2016 Les Cailloux Chateauneuf-Du-Pape Cuvee Centenaire
2016 Les Cailloux Chateauneuf-Du-Pape Cuvee Centenaire The soil and subsoil don’t have much limestone but there is a lot of clay on both the surface and deep down in the ground. This blue and compact clay gives the wine its mineral property (graphite). Its exposure gives the vines perfect sunshine and the often-blowing violent Mistral contributes to the concentration of sugar and aromas which are used to make this cuvée. Enjoy this 2016 vintage.
The Cuvée Centenaire is only produced during exceptional vintages, when it can fully express the quintessence of the Grenache.
A rich and expressive nose: blackcurrants and blackberries. Powerful and roundness in the mouth: an impressively long finish in the mouth, the tannins are perfectly mellow. There are dominant aromas of undergrowth and leather. Complex aromas up until then uniquely reserved to wine having aged for a long period of time, are already present.
“The dominant aromas of red fruits are enhanced by a woody touch from the barrel-contained Syrah grapes. A great taste of red fruits, leather and undergrowth. The tannins are harmonious and elegant. Long finish in the mouth allowing for even more complex aromas of undergrowth, leather … the wine allies strength and elegance, complexity of secondary aromas while keeping a fruity freshness.” Dave Roberts, Wine Buyer.