92 points Wine Enthusiast
"Gerin's lieu-dit wines from 2013 are both successful. Les Grandes Places is muscular but not musclebound, combining finesse and elegance with elements of roasted meat and grilled fruit. After 20 months in new oak, the nose reveals hints of baking spices, but those are balanced by blueberry and pepper elements. Drink 2018–2028." Cellar Selection
"Cloaked in oak on the nose, and very tannic. Smoked meat and fragrant wood shavings on the palate. Formidable and massive – full of precocious appeal now, but needs years to really hit its stride. 18/20 points. (RH)"
Vinous Reverie Notes
Tasting Notes: Bright purple with an explosively perfumed bouquet that displays ripe, spice-tinged blackberry, cherry compote, incense and smoky bacon scents, backed by vanilla and mocha qualities. Huge mouthfeel, it is a wine with power and sustainability. Offers palate-staining dark fruit liqueur, vanilla and candied violet flavors that are lifted and given focus by a jolt of juicy acidity. Youthfully firm tannins build steadily through a strikingly long, penetrating finish that repeats the blue fruit and floral qualities. Ages gracefully for 10+ years from vintage date. Will perfectly accompany red meats and games, charcuteries, strong cheeses.