Les Cailloux du Paradis (Claude Courtois)

Racines Vin de pays du Loir-et-Cher Red Blend

9.2107 ratings
9.114 pro ratings
Loire Valley, France
Cabernet Franc, Côt, Cabernet Sauvignon
Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Pasta, Venison, Tomato-Based, Potato, Pork, Chocolate & Caramel, White Rice, Mushrooms, Beef, Lamb, Chili & Hot Spicy, Exotic Spices, Baking Spices, Hard Cheese, Blue Cheese, Pungent Cheese, Herbs, Salami & Prosciutto, Soft Cheese, Chicken, Turkey, Duck
Top Notes For
Peter van den Besselaar

Vintage 1999 / Who argues that #vinnature cannot age? This#loirefunk wine is extremely excellent 😁 seductive smell with raspberry, strawberry, silky taste. The visit to Claude Courtois was memorabele, says My Love. Golden memory. Last bottle. Awesome balance.

Vintage 1999 / Who argues that #vinnature cannot age? This#loirefunk wine is extremely excellent 😁 seductive smell with raspberry, strawberry, silky taste. The visit to Claude Courtois was memorabele, says My Love. Golden memory. Last bottle. Awesome balance.

1 person found it helpfulOct 15th, 2018
Peter van den Besselaar

Vintage 2008 - this natural #loire wine has a complex smell, warm spices, some laurel, pepper, rosemary, beginning of autumn leaves, hints of liquorice and truffle. Very apparant acidity, quite smooth taste, vibrant and complete wine.

Vintage 2008 - this natural #loire wine has a complex smell, warm spices, some laurel, pepper, rosemary, beginning of autumn leaves, hints of liquorice and truffle. Very apparant acidity, quite smooth taste, vibrant and complete wine.

1 person found it helpfulDec 24th, 2017
Alexandre Lalas

This wine is a cool breeze in a hot day

This wine is a cool breeze in a hot day

1 person found it helpfulAug 29th, 2014
BurgundyFan

Juice, drinks easily, fresh

Juice, drinks easily, fresh

Feb 5th, 2017
Steve Matthiasson

Owner/Winemaker Matthiasson Wines

9.4

One of the cases where the label reflects the wine really well--gentle, soft, earthy/herbal, but really intense at the same time.

One of the cases where the label reflects the wine really well--gentle, soft, earthy/herbal, but really intense at the same time.

Jul 13th, 2016
Roel van der Burg

Sommelier at Restaurant Entrepot

9.4

2008 is drinking really nice at the moment

2008 is drinking really nice at the moment

Apr 28th, 2015
Peter van den Besselaar

Vintage 1998 - a contradiction! Combines smoothy taste, velvety, with a kind of stubborn sturdiness which one may find in wines from Piemonte. I call it character. And I love it!

Vintage 1998 - a contradiction! Combines smoothy taste, velvety, with a kind of stubborn sturdiness which one may find in wines from Piemonte. I call it character. And I love it!

Nov 29th, 2014
Nicolas Bazinet

2012

Jan 26th, 2014
Zack Hall

2017. Enjoyable wine with a friendly spirit. In balance and showing the best of the Loire.

2017. Enjoyable wine with a friendly spirit. In balance and showing the best of the Loire.

Feb 17th, 2020
Hampus Bejnö

Örter, jord och svarta oliver.

Örter, jord och svarta oliver.

May 4th, 2019