Les Cailloux (Lucien et André Brunel)

Cuvée Centenaire Châteauneuf-du-Pape Red Rhone Blend

9.2157 ratings
9.347 pro ratings
Châteauneuf-du-Pape, Southern Rhône, Rhône, France
Red Rhone Blend
Turkey, Game, Exotic Spices, Soft Cheese, Duck, Goose, Salads & Greens, Potato, Quinoa, Farro, Brown Rice, White Rice, Pasta, Herbs, Nuts & Seeds, Mushrooms, Chicken, Meaty & Oily Fish, Shellfish, Crab & Lobster, Stew, Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Salami & Prosciutto, Salmon, Quinoa, Shellfish
Top Notes For
Eric Urbani

Floral, spicy

Floral, spicy

Jan 17th, 2019
Jordan Wardlaw

True knockout! Powerful, dense, opulent, exotic-- I can think of many superlatives to describe the 2005. Simply a bombastic and unapologetic wine with loads of fruit and great tension, this flooded my palate with power and complexity. This has at least another 10 years of superb drinking in store, it almost pains me that we opened it so young but it was an absolute delight to drink with braised duck and lamb meatballs. A top-notch vintage from a true master of the Southern Rhone. Well worth seeking out, you can confidently hold this vintage for several more years.

True knockout! Powerful, dense, opulent, exotic-- I can think of many superlatives to describe the 2005. Simply a bombastic and unapologetic wine with loads of fruit and great tension, this flooded my palate with power and complexity. This has at least another 10 years of superb drinking in store, it almost pains me that we opened it so young but it was an absolute delight to drink with braised duck and lamb meatballs. A top-notch vintage from a true master of the Southern Rhone. Well worth seeking out, you can confidently hold this vintage for several more years.

Jan 26th, 2018
Yoon Ha

Master Sommelier/Wine Director Benu

9.8

If you own some of this wine, you are very lucky!

If you own some of this wine, you are very lucky!

2 people found it helpfulDec 15th, 2013
Michael L S

Few hours in the decanter. Deep rich red fruit, with tar and tannins on the finish. This is mostly Grenache and that's evident. Can hold for several years but drinking well now.

Few hours in the decanter. Deep rich red fruit, with tar and tannins on the finish. This is mostly Grenache and that's evident. Can hold for several years but drinking well now.

Jan 1st, 2017
David L

05' Decant for 2 hours at a minimum.

05' Decant for 2 hours at a minimum.

Dec 29th, 2016
Charles (Chad) Bucklin

Owner and founder of C. T. Bucklin Wine Advising

9.6

Wow! Absolutely phenomenal. The color was great. The nose was fresh, powerful, incredibly complex, and full of exotic sweet fruit. The palate was in amazing shape with a firm but refined structure and nice tension. The balance was absolutely perfect showing off layers of sweet and perfectly ripe fruit, spice, flowers, and earth that stayed on the palate for minutes. A truly stunning wine with many years of life left, but why not drink it now when it's near perfect. #domainelescailloux #chateauneufdupape #rhonevalley #grenache #syrah #mourvedre #ctbucklinwine

Wow! Absolutely phenomenal. The color was great. The nose was fresh, powerful, incredibly complex, and full of exotic sweet fruit. The palate was in amazing shape with a firm but refined structure and nice tension. The balance was absolutely perfect showing off layers of sweet and perfectly ripe fruit, spice, flowers, and earth that stayed on the palate for minutes. A truly stunning wine with many years of life left, but why not drink it now when it's near perfect. #domainelescailloux #chateauneufdupape #rhonevalley #grenache #syrah #mourvedre #ctbucklinwine

Oct 10th, 2016
Brett Zimmerman

Master Sommelier, Owner Boulder Wine Merchant

9.3

Spice, mushroom, sage, and dried strawberries. #châteauneuf #andrebrunel

Spice, mushroom, sage, and dried strawberries. #châteauneuf #andrebrunel

Feb 15th, 2016
Steve Bachmann

Held its own in a tough lineup of 2007 CDPs but ended up bear bottom of pack of 7. I ranked 5th, group ranked 7th.

Held its own in a tough lineup of 2007 CDPs but ended up bear bottom of pack of 7. I ranked 5th, group ranked 7th.

Jun 24th, 2015
Ian Griffith

Berries, mushrooms, tobacco. Gentle on the palate, showing really well.

Berries, mushrooms, tobacco. Gentle on the palate, showing really well.

Feb 27th, 2015
Edward Zimmerman

First had this more than fifteen years ago. Great every time

First had this more than fifteen years ago. Great every time

Jan 10th, 2015