93 points Jeb Dunnuck
"The 2016 Saint-Drézéry La Closerie du Pic is a blend of 65% Grenache and 35% Syrah with the Grenache aged all in concrete tanks and the Syrah in new and once used French oak. This beauty offers killer notes of blueberries, blackberries, peppery herbs, earth, and graphite. Silky, full-bodied, with awesome purity of fruit, sweet tannin, and a great finish, it’s another great wine from this estate. It’s going to benefit from a year or two of bottle age and keep through 2026."
92 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
"The 2016 Pic Saint Loup La Closerie du Pic, a blend of Syrah and Grenache, features striking aromas of crushed stone to go along with the familiar cola and plum notes so typical of this estate's style. It's full-bodied and softly tannic but concentrated, with more freshness, energy and length than the entry-level wines. It should drink well for up to a decade."
"65% Grenache, 35% Syrah.
Much less expressive than their Tête de Bélier on the nose. Creamy and sweet at first, turning to a bitter juniper and olive flavour on the finish. Chunky structure. Dense black fruit. 17/20 points. (RH)"
Vinous Reverie Notes
Pic Saint Loup, a region named for the jagged, limestone mountain at its center. Here elevation and poor limestone soils combine to make wines of incredible freshness and balance despite their southerly latitude. Gerard Bru has taken note of this terroir, one that very close to his home base in Saint-Drézéry yet at the same time quite apart. Closerie du Pic, captures the unique qualities of this region by blending Grenache, aged in tank, with Syrah aged in new and second-fill French oak barrels.