Wine & Spirits 91 points - The best value from this estate is the sensational 2010 Chateauneuf du Pape, a blend of 70% Grenache, 15% Syrah and 15% Mourvedre from 50-year-old vines aged in concrete tank as well as old wood foudres. Copious aromas of garrigue, seaweed, ground pepper, creme de cassis and kirsch jump from the glass of this opaque ruby/purple-colored, full-bodied, multidimensional, rich, pure 2010. Drink it over the next 10-15 years.
This is dark but racy and driven, with a gorgeous Turkish coffee note giving way to flavors of roasted fig, blackberry paste and bakerís chocolate. Polished and seamless through the finish, with a tarry echo adding grip and length. Best from 2014 through 2027.óJ.M.
Dark and alluring, with fig, cocoa powder and coffee notes up front, followed by a large core of dark fig and mulled currant fruit. A dash of espresso helps fill out the muscular finish. Best from 2010 through 2025. 3,000 cases made.