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Les Cailloux Chateauneuf-Du-Pape 2011

Les Cailloux Chateauneuf-Du-Pape 2011

750ML      
Sku: 055029

Rating
 Wine Advocate 94 points (Feb 2014)
While there was no Cuvee Centenaire produced, Brunels 2011 Chateauneuf du Pape is certainly one of the stars of the vintage. A blend of 70% Grenache, 17% Mourvedre, 10% Syrah and 3% Cinsault, with the Syrah aged in older barrel and everything else in tank, it offers a gorgeously youthful profile with notions of sweet kirsch, seaweed, licorice and hints of truffle all soaring from the glass. Fresh and vibrant, with a core of sweet fruit thats balanced by building richness and ample structure, it is medium to full-bodied, layered and has a great finish. Drinking nicely now, it can be consumed anytime over the coming 5-7 years.

Wine maker notes
Les Cailloux Rouge has become the standard to which others are compared with its high-toned surmaturite (very-ripe) nose of sweet cherry-raspberry jam, hints of stewed fruits and sweet herbs. This wine is deep and chewy with plenty of ripe tannins and layers of seductive fruit. The finish is extremely long and concentrated.

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