Wine Spectator 93pts: "Offers a plump core of plum, black cherry and raspberry fruit, lined with singed anise and red licorice notes. Displays a juicy, brambly feel through the finish. Fruit-driven, but delivers ample depth for the vintage. Drink now through"
Wine Advocate 92pts: "A gorgeous base cuvee, the 2011 Chateauneuf du Pape Signature checks in as a blend of 65% Grenache and the rest Syrah, Mourvedre and Cinsault that’s aged all in tank and larger foudre. Dishing out loads of black cherry, toasted spice, red licorice and underbrush, this medium to fullbodied beauty is seamless, silky and refined on the palate, with ultra-fine tannin. Already superb, it should nevertheless evolve gracefully on its balance and harmony."