91-93 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
"Change of category, the Pic Saint Loup Great Cuvée 2013, in its intense color, is a remarkable wine. Full-bodied, ripe, supple and charming, it is loaded with notes of black raspberry, blackberry, broken rock, smoked meat and licorice. Like many of 2013, it leads to the cool, straight and elegant side of the vintage, and still presents a beautiful depth and richness."
Karen McNeil - The Wine Bible
"Domaine de l'Hortus is known for soft, dense reds with waves of wild resinous herbs (garigue) and the scent of woodlands floating through them. At their best, they are dark reds with a delicious savoriness reminiscent of meat juices. This wine comes into your mouth with a big arc of flavor and finishes with a spicy/minerally bang. The domaine is a family estate lying in a valley between two facing limestone cliffs, the Pic Saint Loup and the Montagne de l'Hortus. The word hortus is a Latin for "garden," a reference to the many gardens the Romans found, to their surprise, when they arrived in the area. Long before then, this valley and the many natural caves embedded in the surrounding, protective mountains are thought to have been one of the areas where Neanderthals found refuge."