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Les Cailloux Châteauneuf-du-Pape 2016 Wine Review

Les Cailloux Châteauneuf-du-Pape 2016

Les Cailloux Châteauneuf-du-Pape 2016

Rhône A.C., France

Community Score:91/100

Community Reviews: 4

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Price: $65.95

Drink: 2019-2033

Bottle size: 750 ml

Alcohol: 14%

Sweetness: Dry

Wine Type: Red Wine


Winery: Les Cailloux

Agent: VinoLuna

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Reviews and Ratings

Jenny Ratcliffe-Wright CWM rated this wine as 94/100 with the following review:

This excellent red blend of Grenache, Mourvedre, Syrah and Cinsaut is the reason Chateauneuf-du-pape is so well liked. Delicately scented yet powerful at the same time. Roses and dried flowers marry together with dried cherries and cranberries. It just keeps giving you more with every sip. Deliciously complex. Try with a lentil and sausage cassoulet. @wrightwineblog
Rebecca Meir-Liebman - Sommelier rated this wine as 91/100 with the following review:

The winery started over 300 years ago, and you can truly taste the experience in their wines. Le cailloux means 'the pebbles’ - this wine is named after the cobblestone that fills the vineyards and contributes to its unique flavours. Bold, full bodied, rich and robust - as many red Châteauneuf-du-Pape wines are. It has quite an extensive length with red fruit, leather, and peppery notes on the palate. Very enjoyable wine - have on its own, or with heavily roasted or braised meat dishes. Good for its price.
Linda Mertes WSET 2 rated this wine as 88/100 with the following review:

"Les Cailloux" translate to "the pebbles" which is the terroir and soil conditions for the region that grows grapes for Chateauneuf du Pape. Full-bodied with herbal (thyme, rosemary) and red berry aromas. The typical GSM blend (Grenache, Mourvedre, Syrah) with some Cinsault. Well-balanced, earthy, even spicy on the palate with a medium smooth finish. Serve with lamb or beef. This wine can be decanted and the ageing potential is long, recommended up to 15 years. Tasted January 2020.
From the Rhône wine region, Les Cailloux 2016 is a toothsome, medium-bodied 70% Grenache, 15% Mourvèdre, 10% Syrah and 5% Cinsault Châteauneuf-Du-Pape from a great vintage. Even complex on the nose with pink florals, dried wild herbs, red berry fruit and just as lovely on the palate. Very flavourful, Balanced and structured with good acidity for a roast beef dinner. Enjoy now, but can easily cellar for another 15 years. - Community Wine Reviews

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