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Clos du Caillou La Réserve Châteauneuf-du-Pape

Clos du Caillou
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750 mL
Wine Type
Red Still Wine
RegionRhone
Alcohol Level
Country
France
SubregionChâteauneuf-du-Pape
Drinking Window
GrapesGrenacheMourvèdre
Wine Description:
Clos du Caillou La Réserve Châteauneuf-du-Pape is a highly sought-after wine from the renowned Châteauneuf-du-Pape appellation in the Rhône Valley, France. This wine is crafted with meticulous care from grapes grown in exceptional vineyards, known for their unique terroir and old vines. The winemaking process involves traditional techniques, including hand-harvesting and careful selection of the best grapes. The result is a wine that beautifully showcases the rich and complex flavors of the region, with notes of dark fruits, spices, and earthy undertones. La Réserve Châteauneuf-du-Pape is a true expression of the appellation's character, offering elegance, depth, and a long-lasting finish. Read more
Pros:
  • Rich and complex flavor profile
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Cons:
  • Eequires aging to fully appreciate its potential
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4.2
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4.5

Wine Expert Note:

Pouring a luscious mahogany color, Galant des Abbesses entices the senses with a highly aromatic bouquet. It exudes rich aromas of dried fruits like figs, raisins, and dates, melding with captivating notes of toffee, spices, and a hint of orange peel. The palate is a velvety tapestry of complex flavors, including dried cherries, spiced plums, caramel, and traces of nutmeg and cinnamon. This fortified wine strikes a remarkable balance between sweetness and acidity, leading to a finish that is both long and rewarding. Touches of chocolate and a subtle warmth from the Marc du Jura linger on the palate, making Jean Bourdy's Galant des Abbesses a memorable, indulgent experience. Read more
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Wine sweetness is a measure of the amount of sugar present in a wine. Sweetness in wine can range from bone dry (no sugar present) to lusciously sweet (high sugar content). Sweetness is usually determined by the variety and ripeness of the grapes used, as well as the winemaking process.
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The alcohol level in wine is a measure of the amount of alcohol present in the beverage. The degree of heat or ‘burn’ at the back of the throat is roughly proportional to the amount of alcohol consumed. It ranges from Very Low to Very High.
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Wine intensity is a measure of the concentration of flavor and aroma compounds in a wine.The stronger and more noticeable the flavors and aromas are, the higher the intensity of the wine. Intensity in wine can range from neutral (not particularly intense) to pronounced (high intensity).
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Wine body refers to the weight and texture of wine on the palate. In other words, it is the degree of body a wine has, ranging from light-bodied to full-bodied. Wines with higher body appear to have a thicker texture and can sometimes coat the palate.
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Wine acidity refers to the tartness of a wine, which gives a tingling sensation on the side of the tongue. A metallic-like sharp taste is also associated with high acidity. Sometimes a high level of sweetness, such as in luscious dessert wines, can disguise a high level of acidity. Acidity can range from soft to searing.
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Wine tannin gives wine its textural mouthfeel and astringency. Tannin is a natural compound found in grape skins, seeds, and stems. It contributes to the structure and helps to balance out the sweetness of the fruit. Tannins are usually discussed when it comes to red wines, even though some white and rosé wines with certain wine making techniques can also contain tannins.
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