Moving to the reds, the 2018 Châteauneuf Du Pape offers the rounded, seamless style of the vintage as well as textbook notes of kirsch, cassis, spice, and garrigue. It’s a ripe, sexy, beautiful traditional cuvée to drink over the coming 15 years.
92-94 points, Jeb Dunnuck (Aug 2019)
The 2018 Chateauneuf du Pape is only about 75% Grenache, as that variety suffered more from mildew than the others. Raspberries and chocolate appear on the nose of this medium to full-bodied wine, whose tannins are impeccably ripe and silky, finishing clean and precise. It should drink well on release and for the next 7-8 years.
90-92 points, Joe Czerwinski, Wine Advocate (Issue # 244 - Aug 2019)