94 points Vinous
"The 2019 Les Caillardières is like a piece of beef cheek that needs softening up in the slow cooker; this is almost chewy. The 2019 is young and needs time in bottle to gain its mellow character. There are masses of concentration here in a medium bodied package with buckets of structure, line and length. A very impressive style, showing both variety and texture. You can expect a touch of pastry-like characters alongside florals and apple."
"Intensely nutty on the nose. Really substantial! Lots of smouldering fruit and finishing with clean, clear-cut acidity and intensity. Rich yet dry. Just my sort of wine!"
Vinous Reverie Notes
Les Caillardieres is a parcel of vines averaging 35 years old vines on a windy plateau with sandy soils over schistous rock. The farming is certified-biodynamic and the yields are low. Harvest is by hand and later than for La Jalousie; there is often but not always a small amount of botrytis.