92 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
"A rarely seen varietal Cinsault, the 2017 Minervois les Farradjales comes from 70-year-old vines planted on a west-facing slope. Aged in foudre, it shows the enchanting and soaring floral and spice aromatics the variety is known for, with hints of roses, violets, cracked pepper and star anise, among others. Medium-bodied, it's crisp and silky, immediately accessible yet concentrated enough to last 5-6 years. The Burgundy of the Minervois?"
"A high vineyard at 450 m of 70-year-old Cinsault. Small production.
Lovely stuff with masses of character and structure. Pale crimson. Packed full of sweet juiciness and appeal. Ready to enjoy at a wide range of temperatures with or without food. Lovely persistence even though I guess this is the entry-level bottling. Real substance here. In the Grenache/Cinsault spectrum (I wrote this before looking the wine up), I assume, though there's a little grip on the end. 17/20 points."
The Australian Financial Review
"Brunnhilde Claux is particularly passionate about the local cinsault grape. The variety can crop heavily, and most Minervois winemakers use it for rosé or to bulk out cheaper red blends. But from her low-yielding vines, Claux's cinsault is a different wine altogether: fresh, juicy red berry perfume, intensely flavoured but elegant and silky fruit, spicy, brambly tannins. Just gorgeous."
Vinous Reverie Notes
Rarely does Cinsault get its due. It certainly shows up in small percentages in various French Mediterranean reds and frequently in higher percentages in many rosés, but seldom does it take the stage solo. Farradjales in made from 70 year-old Cinsault planted on a west-facing hillside at an elevation of 350m and on gravelly marl and limestone soils. In the hands of Brunnhilde Claux this already expressive and aromatic variety shines with velvety red fruits and winsome spice notes perfectly suited to her hands-off approach in the cellar.