Sourced from sandy soils in La Crau and Pignan, the 2015 Chateauneuf du Pape Grenaches de Pierre is an incredible wine. Full-bodied, with a rich, unctuous texture and yet no sense of excess weight, it offers up scents of licorice and dark fruit, yet it somehow remains fresh through the long, velvety finish. It appears to have the stuffing to age for 20 years. Bravo!
97 points, Joe Czerwinski, Wine Advocate (Issue # 233 - Oct 2017)
Gorgeous, with black tea and warm anise aromas leading the way for a core of ganache, raspberry pâte de fruit, plum cake and blackberry compote flavors. Dense and fleshy, featuring a terrific bolt of graphite coursing through the back end. Inviting, but cellar this for maximum effect. Best from 2020 through 2040. 208 cases made.
97 points, James Molesworth, Wine Spectator (Oct 2017)
From three parcels of sandy soils (one in Pignan and two in the La Crau lieu-dit), the 2015 Châteauneuf-du-Pape Grenaches de Pierre is a more finesse-driven wine that offers beautiful notes of blackberries, leafy herbs, blueberries, and pepper. Burgundian and incredibly elegant on the palate, with fine tannin, it’s another gorgeous wine from Marie Giraud that needs forgotten for 4-5 years and enjoyed over the following two decades.
95 points, Jeb Dunnuck (Oct 2017)