2010 Clos du Caillou "Les Safres" Châteauneuf-du-Pape

SKU #1276927 94 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

 Darker, richer and more concentrated, the 2010 Chateauneuf du Pape Les Safres has considerable structure and depth to go with plenty of peppery herbs, leather, licorice and darker-styled fruit. Made from 100% Grenache in 2010, it has fabulous richness and texture, and will evolve gracefully for another decade. (JD)  (8/2014)

94 points Wine Enthusiast

 Cedary but not objectionably so, with deep, intense black cherry fruit that flows to the fore. The mouthfeel falls somewhere sublime between velvet and silk, with some savory, slightly meaty notes on the lengthy finish. (JC)  (8/2013)

94 points Wine Spectator

 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. (JM)  (10/2012)

93 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar

 Bright ruby. Red fruit liqueur, Asian spice and floral aromas display excellent concentration and clarity. Sappy, focused and pure, offering deep raspberry and cherry flavors and notes of lavender pastille and spicecake. Gains weight with air and finishes long and sappy, with silky tannins adding grip. (JR)  (1/2013)

Jancis Robinson

 This was one of those (very few) wines that fell between the cracks of my tastings in London and Châteauneuf-du-Pape. It was presented at one of the London tastngs; I assumed it would have been submitted to my blind tastings in Châteauneuf-du-Pape. Le voilà. Anyway, it's a very nice wine. ('Nice' being my new descriptor of choice.) Big and bold and velvety without any excess in any direction. You could wallop it up already.  (3/2012)

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Chateauneuf du Pape