“Huge intensity of burgundian red-berry fruit. Explodes on the palate. Layers of fruit with oh-so-fine tannins and amazing freshness and length on the finish. Real persistence aromatically. Powerful but elegant and restrained. Huge potential for ageing.” 17.5 pts., James Lawther MW, www.jancisrobinson.com
2020 le Clos du Caillou, Chateauneuf-du-Pape, La Reserve 6x75cl
£580 / Case£96.67 / BottleDuty Status: In BondAvailability: En Primeur
A co-fermented blend of 55% Grenache and 45% Mourvèdre, matured in demi-muids (about 10% of the volume is in amphorae this year), the 2020 Chateauneuf du Pape La Reserve is a strong candidate for perfection. Sourced from the lieux-dits of Guigasse and Pignan, the nose delivers the essence of sandy-soil Grenache, with notes of rose petals, lavender, thyme, cherries and raspberries. Full-bodied and lush, silky and long, it adds hints of toasty oak and salted licorice on the finish. [05/05/2022]
Anticipated maturity: 2025-2040
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