Even better out of bottle than it was last year out of tank, the 2016 Cairanne Vieilles Vignes (note this cuvée is not labeled Vieilles Vignes in most markets, simply Cairanne) delivers copious amounts of spice, cola and blueberries. A blend of 60% Grenache, 30% Syrah and 5% each Carignan and Mourvèdre, it's full-bodied, rich and velvety yet remains fresh and long on the finish.
92 points, Joe Czerwinski, Wine Advocate (Issue # Interim - Nov 2018)
The 2016 Cairanne Cuvée Tradition is another winner but needs a year or two of bottle age. Violets, black cherries, iodine, and new saddle leather all emerge from this old-school beauty that has medium to full body, terrific complexity, and a firm, tannic core. Hide bottles for 2-3 years and enjoy through 2026.
90+ points, Jeb Dunnuck (Sep 2018)