Clos du Caillou Côtes-du-Rhône La Réserve Blanc 2018

Rhone Blends - White from Côtes du Rhône, Southern Rhône, Rhône, France
JD 94
JS 92
WA 90
11.0-14.0% ABV NEW ITEM
Item # 338049

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94 points Jeb Dunnuck: "Made from 100% Clairette Rose, the 2018 Côtes Du Rhône La Reserve Blanc was brought up in a mix of new and used demi-muids and barrique, with a small part in tank. Beautiful white peach, honeysuckle, quince, and white flowers all flower to a rich, medium to full-bodied, layered white that has a remarkable texture and length. It's a beautiful, beautiful white. Drink: 2019-2026. (8/16/19)"

92 points James Suckling: "This has super attractive, sweetly fragrant aromas of white flowers, apples and melon, leading to a palate that offers a very smoothly honed array of baked-pear and poached-apple flavors. Drink now. (10/11/19)"

90 points Joe Czerwinski (Wine Advocate): "A barrel-aged blend of 85% Clairette (the rose version) and 15% Grenache Blanc, the 2018 Cotes du Rhone La Reserve Blanc is a bit brassy in hue, but still looks to have another year or two of primetime drinking ahead of it. Medium to full-bodied, with a bit of oily richness and a silky feel on the palate, it offers hints of honeyed stone fruit, pineapple and lime, backed by just enough pithy bitterness and crushed stone notes to keep it lively. Drink: 2019-2021. (Sep 2020)"
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94 points Jeb Dunnuck: "Made from 100% Clairette Rose, the 2018 Côtes Du Rhône La Reserve Blanc was brought up in a mix of new and used demi-muids and barrique, with a small part in tank. Beautiful white peach, honeysuckle, quince, and white flowers all flower to a rich, medium to full-bodied, layered white that has a remarkable texture and length. It's a beautiful, beautiful white. Drink: 2019-2026. (8/16/19)"

92 points James Suckling: "This has super attractive, sweetly fragrant aromas of white flowers, apples and melon, leading to a palate that offers a very smoothly honed array of baked-pear and poached-apple flavors. Drink now. (10/11/19)"

90 points Joe Czerwinski (Wine Advocate): "A barrel-aged blend of 85% Clairette (the rose version) and 15% Grenache Blanc, the 2018 Cotes du Rhone La Reserve Blanc is a bit brassy in hue, but still looks to have another year or two of primetime drinking ahead of it. Medium to full-bodied, with a bit of oily richness and a silky feel on the palate, it offers hints of honeyed stone fruit, pineapple and lime, backed by just enough pithy bitterness and crushed stone notes to keep it lively. Drink: 2019-2021. (Sep 2020)"
Product SKU 338049
Producer Clos du Caillou
Country France
Region Rhône
SubRegion Southern Rhône
Appellation Côtes du Rhône
Varietal Rhone Blends - White
Vintage 2018
Size 750ml
Color White
Blend 85% Clairette Rose, 15% Grenache Blanc
ABV 11.0-14.0%
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