Clos du Caillou Chateauneuf-du-Pape Les Safres 2010

Rhone Red Blends from Chateauneuf-du-Pape, Rhone, France

$75.00 $66.99
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Item No. 120041
  • red wine
  • WS94
  • RP94
  • ST93
Style: Earthy & Spicy

Wine Style Guide

Light & Fruity

Red wines that are more fruit-forward and lighter in tannin and body.

Smooth & Supple

Medium bodied reds that go down easy, with smooth tannins and supple fruit.

Earthy & Spicy

Wines where earthy and/or spicy dominate the flavors – typically medium to full body.

Big & Bold

Full bodied wines that have concentrated fruit and are higher in alcohol and/or tannins. Some need age.

Ratings Pedigree:

Winemaker's Notes

This wine is a beautiful red with hints of pomegranate. On the nose are subtle aromas of ripe fruit, liqueur and fresh figs, with just a bit of plum. The palate is elegant with great finesse and a silky touch of tannin which finds flavors of a compote of red berries, combined with blackberry and blueberry.

Blend: 70% Mourvedre with Grenache and Counoise

Critical Acclaim

"Offers gorgeous feel and purity, with a caressing, velvety edge to the bright, vivid linzer torte, blackberry pâte de fruit and plum sauce flavors. The long, sleek finish lets incense and toasted spice notes flitter through, with good latent grip. Best from 2013 through 2023."
94 Points

"The 2010 Chateauneuf du Pape Les Safres (100% Grenache aged in foudre) comes from a lieu-dit called Les Bedines. Exhibiting a dense ruby/purple color, super ripe fruit and a deep, full-bodied, layered style, it may be the finest Les Safres offering I have yet tasted. Drink it over the next 10-15 years. "
94 Points

"Bright ruby. Intensely perfumed aromas of raspberry liqueur, potpourri and allspice are lifted by a white pepper topnote. Bright and precise on the palate, offering juicy red fruit flavors and an exotic floral pastille nuance. Really stains the palate on the long, sweet, seamless finish. This seductive wine will be drinkable on the young side. 91-93 points"
93 Points

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I recognize that I am one of the luckiest people in the world to have this job, and the privilege of tasting so many incredible wines, but certainly the efforts produced by Domaine du Caillou since 1998 rank among the most exciting I have ever tasted.-Robert Parker, The Wine Advocate From robust Cotes-du-Rhone to memorable Chateauneuf-du-Pape, Clos du Caillou wines arguably...

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Learn About Chateauneuf-du-Pape

(shah-too-NUHF due Pahp) Southern Rhone's landmark region, Chateauneuf du Pape, was the first region to gain AC status in France. That was the 1920s - it's history goes much further back than that. As the name suggests, the wine region was named after the new papal home, referring to the period of time in the 1300's when the pope resided in Avignon instead of Rome. Notable Facts...

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Learn About Rhone Red Blends

The Rhone region of France has a delightful selection of red varieties. There are 22 grapes allowed in the Rhone AOC, about half of them red. Most of these varieties are used as secondary blending partners, often comprising less than 10% of the blend. The primary red players of Rhone blends are Syrah, Grenache and Mourvedre. Most wines from the Southern Rhone use Grenache as their...

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