country France
Region Rhône
SubRegion Southern Rhône
Appellation Châteauneuf-du-Pape
Varietal Rhone Blends - Red
Vintage 2020
Size 750ml
Color Red
ABV 15.0%
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