95 points Vinous
"Glistening ruby-red. Candied red fruits, exotic spices, potpourri and a hint of vanilla on the expansive, intensely perfumed nose. Stains the palate with sappy raspberry and cherry liqueur and spicecake flavors that show outstanding definition and minerally lift. Clings with outstanding tenacity on the finish, which features harmonious tannins and resonating red fruit and floral notes." (VM)
93 points Wine Enthusiast
"Delicate hints of clove and smoked cedar lend spice to rich, penetrating raspberry and black cherry in this Grenache-dominant blend augmented by Syrah and Mourvèdre. Sourced from ancient vines averaging a century old, it's a big, brawny wine with teeth staining, deeply extracted fruit and tightly edged, peppery tannins. Approaching peak now, it's best enjoyed 2022–2030."
Vinous Reverie Notes
97% Grenache, 3% field blend (co-fermented); Plot selection from the oldest vineyards (planted in 1903 & 1906); aged 100% in barrels (228L). Powerful, extremely perfumed nose of ripe black cherry, plum, kirsch and Provençal spices; huge attack loaded with intense garrigue, toasty oak, grilled meat & cracked black pepper. This is massively extracted, powerful wine; the finish is well over a minute long. Easily a 30 year wine.