The sample of the 2017 Chateauneuf du Pape Le Caillou I tasted represented about 80% of the blend, according to Bruno Gaspard, the hands-on winemaker. It's full-bodied, rich and velvety yet endowed with copious red berries, flowers and stone fruit. It seems more concentrated than typical for this cuvée.
92-94 points, Joe Czerwinski, Wine Advocate (Issue # 238 - Aug 2018)
Framboise, spice, dried flowers, and hints of orange peel all emerge from the 2017 Châteauneuf-du-Pape, which is elegant, seamless, and fine, yet certainly has some tannin. It's very much in the new style of this estate, is perfectly balanced, and has a great finish.
90-93 points, Jeb Dunnuck (Aug 2018)