Le Clos du Caillou Chateauneuf du Pape Quartz 2017 - 750ml

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96pts Jeb Dunnuck

Kirsch, blackberries, crushed flowers, blood orange, and tons of spice all emerge from the 2017 Châteauneuf Du Pape Les Quartz. It's one of the richer, sexier wines in the lineup, which is certainly what this vintage delivers in spades. Full-bodied and concentrated, with a beautiful mid-palate, it's going to evolve positively for 2-4 years and drink brilliantly for 20 years or more. This is an incredibly fine, elegant version of this wine.

95pts Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

The 2017 Chateauneuf du Pape Les Quartz features scents of black olives and black cherries on the nose. It's a full-bodied, dense, tightly packed wine that will need time to fully express itself—is it a modern-day 2005? Ample cherry and stone fruit appear on the long, intense finish, confirming the terrific potential this wine possesses.

92pts James Suckling

This has dark fruit and black-cherry compote on the nose, as well as licorice and savory, dark stone notes. The palate has a very smooth-honed and supple feel with a wealth of rich, ripe and fine dark plums and spice. At the riper end of the spectrum. From organically grown grapes. Drink in the next six years. 

Winemaker Notes

Aromas of raspberry, baking spices and licorice. Juicy, textured and mouth-coating with flavors of black cherry and hints of chocolate powder.

Pair with grilled pork sausages with herbs, roasted lamb or ribs with smoky chipotle glaze.

 

Blend:  75% Grenache - 25% Syrah

 

Organic