2016 Les Cailloux (Lucien et André Brunel) Châteauneuf-du-Pape Cuvée Centenaire Châteauneuf-du-Pape Wine Tasting Note


2016 Les Cailloux (Lucien et André Brunel) Cuvée Centenaire  (Châteauneuf-du-Pape) 99

What a gorgeous blast of kirsch, cherry, plum, spice, licorice and leafy herbs. Rich, concentrated, elegant and powerful, the wine hits all the right notes from start to finish, ending with wave after wave of sweet, ripe, pure red fruits. This will drink great young, but its true beauty will show up at about 10 years of age.

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Les Cailloux Wine Tasting Notes, Ratings

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.