• WA: 80

    Wine Advocate Score

    (90-92)

    Close

Lucien et Andre Brunel les Cailloux Chateauneuf-du-Pape 2005

External Review by Premier Wine & Spirits:

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.

Add winemaker's notes
  • + My Wines

    My Wines

    Save in My Wines

    Add to Wishlist

    My Cellar

  • + List It
  • + Critic Score

    Submit a Critic Score

    Score:

    Name of Critic:

    Close
3.53 5 0.5
Average Rating Rate It Add
Andre:
André is an iconic brand of American sparkling wine that has been produced by E. & J. Gallo in California since the mid 1960s. The wine was first created to introduce Americans to affordable sparkling wines in an effort to compete with imported Champagne. In fact, André is one of the wines that gave the Champagne district in France impetus to brand themselves, declaring anyt... Read more
André is an iconic brand of American sparkling wine that has been produced by E. & J. Gallo in California since the mid 1960s. The wine was first created to introduce Americans to affordable sparkling wines in an effort to compete with imported Champagne. In fact, André is one of the wines that gave the Champagne district in France impetus to brand themselves, declaring anything other than sparkling wine made in Champagne is just sparkling wine. That said, André remains a popular alternative, and since its inception is now available in a wide variety of styles including rosé and from dry to sweet.  Read less
Suggested Recipe Pairing presented by
Coconut Rice Sweet Potato Cheesecake

RiceSelect's creamy Arborio gets blended with sweet potato, coconut milk and vanilla to create this decadent cheesecake. Pairs well with Saunternes; a white dessert wine that has hints of coconut from aging in oak barrels.

View Recipe

Member Reviews for Lucien et Andre Brunel les Cailloux Chateauneuf-du-Pape

Add your review
Snooth User: Cork
25517615
3.50 5
09/17/2009

Three and a half glasses


External Reviews for Lucien et Andre Brunel les Cailloux Chateauneuf-du-Pape

External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
05/18/2011

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.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
05/18/2011

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.


External Review
Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
09/27/2011

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
05/18/2011

Reminiscent of his fabulous 1990, the deep, saturated ruby-hued, full-bodied, fragrant, flamboyant 2003 Chateauneuf du Pape boasts loads of kirsch liqueur, black cherries, plums, figs, currants, and spice box as well as broad, expansive, spicy flavors. An expressive, silky, full-throttle finish possesses copious amounts of glycerin, alcohol, and fruit. Low acidity, huge flesh, and an up-front personality suggest drinking this 2003 upon release, and over the following 12-14 years.


External Review
Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
09/27/2011

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.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
05/18/2011

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.


External Review
01/09/2013

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.


1 2 3 4


All Prices

Shipping to:


Recipe Downloader

RiceSelect

Best Wine Deals

See More Deals »

Grenache Top Lists








Snooth Media Network