Wine Spectator 95
"Breathtaking dark fruit flavors lead to a stunning display of fig, boysenberry coulis, blueberry paste and anisesteeped black currant flavors, all backed by ganache and black tea. The muscle shows up on the pure and balanced finish, characterized by tarry grip and drive. Best from 2015 through 2030."
Robert Parker 92-94
"The 2010 Chateauneuf du Pape Tradition (60% Grenache, a whopping 35% Syrah and 5% Mourvedre) is aged in tank (the Grenache and Mourvedre) and oak (the Syrah). This impressive, full-bodied, dense purple-colored wine reveals plenty of sweet aromas of blackberries, black raspberries, licorice, camphor and flowers. It should drink well for 15+ years."
Rhone Report 93
"The same blend and elevage as the 2011, the 2010 Domaine Giraud Châteauneuf-du-Pape is fantastic base cuvee and yields ripe, decadent aromas of blackberry liqueur, roasted meats, creamy licorice, and spice aromas and flavors to go with a full-bodied, supple, and lavishly textured Châteauneuf-du-Pape. Despite the richness and texture, it has rock solid underlying structure, with notable freshness, plenty of ripe tannin, and no shortage of length. It should be purchased by the case, and consumed over the coming 15+ years."