Le Clos du Caillou Chateauneuf du Pape Les Safres 2017 - 750ml

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94pts Decanter

Sourced from lieu-dit Les Bédines, the fruit is destemmed and fermented in concrete, then matured 75% in foudre and 25% in demi-muid. Loganberry and bay leaf notes display burgeoning complexity, leading to a very full-bodied and flowing palate with highly polished red berry fruit. It has great finesse in a highly tailored style, with incredible silkiness to the tannins - they're plentiful but super-fine. Captivating and seductive.

94pts Jeb Dunnuck

More elegant as well as more complex, the 2017 Châteauneuf Du Pape Les Safres boasts beautiful notes of kirsch liqueur, new saddle leather, garrigue, and pepper incense. Rounded, beautifully textured, and elegant, with ultra-fine tannins, it's a seamless, sensational Châteauneuf Du Pape wine that shines on all accounts. It shows the sunny, sexy style of the vintage and is approachable today yet will keep for 15+ years or more. 

93-94pts Vinous

Deep brilliant ruby. A complex, highly perfumed bouquet evokes ripe red and blue fruit, exotic spice, smoked meat and floral aromas, enlivened by a vibrant mineral quality that builds in the glass. Sweet, seamless and expansive in the mouth, offering densely packed raspberry, cherry, lavender and spicecake flavors that show excellent clarity and back-end cut. The mineral and floral notes drive an impressively long, sappy finish shaped by smooth tannins.

93pts Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

Hints of rosemary and pine accent cherries and apricots in the Grenache-dominated 2017 Chateauneuf du Pape Les Safres. Full-bodied, rich and velvety, it finishes long and intense. Already drinking well, it should continue to do so through 2030.

92pts James Suckling

Abundant oak spice and gently meaty notes here with a succulent and granular tannin texture on the palate that holds fresh and long, earthy berry flavors. From organically grown grapes.

Winemaker Notes 
This wine has a beautiful Andrinople red color with Carmine reflections.
Beautiful nose dominated by the red wilds fruits combined with spicy notes of badiana, cardamom and Indian curry.
The mouth is all finesse and elegance on very silky tannins.
There are nice aromas of liquorice and black plum cream.
Beautiful finesse and beautiful elegance remember us wines from Burgundy.

Food and wine pairing: Bresse capon – Pressed duck – Fried ceps from Mont-Ventoux.

Blend: 70% Grenache - 15% Mourvèdre - 15% Syrah