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CH.GROS CAILLOU
Saint Emilion Grand Cru 2016

750ml · 13% ABV

Regular price $28.98
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The intriguing bouquet of the wine reveals notes of spearmint and cedar intertwined with dark berry aromas. On the palate, it presents a medium body, supported by refined and firm, velvety tannins that impart a polished texture. The finish is marked by a subtle bitterness, suggesting potential for further evolution with aging. As time progresses, the wine is expected to soften and develop additional complexity, making it a promising choice for cellar aging.

Press Reviews

92JAMES SUCKLING

Interesting aromas of spearmint and cedar to the dark-berry character, following through to a medium body, with polished and tight, velvety tannins and a lightly bitter finish. Should soften with age.

92WINE ADVOCATE

The 2016 Gros Caillou is a blend of 70% Merlot, 25% Cabernet Franc and 5% Cabernet Sauvignon from vines located on a particular plot of more gravelly soils in Saint-Sulpice-de-Faleyrens. I actually mentioned this on social media when I tasted it and, apparently within an hour, the négociants were on the phone. It has a ripe bouquet with opulent black cherry and bilberry scents, becoming more and more floral in the glass. It has a disarming purity. The palate is sweet and ripe on the entry, but there is a lovely thread of acidity here, the 50% new oak neatly entwined on the plush and sensual finish. It stands as a great excuse not to buy more expensive Saint-Émilion. If you find a better value Saint-Émilion in 2016, let me know.

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