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Domaine Andre Brunel Est-Ouest Cotes du Rhone 2016

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Two brilliant successes are Brunelrsquo;s cuvees of 2007 Chateauneuf du Pape. The 2007 Les Cailloux Tradition (a blend of 65% Grenache, 20% Mourvedre, 12% Syrah, and 3% other authorized varieties) comes from 60-year-old vines and is aged completely in tank except for the Mourvedre and Syrah components, which are kept in small barrels. Explosively fruity, this dense plum/purple-colored wine displays grilled meat notes intermixed with Provencal herbs, spice box, black cherry and black currant, in addition to having a lush, opulent texture. The finish goes on and on, and the wine is beautifully pure. It can be drunk now or cellared for 12 or more years.

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Member Reviews for Domaine Andre Brunel Est-Ouest Cotes du Rhone

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Snooth User: blunschis
92834221
4.00 5
Vintage: 2010 10/29/2011

Four glasses


Snooth User: dynowine
3956231,323
3.50 5
Vintage: 2007 07/26/2010

Bottle aired over 2 hrs. Light nose of hints of volatiles, earth, bits of perfumed floral. In the mouth savory and minerally with some slightly sour red berry fruit within a metallic tannic wrapper. Elements are in similar proportions (none seemed to dominate). Dryish. Body medium minus, acid medium, tannins medium.


Snooth User: brucezeit
130823122
3.00 5
Vintage: 2007 11/02/2012

Nice for the price 2008


Snooth User: Caboaaron
38330638
4.00 5
Vintage: 2007 02/14/2010

Great stuff! LOL! Hard to find tho!


Snooth User: dchipcat
61631727
2.50 5
Vintage: 2007 10/20/2010

Two and a half glasses


Snooth User: wcoyote96
3399948
4.00 5
Vintage: 2003 11/06/2007

Four glasses


Snooth User: Sovereign89
37896147
1.50 5
Vintage: 2001 10/05/2008

This bottle was not drinking very well. Very light on the nose, medium body and quite disappointing on the mid palate. Bad bottle (stored incorrectly) i hope.


External Reviews for Domaine Andre Brunel Est-Ouest Cotes du Rhone

External Review
Vintage: 2009 01/03/2012

Two brilliant successes are Brunelrsquo;s cuvees of 2007 Chateauneuf du Pape. The 2007 Les Cailloux Tradition (a blend of 65% Grenache, 20% Mourvedre, 12% Syrah, and 3% other authorized varieties) comes from 60-year-old vines and is aged completely in tank except for the Mourvedre and Syrah components, which are kept in small barrels. Explosively fruity, this dense plum/purple-colored wine displays grilled meat notes intermixed with Provencal herbs, spice box, black cherry and black currant, in addition to having a lush, opulent texture. The finish goes on and on, and the wine is beautifully pure. It can be drunk now or cellared for 12 or more years.


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Vintage: 2009 04/18/2013

The Les Cailloux 2009 Chateauneuf du Pape (70% Grenache, 20% Mourvedre and the rest Syrah and other permitted grape varieties) may be the finest regular cuvée produced at this estate, even eclipsing the 2007 Chateauneuf du Pape. A beautiful deep, plum/garnet color is followed by notes of ripe figs, licorice, tobacco leaf, sweet herbs, pepper and sumptuous quantities of kirsch and blacker fruits. Intense and full-bodied with silky tannins as well as a plump, sexy, voluptuous style, it begs for consumption now and over the next 10–15 years.


External Review
Vintage: 2009 01/03/2012

Andre Brunel is one of Chacirc;teauneuf-du-Papersquo;s most energetic, competent and talented proprietors. This wine shows a dark ruby/purple color, a super nose of pure raspberry fruit, licorice, herbs, and spice, explosive richness, superb ripeness, an opulent, chewy texture and a long, full-bodied, intense finish with that wonderfully sweet jamminess that characterizes top notch Chacirc;teauneuf-du-Pape. From 50 to 107 year old vines at ldquo;Les Cailloux,rdquo; the soft old stones of an ancient riverbed.


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Vintage: 2009 01/03/2012

The beautiful dark ruby/ purple colored 2007 Chateauneuf du Pape exhibits velvety tannins, a splendid opulence, broad, full-bodied flavors, superb purity, and the vintagersquo;s tell-tale freshness and vibrancy. Les Caillouxrsquo;s traditional cuvee of Chateauneuf du Pape is a blend of 65% Grenache, 20% Mourvedre, 12% Syrah, and the rest Cinsault, aged in both tank and small barrels. It is a big wine (much in the style of the 1990), but the freshness of the fruit and aromatic complexity are more reminiscent of a vintage such as 2001. This 2007 should drink beautifully for 12ndash;15 years. The brilliant Andre Brunel, and before him, his father, have done conscientious work in Chateauneuf du Pape for many years. Shrewd consumers have long flocked to Andre Brunelrsquo;s Cotes du Rhones as they are loaded with personality and quality. Moreover, they sell for a fraction of the price of his Chateauneuf du Papes.


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Vintage: 2009 01/03/2012

The 2000 Chacirc;teauneuf du Pape is pure sex in a bottle. A fragrant bouquet offers up aromas of spice box, cedar, pepper, jammy cherries, and a hint of plums and prunes. Dense, full-bodied, and evolved, but gorgeously succulent, this is a seamless, voluptuous Chacirc;teauneuf du Pape. Its fragrance, tactile mouthfeel, and explosive finish make for a sumptuous Chacirc;teauneuf du Pape to drink now and over the next 10ndash;12 years.


External Review
Vintage: 2009 01/03/2012

Opaque ruby. Dark berries, violet and a whiff of fresh peppercorn on the nose, complicated by mineral and licorice notes. Sweet, creamy dark fruit is given definition and lift by firm acidity. Suave, fine-grained, and round, showing the ripe side of the vintage but in no way blowsy. Finishes with powerful spice notes and admirable persistence.


External Review
Vintage: 2009 04/18/2013

Bright and juicy, this is still quite primal, with ebullient cassis, linzer torte and blackberry fruit pumping out, before more serious tar and ganache flavors harness the back end. There’s a good juicy feel through the finish. This should settle in nicely in the cellar. Grenache, Mourvedre, Syrah and Cinsault. Best from 2014 through 2024.


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