Le Clos Du Caillou Domaine Du Caillou

Le Clos du Caillou / Domaine du Caillou

Reserve Châteauneuf-du-Pape Red Rhône Blend 2001

The 2001 Le Clos du Caillou Reserve is probably the most thrilling effort made by the late Jean-Denis Vacheron. Deep garnet in color, the wine displays intense aromas of dried provence herbs, iodine, dried strawberries, red cherries and plums, blackberry liquor, leather, forrest floor and a dash of white pepper. Full-bodied, the palate is almost overwhelmed by insane levels of fruit concentration and elevated alcohol, but there is just enough acidity to keep everything in balance. The long lasting, persistent finish confirms a wine of outstanding quality. Drink now until 2030. — a month ago

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Le Clos du Caillou / Domaine du Caillou

Les Safres Châteauneuf-du-Pape Red Rhone Blend 2020

2020 vintage. Squarely in the center of the CDP flavors, fruit and structure chart/graph. — 3 months ago

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Le Clos du Caillou / Domaine du Caillou

Les Quartz Côtes du Rhône Red Rhone Blend 2019

Good wine. Very round and smooth. Fruity. Found from my neighborhood wine guy for $28. — 4 months ago

Le Clos du Caillou / Domaine du Caillou

Le Caillou Côtes du Rhône Red Rhone Blend 2019

Raspberry, tart cherry, and cranberry on the nose. Tart cherry, strawberry, cranberry, cinnamon, and minerals on the palate. High alcohol, medium tannins, and high acid with a medium finish. — 6 months ago

Susan Cahoon
with Susan

Château Talbot

Caillou Blanc Sec Bordeaux Sauvignon Blanc 2008

A Talbot blanc with a bit of age on it. This is a tribute to Jean Pierre Marty, former wine director at Talbot and my father's best pal from the University who passed a bit over a year ago.
The color is a golden hue with almost a lemon peel nuance. The nose is marked by lemon and vanilla with some hay and flowery notes too. The palate shows a great acid drive, some nice lemony notes and a great width, some nice grip and a long finish with lemon, vanilla notes that last for a good minute... White Bordeaux for the win
— a month ago

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Le Clos du Caillou / Domaine du Caillou

Nature Côtes du Rhône Red Rhone Blend 2021

Bright light purple dress. Pure explosive nose on fruits (red and black) and flowers, typical of carbonic maceration. In mouth the first is light, airy, confirming the nose; carried by a beautiful necessary freshness balancing the little terroir extraction. A modern, "natural" wine, on the fruits at first fond that does not prevent a certain complexity from expressing itself on a peppery and mineral finish. A very beautiful juice to drink from the aperitif, which blindly could pass for a rosé.

Robe légère violine éclatante. Nez pure explosifs sur les fruits (rouge et noirs) et fleurs, typique des vins en macération carbonique. En bouche l’abord est léger, aérien, confirmant le nez; porté par une belle fraîcheur nécessaire équilibrant le peu de terroir extrait. Un vin moderne, “nature”, sur les fruits á l’abord friand n’empêchant pas une certaine complexité de s’exprimer sur une finale poivrée et minérale. Un très beau jus à boire des l’apéro, qui à l’aveugle c’est pourrait passer pour un rosé.
— 5 months ago

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Le Clos du Caillou / Domaine du Caillou

Cuvée Unique Vieilles Vignes Côtes du Rhône Red Rhone Blend 2004

Pretty redfruits and dried fruits as well, some structure showing, rich and viscous, medium-long finish, very good CdR!! — a month ago

Jim Powers
with Jim
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Le Clos du Caillou / Domaine du Caillou

La Réserve Côtes du Rhône Red Rhone Blend 2020

Stewed berries but white peppercorn takes the stage. Balanced tannins. Reserve version of bday dinner wine (refer to @Ligs for those notes). Great with bone in rib eye and wedge. — a month ago

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Château Picque Caillou

C Blanc 2019

NOSE: barnyard, yeast, blackberry, cassis, minerals. A little bit of BBQ. A little more blackberry comes out if you sniff deeply, but not much.

TASTE: nice medium-weight, earthy, blackberry, balanced wine. Pretty smooth. You can tell it’s young, but it’s still quite good, if a little simple. 91. More fruit comes out with more air.
— 3 months ago

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