2000 Les Cailloux (Lucien et André Brunel) Châteauneuf-du-Pape Cuvée Centenaire Châteauneuf-du-Pape Rhône France Wine Tasting Note


2000 Les Cailloux (Lucien et André Brunel) Cuvée Centenaire  (Châteauneuf-du-Pape) 94

The nose pops with all those ripe, peppery red berries, pit fruits, herbs and kirsch. Medium-bodied, round, soft, sweet and spicy, the wine finishes with mildly jammy, sweet, exotic kirsch notes. This is fully developed and should be consumed over the next 5 years or so. 94 Points

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Best showing ever, this is at absolute peak. If you like pure kirsch liqueur with fresh black pepper, silky, sensuous textures, richness, concentration and a spicy, fresh, sweet, sultry ending to finish things off, you should enjoy this as much as I did. Popped and poured, decanting would add too much air. 96 Points

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Fresh cherries, herbs, spice, garrigue, pepper, kirsch and strawberry jam aromas entice you to discover more about this Chateauneuf du Pape. The round, supple, sexy texture is rich. The vibrant, opulent finish ends with layers of fresh, ripe, plush, spicy, red fruits. This delicious wine is drinking at peak today. 95 Points

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When to Drink Andre Brunel Les Cailloux, Anticipated Maturity, Decanting Time

Andre Brunel Les Cailloux can be enjoyed on the young side. Young vintages can be decanted for between 1-2 hours. This allows the wine to soften and open its perfume. Older vintages might need very little decanting, just enough to remove the sediment.

Andre Brunel Les Cailloux is usually better with 3-7 years of bottle age. Of course that can vary slightly, depending on the vintage. In the best vintages the wine should be consumed within 5-22 years after the vintage.

Serving Andre Brunel Les Cailloux with Wine, Food, Pairing Tips

Andre Brunel Les Cailloux is best served at 15.5 degrees Celsius, 60 degrees Fahrenheit. The cool, almost cellar temperature gives the wine more freshness and lift.

Andre Brunel Les Cailloux is best served with all types of classic meat dishes, veal, pork, beef, lamb, duck, game, roast chicken, roasted, braised, stewed dishes, sausage, barbecue and cassoulet. Andre Brunel Les Cailloux is also good with Asian dishes, hearty fish courses like tuna, mushrooms, pasta and cheese.

The white wine of Andre Brunel Les Cailloux is best served with a myriad of different seafood dishes, shellfish, crab, lobster, sushi, sashimi, chicken, pork and veal, as well as Asian cuisine.

Andre Brunel is also in a partnership with Laurence Feraud from Domaine Pegau. The wine they produce is called Feraud-Brunel. Andre Brunel also owns 70 hectares of vines in the Cotes du Rhone appellation. They also produce wine from vines they own in the Vaucluse Vins de Pays. There is a negociant Cotes du Rhone wine, Cuvee' Sommelongue.