le Clos du Caillou Chateauneuf du Pape "Les Safres"
From very sandy soils that yield a Burgundian expression of Châteauneuf, Les Safres" is a love song to Grenache from one of the finest producers in the entire appellation. Raspberry pulp, cherry, sandalwood, garrigue and cocoa powder all bloom from the glass in this spot-on red from old vines.
TASTING IMPRESSIONS: Aromas of ripe red summer berries, light incense. Flavors of raspberries, colored peppers, a hint of licorice.
PAIRING SUGGESTIONS: Duck with tangy fruit sauces; wild boar sausage; lamb burgers