Les Cailloux Andre Brunel Chateauneuf du Pape 2009

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Blacksburg, VA (200 mi)
USD 59.95
750ml
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Andre' Brunel Chateauneuf-du-Pape 2009 Maybe the first time you heard of Chateauneuf-du-Pape was when it was name-checked in a song by the Beastie ... Read more

Opaque ruby. Dark berries, violet and a whiff of fresh peppercorn on the nose, complicated by mineral and licorice notes. Sweet, creamy dark fruit ... Read more

This gushes with blueberry, fig and black cherry fruit, all seamlessly woven with silky, fine-grained tannins. The stylish finish lets spice and in... Read more

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Snooth User: terroir360
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01/31/2013

Andre' Brunel Chateauneuf-du-Pape 2009 Maybe the first time you heard of Chateauneuf-du-Pape was when it was name-checked in a song by the Beastie Boys. But now that you've moved on from hearing about this legendary wine of France's Southern Rhone to drinking it, the 2009 Andre' Brunel is the perfect introduction to Chateauneuf-du-Pape. This Grenache-dominated blend (80% Grenache, 10% Syrah, 5% Mourvèdre and 5% Cinsault, the grapes permitted in the region) from an excellent vintage will bring out the Francophile in you. Not only is the wine impressive, rich and complex. The most distinct feature of the vineyards of the Chateauneuf-du-Pape are the stones that blanket the region. Not only do the stones provide for a dramatic landscape, they also function to reflect heat during the day and store it at night. So every time you pull a cork on a bottle of this gorgeous Chateauneuf-du-Pape, raise your glass for a moment to the hard-working stones that helped make this wine possible. 90 pt Wine Spectator


External Reviews for Les Cailloux Andre Brunel Chateauneuf du Pape

External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
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
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
01/03/2012

This gushes with blueberry, fig and black cherry fruit, all seamlessly woven with silky, fine-grained tannins. The stylish finish lets spice and incense notes check in, while buried minerality adds length. Drink now through 2019.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
01/10/2013

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. Thereandrsquo;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.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
04/18/2013

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
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
01/03/2012

Deep, bright red. Cherry, red plum, raspberry liqueur aromas, along with pungent notes of rose, violet and smoked meat. Conveys the great ripeness of the vintage but the tangy wild strawberry and rhubarb flavors are impressively fresh and delineated too. This expands impressively through the finish without losing focus or verve. While there are no tough tannins to get in the way of early drinking, this has the stuffing to repay cellaring.


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Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
01/03/2012

Exquisite. Clever winemaking, pushing the terroir envelope while also delivering ripe fruit and deftly dosed oak. Smooth tannins, silky texture, plenty of fruit and a hint of mineral, lead-pencil and wet earth in a balanced, medium-bodied package that plays to the strength of this somewhat fragile vintage. Drink now through 2010.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
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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