What the press says

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JAMES SUCKLING 90-91 pts


Château Picque Caillou, 2019 White
A creamy, fruity white with sliced apples and lemons. Some green melon, too. Medium body. Clean finish.

WEINWISSER note: 18/20 2022-2032


Château Picque Caillou, 2019 White
A bright yellow colour. Lively aromatics on the nose with white flowers, grapefruit and mandarin orange zest. Lush on the palate with peppery notes and a silky texture. Citrus fruit and lemon essence coming through in a complex finish. A fantastic “Best Buy” white.  


Jean-Marc Quarin 86-87 2021-2026


Château Picque Caillou, 2019 White
Pale colour. A slightly shy nose with ripe fruit and spice. Flavoursome on the palate with a gentle mouth-feel, medium vibrancy and a spicy finish with good length of flavour.

WINE ENTHUSIAST 91–93 points


Château Picque Caillou, 2019 White
Barrel Sample.
This vineyard has made a ripe quince and apricot flavored wine in this warm year. That ebullient fruit is balanced by the mineral texture and the beginnings of wood flavors.

JAMES SUCKLING 92-93 Pts


Château Picque Caillou, 2019 Red
This is really polished and refined with currants, stones and blueberries. It’s medium-to full-bodied with fine, chewy tannins. Reminds me of the 2016.

WEINWISSER note: 17,5/20 2026-2045


Château Picque Caillou, 2019 Red
65% Cabernet Sauvignon, 25% Merlot, 10% Petit Verdot
A deep purple with a ruby-red rim. Complex aromas on the nose with blackcurrants, Brazilian tobacco and Sichuan pepper coming through. Elegant on the palate with breed and a close-knit, fine grained tannic structure, fullness and tender notes. Small black fruits, juniper berries and walnuts come through in a complex finish. Not quite on a par with the awesome 2018 vintage.

Jean-Marc Quarin 86-87 2024-2034


Château Picque Caillou, 2019 Red
Deep, dark purple colour. Very aromatic on the nose, fine, with ripe fruit and spice. On the palate the body is tender, but the flavour is quite deep. A silky finish with normal length of flavour.

WINE ENTHUSIAST 90-92 points


Château Picque Caillou, 2019 Red
Barrel Sample.
This estate has produced an elegant wine juicy black fruits. It is already balanced with tannins that support rather than mask the fruit. At the end, hints of dark chocolate and firmer tannings promise aging.
ROGER VOSS