Les Cailloux (lucien Et André Brunel)

Les Cailloux (Lucien et André Brunel)

Châteauneuf-du-Pape White Rhône Blend 2019

Floral, round, sweet, but with pretty minerals and a great rocky bite. — 3 months ago

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Les Cailloux (Lucien et André Brunel)

Cuvée Centenaire Châteauneuf-du-Pape Red Rhone Blend 1989

Absolutely amazing old, old vine Grenache, seemless, balanced, so, so complex, very long finish, really a spectacular and compelling Chateauneuf-du-Pape, super long finish!! — 6 months ago

Jim Powers
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Severn Goodwin

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'89 is the vintage to beat for CdP that's for sure!
Doug Powers

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@Severn Goodwin, I am totally with you — I had a bottle of 1990 Cuvée Centennaire standing by, but our group was done, I opened the 1989 thinking it would be great, and was right!!
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Jelly. Remember having the '88 and '89 vintages of Les Cailloux (regular) CDP and they were both absolutely delicious. Need more Brunel CDP action in my life.

Les Cailloux (Lucien et André Brunel)

Les Cailloux Châteauneuf-du-Pape Red Rhone Blend 2019

This weekend I travelled through the Rhône valley and stayed in Châteauneuf-du-Pape. A big first for me, this being the first wine region for which I have a great love that I’ve visited (I did spend a week in Tuscany last year; I adore Brunello, as and when, but the Rhône valley has had my heart for many a year).

Though I have a decent (by amateur standards!) knowledge of France’s first AOC, several tastings in the village opened my eyes - or palate - to the difference between traditional and contemporary Châteauneuf-du-Pape, which manifests largely in the use of oak.

So, here is a historical estate whose practice has fallen for some time within this ‘contemporary’ camp; Les Cailloux is a traditional varietal blend dominated by Grenache (70%) with an average vine age of 60 years. There’s 10% Syrah in the mix, and this is the only component that sees any oak - everything else is vinified and matured in concrete. The resulting wine is one of purity, intensity of fruit, and great expression of terroir. The nose is exuberant, offering scents of fresh raspberries, liquorice, cherry kirsch and lavender; the palate is intense, saturated but light on its feet, its glossy fruit mediated by a hint of sour cranberry and very, very supple tannins. Is there a touch of chalk there, too? It finishes long - notably so.

Overall, this is a tremendously pure expression of the appellation, and though the label may be in keeping with the sort of dense, funk-laden bottles of yesteryear, this is a terrific wine that enthusiasts of Châteauneuf-du-Pape should seek out.
— 4 months ago

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Les Cailloux (Lucien et André Brunel)

Selection Reflets Châteauneuf-du-Pape 1990

No signs of age. Red fruit still bright. Garrigue and red meat. Nose, taste, and finish stayed long and consistent — 6 years ago

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Charles Schneider

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Marvelous vintage

Les Cailloux (Lucien et André Brunel)

Châteauneuf-du-Pape Red Rhone Blend 2005

PnP. Deep dark scarlet color. Warm floral nose. Notes of kirsch, black fruit, some herbs and a little soil. Impactful first sip, but a bit hot and lacking good structure to go with the ample fruit. Just ok. — 5 months ago

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Les Cailloux (Lucien et André Brunel)

Châteauneuf-du-Pape Blanc 2018

Timothy Eustis
9.0

Loads of honeysuckle and melon. — a year ago

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Les Cailloux (Lucien et André Brunel)

Cuvée Sommelongue Côtes du Rhône 2010

2010 Andre Brunel Cotes du Rhone. Floral and minerally. Light body with nice structure. — 9 years ago