Clos Caillou, Chateauneuf Du Pape Quartz
Chateauneuf du Pape, Rhone, France
As with the 2005 Les Safres release, I found the 2005 Chateauneuf du Pape Les Quartz to be structured, concentrated and serious, with big tannin and a focused feel. Showing plenty of dark fruit, crushed rock, earth and iron, it stretches out nicely on the finish and will be a long-lived wine. Give it another couple years and enjoy bottles though 2028.