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Chateauneuf du Pape Centennaire Domaine les Cailloux Brunel 98-100rr 2010

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"Even better and a monumental wine in the making, the profound 2010 Les Cailloux Châteauneuf-du-Pape Cuvée Centenaire (tasted just prior to bottling) smells of a Provencal street market and offers up gorgeous aromas kirsch, raspberry, dried flowers, spice-box, roasted meats, and licorice on the nose. Coming from a single plot of very old Grenache (there is a touch of Mourvedre in the blend) and aged all in tank, this exuberant, hedonistic-bent Châteauneuf-du-Pape is full-bodied on the palate and delivers a voluptuous, mouth filling texture, brilliant concentration, and a blockbuster finish. Eclipsing the ‟07 and up there with the ‟90 (I think even better), this is monumental stuff that every Châteauneuf-du-Pape lover needs to have in the cellar!...98-100" RR 10/12 "There was no 2009 Chateauneuf du Pape Cuvee Centenaire produced, but the 2010 Les Cailloux Chateauneuf du Pape Cuvee Centenaire was made from vines planted in 1889. Composed of 94% Grenache and 6% Mourvedre (it is one of the few vintages where no Syrah was used in the blend), this intense Chateauneuf oozes raspberry fruit intermixed with notions of kirsch, lavender, spice box, pepper and roasted meats. Rich, full-bodied and unctuously textured, it should turn out to be one of the all time great Cuvee Centenaires. Over the last 22 years, the Cuvee Centenaire has only been produced in 1989, 1990, 1995,1998, 2000, 2001, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007 and now 2010...94-97" WA 10/11 "Deep ruby. A kaleidoscopic bouquet evokes red and dark berry preserves, potpourri, Asian spices and minerals. Juicy, penetrating black raspberry and boysenberry flavors offer an enthralling blend of richness and vivacity, with a firm spine of minerality adding lift and focus. Clings with excellent tenacity on the finish, which emphatically echoes the black raspberry and floral notes...94-96" IWC 02/12

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Color: Red
Variety: Rhone
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"Even better and a monumental wine in the making, the profound 2010 Les Cailloux Châteauneuf-du-Pape Cuvée Centenaire (tasted just prior to bottling) smells of a Provencal street market and offers up gorgeous aromas kirsch, raspberry, dried flowers, spice-box, roasted meats, and licorice on the nose. Coming from a single plot of very old Grenache (there is a touch of Mourvedre in the blend) and aged all in tank, this exuberant, hedonistic-bent Châteauneuf-du-Pape is full-bodied on the palate and delivers a voluptuous, mouth filling texture, brilliant concentration, and a blockbuster finish. Eclipsing the ‟07 and up there with the ‟90 (I think even better), this is monumental stuff that every Châteauneuf-du-Pape lover needs to have in the cellar!...98-100" RR 10/12 "There was no 2009 Chateauneuf du Pape Cuvee Centenaire produced, but the 2010 Les Cailloux Chateauneuf du Pape Cuvee Centenaire was made from vines planted in 1889. Composed of 94% Grenache and 6% Mourvedre (it is one of the few vintages where no Syrah was used in the blend), this intense Chateauneuf oozes raspberry fruit intermixed with notions of kirsch, lavender, spice box, pepper and roasted meats. Rich, full-bodied and unctuously textured, it should turn out to be one of the all time great Cuvee Centenaires. Over the last 22 years, the Cuvee Centenaire has only been produced in 1989, 1990, 1995,1998, 2000, 2001, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007 and now 2010...94-97" WA 10/11 "Deep ruby. A kaleidoscopic bouquet evokes red and dark berry preserves, potpourri, Asian spices and minerals. Juicy, penetrating black raspberry and boysenberry flavors offer an enthralling blend of richness and vivacity, with a firm spine of minerality adding lift and focus. Clings with excellent tenacity on the finish, which emphatically echoes the black raspberry and floral notes...94-96" IWC 02/12

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