Clos du Caillou Châteauneuf-du-Pape Le Caillou Le Tradition 2018

Rhone Blends - Red from Châteauneuf-du-Pape, Southern Rhône, Rhône, France
V 92-94
WA 90
JD 90
14.5% ABV
Item # 338050

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750ml
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92-94 points Josh Raynolds (Vinous): "Glistening red. Ripe raspberry and cherry liqueur scents are accompanied by potpourri and peppery nuances and a smoky mineral quality that builds in the glass. Juicy and appealingly sweet, displaying palate-coating red fruit and floral pastille flavors and a supple, seamless texture. Smoothly balances richness and energy and finishes long and broad, with smooth tannins and a subtle touch of candied flowers. (Dec 2019)"

90 points Joe Czerwinski (Wine Advocate): "The 2018 Chateauneuf du Pape Le Caillou Le Tradition is a spicy, leather and cherry-scented wine produced from a combination of estate and purchased fruit (all certified organic). It's medium to full-bodied, smooth and silky, with ample charm, but no great depth or richness. Drink it over the next 5–7 years. Drink: 2020-2027. (Sep 2020)"

90 points Jeb Dunnuck: "The entry-level 2018 Châteauneuf Du Pape Le Caillou is a charming, medium-bodied, elegant wine that has plenty of character. A ruby/purple and translucent color, lots of kirsch and berry fruits, notes of spice, orange blossom, and violets, and a fruit loaded, elegant, undeniably delicious style all make for an outstanding 2018 to drink in its youth. (10/6/20)" https://whwc.com/search?search_query=clos+du+caillou#/sort:calculated_price:as
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92-94 points Josh Raynolds (Vinous): "Glistening red. Ripe raspberry and cherry liqueur scents are accompanied by potpourri and peppery nuances and a smoky mineral quality that builds in the glass. Juicy and appealingly sweet, displaying palate-coating red fruit and floral pastille flavors and a supple, seamless texture. Smoothly balances richness and energy and finishes long and broad, with smooth tannins and a subtle touch of candied flowers. (Dec 2019)"

90 points Joe Czerwinski (Wine Advocate): "The 2018 Chateauneuf du Pape Le Caillou Le Tradition is a spicy, leather and cherry-scented wine produced from a combination of estate and purchased fruit (all certified organic). It's medium to full-bodied, smooth and silky, with ample charm, but no great depth or richness. Drink it over the next 5–7 years. Drink: 2020-2027. (Sep 2020)"

90 points Jeb Dunnuck: "The entry-level 2018 Châteauneuf Du Pape Le Caillou is a charming, medium-bodied, elegant wine that has plenty of character. A ruby/purple and translucent color, lots of kirsch and berry fruits, notes of spice, orange blossom, and violets, and a fruit loaded, elegant, undeniably delicious style all make for an outstanding 2018 to drink in its youth. (10/6/20)" https://whwc.com/search?search_query=clos+du+caillou#/sort:calculated_price:as
Product SKU 338050
Producer Clos du Caillou
Country France
Region Rhône
SubRegion Southern Rhône
Appellation Châteauneuf-du-Pape
Varietal Rhone Blends - Red
Vintage 2018
Size 750ml
Color Red
ABV 14.5%
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