Vinous 94pts: "Brilliant ruby-red. Smoke-accented aromas of red and dark berry preserves, star anise and candied flowers convey a subtle hint of garrigue in the background. Sweet, seamless and broad on the palate, offering concentrated black raspberry and rose pastille flavors that turn spicier with air. Rich but vibrant as well, with no excess fat. Supple tannins build steadily on a very long, incisive finish that leaves behind notes of dark berries and candied flowers. Range: 92-94"
Wine & Spirits 92pts: "Claire Fabre turned out a bright, vivacious Chateauneuf-du-Pape from her vineyards, 37 acres devoted mainly to old vines, some over 100 years old. It tastes of red raspberries and black plums, mint, herbs and earth. The tannins are firm yet elastic, like long, lean muscles, the wine approachable now yet capable of aging well over the next five to ten years."