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Chateau Picque Caillou Bordeaux 2010

This Bordeaux blend is rockin’!

Ratings:
  • 93 points, James Suckling
  • 89 points, Wine Spectator
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WineShopper Notes

An epic vintage, a delightful wine and a great value price; now that's a combination I can get behind. Picque Caillou turned out a real winner in the 2010 vintage, when dry weather and cooler temperatures resulted in optimal conditions for good wines across many communes. Better than just "good," the 2010 Picque Caillou delivers way above its price point with a fragrant, ripe 50/50 Cabernet & Merlot blend that’s really rockin' right now. Bordeaux fans, you've found your deal!

--Kristin Balabanian, Senior Buyer


Critical Acclaim

93 Points
James Suckling
"Extremely perfumed with roses and other flowers with just a hint of plums and berries. Full body, with velvety tannins and a medium chewy finish. Lovely intensity. Excellent from here."

Winemaker's Notes

The Chateau Picque-Caillou displays deep garnet color, almost purple. Very fresh nose with lots of aromatic purity and the presence of well integrated oak in the fruit. On the palate, the wine is very constructed with a more modern smoothness and sensuality than the previous vintages. Plenty of volume on the mid-palate with tight-knit but very ripe tannins.

About Chateau Picque Caillou

Château Picque Caillou is located at the gates of the city of Bordeaux in the heart of the Pessac-Léognan appellation, the Bordeaux vineyard’s historic cradle. A close neighbour of the prestigious Haut-Brion and Pape Clément châteaux, this 21-hectare vineyard carries a name indicative of its pebbly soils that originated from sediments deposited by the nearby Garonne River over thousands of years.

In 2006, Paulin Calvet took over the daily running of the vineyard, breathing new life into the estate and giving it new impetus. The wines of Picque Caillou quickly acquired higher levels of quality and consistency, soon attracting the attention of numerous wine professionals. It was in 2007 that consultant œnologists Professor Denis Dubourdieu and Valérie Lavigne joined the winemaking team, bringing their technical rigour and skill. And so a top quality wine was born. A wine that displays superb balance and delicacy, reflecting perfectly the values of the prestigious Pessac-Léognan appellation.