2007 Le Clos du Caillou Châteauneuf-du-Pape Reserve le Clos du Caillou Châteauneuf-du-Pape Wine Tasting Note

2007 Le Clos du Caillou Reserve le Clos du Caillou  (Châteauneuf-du-Pape) 95

Big, concentrated, lush and luscious, the wine is full-bodied, long and rich. The wine feels great on your palate. Even with all its power and density, it's elegant in nature. But with air, the nose and palate took on a noticeable overripe fig note, which was not working for me.

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When to Drink Chateau Beauchene, Anticipated Maturity, Decanting Time

Le Clos du Caillou can be enjoyed on the young side. Young vintages can be decanted for 1-2 hours, give or take. This allows the wine to soften and open its perfume. Older vintages might need very little decanting, just enough to remove the sediment.

Le Clos du Caillou 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 7-25 years after the vintage.

Serving Clos du Caillou with Wine, Food Pairing Tips

Le Clos du Caillou is best served at 15.5 degrees Celsius, 60 degrees Fahrenheit. The cool, almost cellar temperature gives the wine more freshness and lift.

Le Clos du Caillou is best served with all types of classic meat dishes, veal, pork, beef, lamb, duck, game, roast chicken, roasted, braised, stewed dishes, sausage and cassoulet. Clos du Caillou is also good with Asian dishes, hearty fish courses like tuna, mushrooms pasta, eggplant and tomatoes.

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