Andre Brunel Châteauneuf-du-Pape Les Cailloux Cuvée Centenaire 2001
"Life's too short not to experience at least one bottle of Andre Brunel's Cuvée Centenaire!" eRobertParker.com
|Grape Blend||Grenache 80%, Mourvèdre 12%, Syrah 8%|
Andre Brunel's Châteauneuf-du-Pape Les Cailloux Cuvée Centenaire 2001 comes from a Rhône vintage which produced wines of power and structure, yet with a silky texture. The southern Rhône was outstanding.
André Brunel's grandfather established Les Cailloux at the end of the First World War, and the estate has since become one of the finest and most reliable of Châteauneuf-du-Papes, with a glowing worldwide reputation.
Please note: bottle shown is for illustrative purposes only (not actual bottle for sale).
"Old-time, rustic style, with lots of dark, brawny licorice root, sweet earth, spice, baked plum and dark currant flavors. Rich and chewy, this gains muscle and flesh as it sits in the glass. Impressive." Wine Spectator
"The Cuvee Centenaire is one of the world's most compelling red wines...boasts an opaque plum/ruby color in addition to a sumptuously sweet, jammy nose of blackberries and cherries intertwined with sweet pepper, smoke, and balsam wood. Incredibly rich, with no hard edges, analytically this wine is very high in tannin, but tasters would never know that based on its wealth of glycerin and concentration...This a testament to the greatness of old vine Grenache." robertparker.com