Le Clos du Caillou Chateauneuf-du-Pape Les Quartz 2021
95 POINTS: Decanter Magazine
94 POINTS: Vinous Media
93+POINTS: Robert Parker's - The Wine Advocate
Organic and Biodynamic. 80% Grenache, 20% Syrah
"Under talented wine maker Bruno Gaspard and the current owners, the Vacheron family, Clos du Caillou is producing some of the finest wines in the whole of the Rhône valley."
— Robert Parker's - The Wine Advocate
"Quite a discrete style, there's plenty of fruit but no great body or structure. This isn't a negative comment; the wine has good balance, acidity and freshness, making for a very drinkable style. Appealing length, revealing detailed raspberry, star anise, cinnamon and rose petal. Grown half on large pebbles, half on sand in lieu-dit Les Cassanets. Destemmed, fermented in tronconic concrete vats, then matured in amphora. Just 6,800 bottles produced."
— 95 Points, Decanter Magazine
"Checking in at 14.5% alcohol, the 2021 Châteauneuf-du-Pape Les Quartz is a blend of 80% Grenache and 20% Syrah. It displays a fragrant perfume of redcurrant, cranberry, raspberry, dried herbs, white pepper and a dazzling floral element of rose petals. On the palate, it is full-bodied, concentrated and tightly structured with a muscular profile framed by ripe tannins. Perfectly balanced by lively acids, there's excellent persistence on the long finish."
— 94 Points, Vinous Media
"Perhaps a bit less expansive than some other vintages, the 2021 Chateauneuf du Pape Les Quartz is still a terrific effort. Scents of crushed stone and crystalized red berries appear on the nose, while the medium to full-bodied palate is more linear and crisp. Some readers may even prefer this style of vintage for its focus and restraint."
— 93+ Points, Robert Parker's - The Wine Advocate
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