Château Le Caillou Giraud-Bélivier, Prop. Meritage 1998

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Natalie's Review

Château Le Caillou Giraud-Bélivier, Prop. Meritage 1998, A.C., Pomerol, Bordeaux, France: Vintages Wine Panel: Château Le Caillou is a tiny 7-hectare property that is principally located atop the gravelly Pomerol plateau. Producing a mere 3,000 cases a year, Château Le Caillou is known for creating richly textured wines featuring well-integrated tannins. The aromas and flavours are of ripe plum, fruitcake, and black cherries, complemented by n cedar and spice. Hailing from the Right Bank’s last great vintage of the 1990s, this Pomerol is an exceptional value. Enjoy it tonight. My note: Black pepper and smoke on the nose followed by jubilantly juicy blackberries and black cherry. This is a mature wine ready to drink now, so don’t hold it too long. Drink: 2006-2013. 45682 12.50% D 750 mL  $49.95 Score: 90/100. November 12, 2011  Full Review