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Clos du Caillou “Reserve” Chateauneuf-du-Pape 2005

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Red/purple. Opaque center.

Aromas of cherry liqueur, damp earth and light garrigue. Shows some alcohol. Menthol a late addition.

Round and broad with significant textural sweetness. Shows some heat in the mouth as well. Clay/earth/cherry flavors are packed and intense. Significant acid/tannin synergy clamps down in the mid-palate. Impressive, but dis-jointed currently. Decanting highly recommended.

$150 on release.