The finest wine ever from this estate is the 2016 Gigondas Vieilles Vignes, which is 60% Grenache, 30% Syrah, and 10% Mourvèdre that was destemmed and brought up in 30% new barrels. (The Grenache was brought up all in concrete.) It’s an incredibly gorgeous, full-bodied, powerful yet elegant Gigondas that has rocking notes of plums, black raspberries, kirsch, spice, and new saddle leather literally soaring from the glass. With ultra-fine tannins, a silky, seamless texture, no hard edges, and a great, great finish, it’s a wine to buy by the case.
95 points, Jeb Dunnuck (Sep 2018)
This has beautiful raspberry puree, cassis and plum sauce flavors forming the core and stretching out nicely while anise, black tea and violet notes fill in throughout. Has grip, but with a bright feel due to fresh acidity. Approachable already, but there's no rush. Drink now through 2028. 1,800 cases made, 180 cases imported.
93 points, James Molesworth, Wine Spectator (Nov 2018)
Muscular and commanding, this bold, voluminous wine offers concentrated but pristine blueberry and plum flavors. It's creamy and expansive on the palate, its curves framed by soft, sinewy tannins and yielding acidity. Drink now–2026.
93 points, Anna Lee C. Iijima, Wine Enthusiast (Dec 2018)