2010 André Brunel "Les Cailloux" Châteauneuf-du-Pape
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
The Les Cailloux 2010 Chateauneuf du Pape possesses a dense ruby/purple color as well as lots of gamy, meaty notes intermixed with bouquet garni, licorice, black currants and kirsch, Spicy, fat, fleshy and evolved and forward for a 2010, this full-throttle, hedonistic and intellectually pleasing Chateauneuf du Pape should drink well for 10-14 years.
This has a nice old-school edge, with toasted chestnut and singed juniper notes leading the way for dark cassis, blackberry and plum fruit flavors. A strong tarry spine drives the finish, where hot stone, lavender and tobacco lurk as well. For the cellar. Best from 2015 through 2025.
Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar
Bright ruby. Red and dark berries and fresh flowers on the highly fragrant nose and in the mouth. Juicy and expansive, with a seamless texture and suave floral and spicecake notes clinging to a long, focused finish.