Les Cailloux du Paradis (Claude Courtois)

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

9.183 ratings
9.111 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 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
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
David Celichowski

Taken back at first but wow

Taken back at first but wow

Apr 14th, 2018
Michael Miller

Great balance of fruit, acid and mineral notes. Blend from Loire. 11.8 ABV

Great balance of fruit, acid and mineral notes. Blend from Loire. 11.8 ABV

Dec 27th, 2017
Andre Rodrigues

*2005

Jul 21st, 2017