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LES CAILLOUX

LVT 2019 wh 2019 r  Extremely consistent high quality, with a leaning towards finesse. Well worth trying in order to appreciate the true qualities of Châteauneuf-du-Pape, and prices are very reasonable, too. The Les Cailloux red comes mainly from the Southern zone towards Sorgues; it has been a fantastic friend to me over nearly 50 years; it was STGT in 2013, 2015 and 2019, the first ****(*), the second ****, the third ****(*).

The special Centenaire red is based on late 1800s Grenache from the north-west sector, on galet stone clay-limestone soils on Farguerol; introduced in 1989, it isn't issued every year. In the top vintages such as the ***** 2010, ****** 2016, and ***** 2019, it combines richness, silken virtues and coolnness.

The white is also good, nicely rich, both the 2012 and 2016 ****(*) STGT wines, the 2018 a **** STGT wine. Good Côtes du Rhône reds - Est-Ouest, Sommelongue, while the white La Bécassonne  carries more to it than most in its grade, the 2018 a ****, w.o.w. and V wine.

André, son Fabrice Brunel 84230 Châteauneuf-du-Pape

Tel: +33(0)490 83 72 62

brunel_fabrice@yahoo.fr

Countries exported to:1) USA 2) GB 3) Norway, Japan; 2008: 1) USA 2) Norway 3) GB 4) Denmark 5) Germany 6) Japan 2007:1) USA 2) GB 3) Norway, Japan

Percentage Exported: 65%, down from 90%

British Importers: Hallgarten Druitt Dallow Road Luton LU1 1UR +44(0)1582 722 538 www.hallgartendruitt.co.uk sales@hallgartendruitt.co.uk John Gauntley Nottingham

USA Importers: Folio Fine Wine Partners Michael Mondavi 550 Gateway Drive suite 220 Napa CA 94558 +1707 256 2700 www.foliowine.com has been Robert Kacher Selections 1801 Connecticut Avenue NW Suite 3 Washington DC 20009 +1202 832 9083 www.robertkacherselections.com