A classic northern Rhône Syrah that has both richness and finesse, the 2010 Domaine des Grands Chemins delivers an outstanding array of black raspberry fruit, cracked pepper, violets, and smoked bacon-like aromas and flavors. Pure, fresh, and energetic, with a medium-bodied, elegant texture, ripe, polished tannin, and a great finish, it is a superb value that will benefit from short term cellaring, and have over a decade of longevity.
92 points, Jeb Dunnuck (Issue # 15 - Mar 2013)
The dense purple-colored 2010 Crozes-Hermitage Domaine des Grands Chemins offers abundant meaty, smoky, tapenade, creme de cassis and bay leaf notes as well as exceptional intensity and full-bodied power. It can be drunk early in life or cellared for 10-15 years.
91 points, Robert Parker's Wine Advocate (Issue # 204 - Dec 2012)
Inky purple. Very primary aromas and flavors of cherry pit, dark berries and licorice. Sappy and densely packed, with solid finishing punch and lingering smokiness. This is a pretty tough read right now.
88-91 points, Stephen Tanzer's Int'l Wine Cellar (Mar/Apr 2012)