93 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
"A blend of Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. 12 months in French oak. Current vintage.
Garnet with soft bricky rim. Complex mature aromas of undergrowth and umami savour. Still has quite chewy tannins but it would be fine with food. Fresh and lingering. (JH)"
Vinous Reverie Notes
The “flagship” wine on the estate is the Gran Caus Tinto, made from Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon and aged in French oak; it combines the elegance of Bordeaux with the spice and herbal aromas of the Mediterranean. Like all of the wines at this address, it sees a significant amount of time aging in bottle before release – at least 4 years. Carlos Esteva also will release wines based on how they taste rather than sequentially – perhaps troubling for sticklers but appreciated by restauranteurs.