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1998 Les Cailloux (Lucien et André Brunel) Châteauneuf-du-Pape

Red Rhone Blend

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Community Tasting Notes 112

  • Graham Fewkes Does not like this wine: (82 points)

    November 3, 2014 - A pale ghost of a CdP, fit company for the over-cooked lamb that it was served with

  • wine65 wrote: (82 points)

    September 12, 2014 - Last bottle - startred well in the glass but within 30 min fruit gone not much to like after that. This vintage has matured quickly and now over the hill for Les Cailloux.

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  • jbmays Does not like this wine: (75 points)

    June 7, 2014 - Very unfortunate: bought 4 bottles upon release--well stored. Just opened two to confirm: this wine has crashed and burned. Soft brick color--totally oxidized and faded. Completely undrinkable. So sad with other 98's holding up well.

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  • misternordin wrote: (90 points)

    April 12, 2014 - Comes out as a Pinot Noir, with a lovely nose of raspberries, strawberries and ginger. Really soft tannins- but not lacking structure. The color suggests the same with an orangey brim. However, possibly because I know this is a CNdP, I also spot a spicy sensation suggesting rosemary and pepper.

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  • Tgood wrote: (91 points)

    December 5, 2013 - Dull med dark ruby, reticent clean nose of plums and tea, surprisingly lively on palate with mouth caressing tannins and enough tartness to keep the fading core in focus

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The Rhone Report

  • By Jeb Dunnuck
    Delving into the Languedoc Roussillon, Issue #7, 3/28/2011 (link) 89 points

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  • By Stephen Tanzer
    May 2009 (link)

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    January/February 2001, Issue #94 (link)

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RJonWine.com

  • By Richard Jennings
    5/5/2013 (link) 89 points

    (Les Cailloux (Lucien et André Brunel) Châteauneuf-du-Pape) Bricked medium dark red violet color; dried plum, Jolly Roger candy, tart cherry, baked plum, confectioner's sugar nose; advanced, tobacco jus, murky, tired palate; medium-plus finish (storage issues, or has the wine really gotten this advanced?)

  • By Richard Jennings
    10/2/2009 (link) 92 points

    (Les Cailloux (Lucien et André Brunel) Châteauneuf-du-Pape) Dark red violet color with light floating sediment and pale meniscus; tart berry, smoke, cigar box, graphite nose with a little brett; tart berry, graphite, smoke, cigar box, tart plum palate; medium-plus finish 92+ pts.

  • By Richard Jennings
    8/27/2005 (link) 93 points

    (Les Cailloux (Lucien et André Brunel) Châteauneuf-du-Pape) Mulberry, cherry nose; lovely, berry, cherry, mulberry, brambly palate; medium-plus finish

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 1998
  • Type Red
  • Producer Les Cailloux (Lucien et André Brunel)
  • Varietal Red Rhone Blend
  • Designation n/a
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country France
  • Region Rhône
  • SubRegion Southern Rhône
  • Appellation Châteauneuf-du-Pape

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 0 (0%)
  • In Cellars 633 (59%)
  • Consumed 434 (41%)

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Who Likes This Wine

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