Scents of bay leaf and clove accent red raspberries and Bing cherries on the nose of the 2018 Chateauneuf du Pape Lucile Avril, a cuvée dominated by old-vine Grenache. Medium to full-bodied, gorgeously silky and fine, with ample complexity, this delivers the goods, finishing in a gentle wash of soft tannins and hints of dark chocolate and licorice. It should drink well for up to a decade, perhaps even a bit longer.
93 points, Joe Czerwinski, Wine Advocate (Issue # 251 - Oct 2020)
Continuing to show well, the 2018 Châteauneuf Du Pape Lucile Avril offers lots of up-front charm with its soft, seductive, medium to full-bodied mouthfeel as well as classic red berry fruits, notes of spice, flowery incense, and garrigue, terrific balance, and outstanding length. It's beautifully done and one of the top wines in the vintage.
93 points, Jeb Dunnuck (Apr 2021)