The most impressive Rasteau to have ever passed these lips, the 2016 Rasteau Cuvee Fleur de Confiance is a full-bodied, richly muscular wine that takes all the warmth and power of the appellation and somehow turns it elegant. Black cherries, licorice and cocoa all come together seamlessly into a cascade of spice, cola and fruit, then ends with great length, soft tannins and finely ground stone. The secret to this 4,000-bottle cuvée is old-vine Grenache grown on blue clay. At the time of my visit, it was unclear if there will be a Fleur de Confiance bottled in 2017.
97 points, Joe Czerwinski, Wine Advocate (Issue # 239 - Oct 2018)
The 2016 Rasteau Cuvée Fleur De Confiance is a brilliant blend of 70% Grenache, 20% Syrah and the rest Mourvèdre that’s brought up all in foudre. This spice, garrigue, new saddle leather, and licorice-scented beauty boasts tremendous red and black fruits, a rocking sense of minerality, full body, and a seamless, elegant yet powerful mouthfeel. It will keep for 10-15 years.
95 points, Jeb Dunnuck (Sep 2018)