Lucien et André Brunel 2007 'Les Cailloux' Châteauneuf-du-Pape, Rhône Valley, France
- Winemaker: André Brunel
- Farming: Sustainable
- Variety: 65% Grenache, 20% Mourvedre, 12% Syrah
- Terroir: Warm climate, soils of large pebbles (Les Cailloux)
- Vinification: Hand-harvested, destemmed, vinified in concrete and stainless steel.
- Aging: Ageing for 18 months in barrels, from 1 to 2 years for the Syrah, ageing in concrete vats for 18 months for the other varieties.
- Scores: 95 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate I think the finest vintage for the classic cuvee ever, the 2007 Chateauneuf du Pape is a sensational blend of 65% Grenache, 20% Mourvedre, 12% Syrah and the balance other permitted varieties. Aged mostly in tank, it offers a massive array of smoked herbs, lavender, black raspberries, toasted nuts, truffle and garrigue. Full-bodied, ripe, decadent and concentrated, it has slightly less structure than the '09, but has more raw material. This flat-out awesome Chateauneuf will have 20 years of longevity.