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Lucien et Andre Brunel les Cailloux Chateauneuf-du-Pape 2005
Andre Brunel is one of Châteauneuf-du-Pape'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 Châteauneuf-du-Pape. From 50 to 107 year old vines at "Les Cailloux," the soft old stones of an ancient riverbed.Add winemaker's notes
Three and a half glasses
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Andre Brunel is one of Châteauneuf-du-Pape'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 Châteauneuf-du-Pape. From 50 to 107 year old vines at "Les Cailloux," the soft old stones of an ancient riverbed.
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.
The 2000 Châteauneuf 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 Châteauneuf du Pape. Its fragrance, tactile mouthfeel, and explosive finish make for a sumptuous Châteauneuf du Pape to drink now and over the next 10-12 years.
Bright greenish golden hue. Moderately full-bodied. Full acidity. Highly extracted. Minerals, lacquer, tropical fruits. Pleasant, though unusual aromatic lead to a firm and angular palate feel. A concentrated, intense style.
The beautiful dark ruby/ purple colored 2007 Chateauneuf du Pape exhibits velvety tannins, a splendid opulence, broad, full-bodied flavors, superb purity, and the vintage's tell-tale freshness and vibrancy. Les Cailloux'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 12-15 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 Brunel'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.
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.
The 2005 Les Cailloux Chateauneuf du Pape is a ripe, heady wine, dense ruby-colored, with plenty of garrigue, pepper, and kirsch notes intermixed with plenty of earthy undertones and underbrush. The wine is tannic, medium to full-bodied, and will probably benefit from 1andndash;3 years of bottle age and keep for 12andndash;15 years.
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