Clos du Caillou Chateauneuf-du-Pape Les Safres 2015 Front Label
Clos du Caillou Chateauneuf-du-Pape Les Safres 2015 Front Label

Clos du Caillou Chateauneuf-du-Pape Les Safres 2015

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Winemaker Notes

This wine presents a deep red color with blood reflection. The nose is dominated by aromas of zan in the violet, associated to the Pyrenees black cheery jam. The mouth is unctuous, elegant, on liqueur perfume of strawberry and raspberry, accompanied by some notes of soft spices (Colombo) and orange zest. This wine possesses a beautiful aromatic length.

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RP 95
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
A big step up over the base cuvée, the deeper, more purple-hued 2015 Châteauneuf du Pape Les Safres offers a downright smorgasbord of Provençal herbs, spices, wild strawberries, garrigue, and black cherry aromas and flavors. About as seamless and sexy as they come, with full-bodied richness and building tannin, as well as incredible purity, I just hope it shows this well from bottle! Barrel Sample: 93-95
WS 95
Wine Spectator
Ripe and racy, showing delicious raspberry, red currant and boysenberry coulis flavors from start to finish, with mouthwatering acidity and racy graphite notes. Lovely black tea and wood spice aromas on the finish. Best from 2019 through 2040.
JS 93
James Suckling
Named for the compacted sandy soils from where it hails, this wine has a thread of dark, briary blackberry and dark plum fruits. The palate carries deep yet supple tannins. Extremely approachable.
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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 Côtes-du-Rhône to memorable Chateauneuf-du-Pape, Clos du Caillou wines arguably represent some of the finest values in all of France. Proprietor Sylvie Vacheron and winemaker Bruno Gaspard are keeping the great work of the late Jean-Denis Vacheron alive with wines that are heady, robust and mouth-wateringly lush.

Caillou tends wonderfully old Grenache vines, some of which are 70 to 100 years old. With older Syrah and Mourvèdre added to the mix, it’s no wonder that Caillou wines are across the board impressive for their power, extract and deep minerality. The estate’s Chateauneuf terroir borders the impressive domaines of Chateau Rayas and Beaucastel.

Yet many of the Vacheron-Pouizin family's old vines are classified, by a quirk of 1923 politics, Côtes-du-Rhône and Côtes-du-Rhône-Villages. It’s why our Côtes-du-Rhône barrel selections show surprisingly like its kin in Chateauneuf-du-Pape.

In 1996 Jean-Denis Vacheron took full control of the viticulture and élévage at this estate. Under his stewardship, the wines of Caillou steadily gained stature, and today are benchmarks for the appellation. He understood that temperature-controlled fermentation and a cool, clean cellar are necessary to craft wines with refinement and true complexity.

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