2019 Domaine Les Cailloux (Lucien et Andre Brunel) Chateauneuf Du Pape Cuvee Centenaire
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2019 Domaine Les Cailloux (Lucien et Andre Brunel) Chateauneuf Du Pape Cuvee Centenaire

Chateauneuf du Pape, Southern Rhone, FRANCE
$250. 00
$3000.00 Dozen
ABV: 14.5%
Closure: Cork

The famous Cuvée Centenaire comes almost entirely from a parcel of vines planted in 1889.

Other Reviews....
Lastly, and a wine that will be a candidate for perfection in 4-5 years, the 2019 Châteauneuf Du Pape Centenaire reveals a deep ruby/purple hue as well as extraordinary notes of black cherries, licorice, iron, nori, and peppery garrigue. As with the base 2019, the estate did an incredible job with the tannins, and this wine is flawlessly balanced, with ultra-fine tannins, no hard edges, and the sheer class to evolve for 25+ years. This is a perfect example of power with no sensation of weight or heaviness. The blend in 2019 is 84% Grenache, 10% Mourvèdre, and 6% Syrah, and it wasn’t destemmed and was brought up mostly in concrete tanks, with just 6% in very old barrels. Drink 2021 - 2046.
98+ points
Jeb Dunnuck

The 2019 Chateauneuf du Pape Cuvee Centenaire is approximately 84% Grenache, 10% Mourvèdre and 6% Syrah, predominantly from a vineyard planted in the late 19th century. Aged almost entirely in foudre, it nevertheless hints at smoke and campfire on the nose while remaining dominated by black cherries and red raspberries. Full-bodied and concentrated, with ample depth and richness, this really shows its class on the long, silky, mouthwatering finish. It should drink well for upwards of a decade. Tasted blind. Drink 2023 - 2035.
95+ points
Joe Czerwinski - Wine Advocate (May 2022)

A rich and very concentrated Chateauneuf with impeccable balance between the huge fine tannins, red fruits, candied orange peel and dried flowers. So powerful, but not a jot overbearing, this is only just beginning to reveal its enormous depths. Extremely dense long finish. Wait long enough and this will taste like Grand Cru Burgundy on steroids! Drinkable now, but best from 2025.
96 points
Stuart Pigott - jamessuckling.com