- Nick's Import
2015 Tardieu-Laurent Vacqueyras Vieilles Vignes
Opaque ruby. Highly perfumed aromas of ripe blue fruits, Asian spices and incense pick up a vibrant mineral flourish with air. Palate-staining, appealingly sweet boysenberry, cherry and spicecake flavors are complemented by an exotic floral pastille quality and a touch of spiciness. Rich but energetic as well, showing impressive finishing clarity and smooth, even tannins that sneak in slowly. Drink 2022 - 2030.
Josh Raynolds - Vinous (Nov 2018)
Solid, with enmeshed notes of black licorice, fig paste and boysenberry preserves, lined with brambly grip and backed by a roasted apple wood accent on the finish. Best from 2019 through 2023. 550 cases made, 20 cases imported.
James Molesworth - Wine Spectator
70% Grenache (over 60 years old), 25% Syrah (40 years old), 5% Mourvèdre (40 years old). Two-thirds whole bunch, aged in one-year-old barrels.
Blackish ruby. Sweet and silky on the nose – most alluring already. Heady. Round with very gentle tannins that make their presence felt only on the very end, along with a hint of alcoholic warmth. This really does taste of Provençal sunshine; there could even be a hint of lavender along with the sautéed plums. Drink 2018 – 2026.
Jancis Robinson MW