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    Clos du Caillou Chateauneuf-du-Pape Quartz 2010
    Rhone Red Blends - Chateauneuf-du-Pape, Rhone, France

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    • WS95
    Price: $110.00
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    Wine.com Quick Facts

    Professional Ratings: 96 The Wine Advocate, 95 Wine Spectator, 93 International Wine Cellar

    Region: Chateauneuf-du-Pape, Rhone, France

    Varietal: Rhone Red Blends

    Other Info: Collectible Wines

    Style: Smooth & Supple

    Alcohol By Volume: 15%

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    • 16%

    Item no. 120042

    Winemaker's Notes:

    This wine is a beautiful cherry and red blackberry color, with hints of violet. There is an elegant nose with aromas of raspberry, strawberry, quince compote, and a bit of wood. The palate is very fresh with great smoothness, with aromas of blackberry liqueur. It is dominated by the final notes of myrtle liqueur and blueberry.

    Critical Acclaim:

    Even better, the 2010 Chateauneuf du Pape Les Quartz offers additional depth and richness, with ample dark fruits, blackberry, crushed rock and edgy minerality giving way to a full-bodied, big, powerful wine that won’t hit prime-time for another 3-4 years. When all is said and done, it will have two decades of longevity.

    96 Points
    The Wine Advocate

    This is fruit in hyperdrive, with a torrent of crushed blueberry, boysenberry and blackberry flavors rushing along, laced with sweet licorice and fruitcake and driving through the long, very polished finish, where a nice echo of charcoal keeps it honest. Really gorgeous. Drink now through 2025.

    95 Points
    Wine Spectator

    Saturated ruby. Deeply pitched aromas of dark fruit liqueur, potpourri and garrigue, with smoke and spice overtones. Showing an impressive blend of power and energy, with sappy blackberry and bitter cherry flavors that become spicier in the glass. Closes with serious punch, velvety tannins and lingering spice and dark fruit notes.

    93 Points
    International Wine Cellar
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    Ron Blachman (11/15/2014)
    Bottled and corked to last. Saturated, medium-dark ruby-garnet, medium-to-full body, leggy. The nose starts out just small-to-medium sized and a bit simple, with air it grows and acquires complexity: dark fruit, cooked cherries, currants, a hint of pepper, oak; after a couple of hours the nose begins to fade, though. Big flavors, lots of tarry fruit, acid enough to carry the fruit and to promote graceful aging, a firm backbone of tannins; the alcohol comes through a bit strong, though. This wants at least until 2019 and will probably improve for another five years after that; it will hold into the early 2030's. This is a lovely wine but the nose is not as big as I'd expect and I'm not sure it is worth the price. It reminds me of a very similar blend from Spain: Montsant - except I bought that for less than a quarter the price!

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