2016 CLOS Du CAILLOU “CÔTES-DU-RHÔNE” CUVEE UNIQUE, VV
When searching for the greatest value in wine, it pays to look at any winery that’s capable of producing 100 Point scores. Le Clos du Caillou is a paragon producer of Châteauneuf-du-Pape wines and they make hundred-pointers look easy. Their Old Vine Cotes-du-Rhone is a stunning value and comes from a parcel that’s completely walled by renowned Châteauneuf-du-Pape vineyards. It’s predominantly old-vine Grenache, accentuated with Syrah and Carignan and the 2016 leaps from the glass with a palate energizing perfume of sweet raspberries, dried cherry, lavender and a touch of spices… At under thirty per bottle, it’s one of the highest quality, complex gems out there…
It’s created from vines averaging over 45 years old, which are grown in quartz river stones, clay and sand. If you love classic Cotes du Rhone wines, or would like to experience a wonderful expression from this renowned region, this is one of the best, at a fantastic price. The 2016 is bright, loaded with minerals and offers vivid red fruits, toasted spices, and wild rose. Robert Parker’s Review below is on their lower tier Cotes du Rhone, not the VV (old vines) which is even better… Trust me on this one… You’ll be glad you did.
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