A blend of 47% Cabernet Sauvignon, 22% Grenache, 12% Syrah, 9% Mourvèdre, 8% Merlot and 2% Petit Verdot, the 2016 Odyssée has a medium to deep garnet color, charging out of the glass with bold scents of blueberry preserves, chocolate-covered cherries and blackberry pie, giving way to notions of smoked meats, blackcurrant pastilles, licorice and cracked black pepper. The full-bodied palate (14.5% alcohol) is full-on rich and seductive, delivering bags of savory-laced black and blue fruits with a gorgeous velvety texture and seamless freshness, finishing long with loads of pepper and mineral sparks. Delicious right now, it is still very youthful and primary. It should easily cellar for another 20 years or more.
94 points, Lisa Perrotti-Brown, Wine Advocate (Jul 2021)
Pierre Graf’s blend of Médoc and Rhône material is a thing of beauty. This has a riot of ripe red and purpleberry aromas with a wealth of fragrant, floral and cocoa powder notes. There’s a smooth and succulent feel to the gently grainy palate that holds super fresh and seamless into the juicy finish. Polished and delicious blend of 63% cabernet sauvignon from North Medoc, 23% grenache from Rhône Valley and syrah from Rhône Valley. Drink or hold.
93 points, James Suckling (Mar 2019)
A powerful mix of Cabernet, Grenache and Syrah that suggests Gigondas power with a more structured tannic backbone. It comes from a mix of two terroirs - Médoc gravels and Rhône granite and loam - which translates on the palate to the Cabernet giving clear tannic structure and dark cassis fruits that melt into the richer blackberry and raspberry fruits of the southern Rhône varieties. Concentrated yet welcoming, highly enjoyable, with tight spices. Blend is completed with 9% Mourvèdre, 8% Merlot, 2% Petit Verdot.
93 points, Jane Anson, Decanter (Apr 2020)