Chateauneuf du Pape - Vins - Domaine André Brunel - Les Cailloux

Centenaire 2010 - Jeb Dunnuck : 98-100/100

Jeb Dunnuck

Even better and a monumental wine in the making, then profound 2010 Les Cailloux Châteauneuf-du-Pape, Cuvée Centenaire (tasted just prior to bottling) smells of a Provencal street market and offers up gorgeous aromas kirsch, raspberry, dried flowers, spice-box, roasted meats, and licorice on the nose. Coming from a single plot of very old Grenache (there is a touch of Mourvedre in the blend) and aged all in tank, this exuberant, hedonistic-bent Châteauneuf-du-Pape is full-bodied on the palate and delivers a voluptuous, mouth filling texture, brilliant concentration, and a blockbuster finish. Eclipsing the ’07 and up there with the ’90 (I think even better), this is monumental stuff that every Châteauneuf-du-Pape lover needs to have in the cellar!

Parution : 30/09/2012