Clos du Caillou ‘Les Quartz’ Cotes du Rhone 2010

Grenache from France - Rhone
Review Date : 04-Apr-2013
Very full, very dark and near-saturated purple-red colour, this has a densely packed, rich and ripe bouquet of black berry and dark raspberry fruits, lifted by dark florals, unfolding layers of savoury minerals. Graphite nuances and hints of smoke and toast emerge in the glass. Full-bodied, the palate is rich and succulent, packed with mouthfilling flavours of ripe black fruits and plums. Fine-grained tannins and softly bright acidity unobtrusively support the fruit, allowing the lusciousness to feature. Violetty elements and minerally notes are revealed with air time and show on the very long, lively finish. This is a very rich and juicy, ripe fruited Cotes du Rhone with fine, underlying structure. Match with Middle Eastern and Mediterranean red meat dishes over the next 6-8 years. 85% Grenache and 15% Syrah from old vines from ‘Les Cassanets' in the Clos du Caillou estate of Chateauneuf-du-Pape, fermented to 14.5% alc., the wine spending 30 days on skins and aged 16 months in oak. Certified AB organic. 700 dozen made. 18.5+/20 Sep 2012 RRP $64.99

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