1999 Domaine du Caillou "Les Quartz" Châteauneuf-du-Pape

SKU #1036349 93 points Jeb Dunnuck

 Always an outstanding wine, 1999 Le Clos du Caillou Châteauneuf-du-Pape Domaine du Caillou Les Quartz doesn’t disappoint with beautiful, fruit driven notes of spice, licorice and minerals all wrapped around a sweet core of dark Grenache fruit. Love the purity and fruit quality. The palate is medium to full bodied with admirable density, sweet fruit and a soft, lush texture that leads into a long finish. (JD)  (4/2009)

93 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

 Readers should not miss out on any of the 1999s from Domaine du Caillou...they are spectacular efforts that represent some of the finest wines of the vintage. (RP)  (2/2003)

92 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar

 (includes about 20% syrah, all of which was aged in new pieces; from soil rich in galets roules, the large round stones found across much of the northern portion of the appellation) Bright ruby-red. Wonderfully aromatic nose combines plum, redcurrant, smoked meat and chocolate. Mouthfilling, sweet and chewy, if currently a bit closed. Concentrated and rich but not yet totally harmonious. This wine was assembled only a month or so prior to the bottling. Today the tannins stand out. (ST) 92+  (1/2002)


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Varietal:

Rhone Blends

Country:

France

- When it comes to wine, France stands alone. No other country can beat it in terms of quality and diversity. And while many of its Region, Bordeaux, Burgundy and Champagne most obviously, produce wine as rare, as sought-after and nearly as expensive as gold, there are just as many obscurities and values to be had from little known appellations throughout the country. To learn everything there is to know about French wine would take a lifetime. To understand and appreciate French wine, one only has to begin tasting them.
Sub-Region:

Rhone

- Legendary wine-producing region in southeast France. Stereotypically speaking, Rhone wines are high in alcohol, and the majority produced is red. The northern Rhone is best known for outstanding 100% Syrah wines from areas such as Cote Rotie and Hermitage, as well as for fabulous white wines from Condrieu (where Viognier is king). In the southern Rhone, look for spicy, full-bodied wines that are blends of Grenache, Syrah, and other varietals coming from appellations such as Chateauneuf du Pape, Gigondas, or Rasteau. Wines labeled as Cote du Rhone or Cotes du Rhone Village (a cut above generic Cotes du Rhone) are frequently found here in the US because they often represent some of the best values on the market.
Specific Appellation:

Chateauneuf du Pape