"92 Pts. WS. Nicely packed with fig, plum and currant fruit, all pushed by dark coffee and graphite notes on the rich finish. This has really solid drive and purity, with more grip than most in this vintage. Equal parts Grenache and Syrah. Drink now through 2028."
"93 pts WS This has a sappy feel, with lots of kirsch, cherries jubilee and red licorice notes running together, while fruitcake, raspberry pate and Campari accents fill the sleek finish. Best from 2015 through 2025."
"94 Wine Spectator Very showy, with exuberant plum eau de vie, mint and toasty spice aromas giving way to dense but silky-textured raspberry and blackberry fruit flavors at the core, followed by a?a? and loganberry fruit on the finish. Shows lots of range and length, with racy underlying acidity. Best from 2014 through 2030."
"96 Robert Parker Deep ruby/purple in color, the wine exhibits very up-front, precocious, sexy plum, black currant, and sweet cherry notes intermixed with some floral hints, licorice, and garrigue. It is dense, full-bodied. It is a brilliant, full-throttle, seamless Chateauneuf du Pape capable of lasting for up to two decades, although few people will be able to resist its exuberant youthfulness."
"90 Points- Wine Advocate. Very rich and with a wonderful creamy texture, the wine is based on a tight and refined tannic structure and develops, with a lot of energy, a palette of black fruits and fine spices. One of the great wines of the vintage!"
"This CDR shows soft structure with black and blue fruit. Blackberry, blueberry and lavender are intermixed with the tell tale kirsch component that comes from ripe Grenache. This offering displays soft, silky tannin but with definition."
"91 Points- Wine Spectator. Subtle yet complex aromas are rich and intriguing, and the flavors carry through on the palate, with notes of spice, ripe cherry and raisin, cedar and wild herb. Well defined, showing good intensity in a classic regional style."
"94 Points- Wine Spectator. Modest aromas of red berry and tobacco belie the power in this dense, fleshy '95, with layers of grilled beef, chestnut, mineral, tar and garrigue flavors that keep pumping through a long, dark, ripe finish. Very brawny in style, but plenty of flesh and fruit for balance.--1995 Ch?teauneuf-du-Pape retrospective. Drink now through 2020."
"90 Points- Vinous. 84% Grenache, 10% Syrah, 6% Mourv?dre. Vivid ruby. Fresh raspberry and cherry aromas are complicated by allspice and white pepper. Silky and open-knit, offering gently sweet red fruit flavors that deepen and pick up a smoky quality with air. Pliant, supple and broad on the persistent finish, with the raspberry and spice notes echoing"
"A deep red color of ruby or ripe cherry. Bouquet of ripe red fruits and bilberries. Good tannic structure. The nose of ripe fruits is confirmed on the palate and develops to some hints of raspberries and blackcurrant. A well-balanced and harmonious wine which displays a great length."