The staggering 1990 Les Cailloux (Lucien et André Brunel) Châteauneuf-du-Pape Cuvée Centenaire is filled with massive garrigue, spice box and stone notes blended with sweet red fruit aromatics. Despite seeing close to 18 months in new oak, this doesn’t show a hint of wood and is intense, perfumed and complex. This continued to flesh out in the glass and showed a full bodied palate with rich fruit, awesome texture and a finish that just wouldn’t quit. Drinking at point and simply a stunning Chateauneuf!
Published : 2009-03-22