Andrea Calek

Chatons de garde Vin de Pays de l'Ardèche Syrah

9.180 ratings
9.212 pro ratings
Ardèche, Rhône, France
Syrah
Lamb
Top Notes For
Aran Healy

Partner Ruby WIne, Carlotta Cellars, Thistle Cellars

9.1

Glad to see these again

Glad to see these again

Jan 3rd, 2015
mathieu lapalme

Sommelier Restaurant Alep and Bistro Petit Alep

9.4

2011

2011

Aug 15th, 2014
Sasha Smith

Wine Blogger Spin the Bottle NY

9.0

Barnyardy deliciousness.

Barnyardy deliciousness.

Feb 14th, 2014
Samuel Sabori

Notes from Sensus Wine: 25-55 year old Syrah planted in calcareous clay, 21 day skin contact, fermented in 228L Bourgogne barrels of 3rd-15th pass.

Tasting notes: structured and still incredibly fresh. It's Syrah, but it's not too over the top. Tannins and fleshy characteristics are balanced, and the acids on this are overall very buoyant. I was expecting more funk, but this bottle is incredibly clean and very fruit focused.

In all, it's a Calek wine, and every bottle I've had from him is full of personality, vision, and intent.

Notes from Sensus Wine: 25-55 year old Syrah planted in calcareous clay, 21 day skin contact, fermented in 228L Bourgogne barrels of 3rd-15th pass.

Tasting notes: structured and still incredibly fresh. It's Syrah, but it's not too over the top. Tannins and fleshy characteristics are balanced, and the acids on this are overall very buoyant. I was expecting more funk, but this bottle is incredibly clean and very fruit focused.

In all, it's a Calek wine, and every bottle I've had from him is full of personality, vision, and intent.

Mar 29th, 2020
Nick Ferrall

Carbonic funk.

Carbonic funk.

Apr 21st, 2019
Eric Danch

Importer Blue Danube Wines

To everyone celebrating New Years Eve camping out in a vineyard.

To everyone celebrating New Years Eve camping out in a vineyard.

Jan 1st, 2015
Sion Iorwerth

Stinky syrah.

Stinky syrah.

Nov 23rd, 2017
Jorge Sierra

Instant favorite , mad funky , barn-yardy and fruity.

Instant favorite , mad funky , barn-yardy and fruity.

Sep 2nd, 2017
Samuel Sabori

Red licorice, flinty, jammy, so good!

Red licorice, flinty, jammy, so good!

Jul 20th, 2016
Juvenile Handclapper

la grosse cuvée, le canon de ouf. Toujours superbe.

la grosse cuvée, le canon de ouf. Toujours superbe.

Feb 20th, 2016