Wine Spectator 92
Solid, with gently mulled plum, black currant and dark cherry fruit inlaid with notes of tar, licorice and tobacco leaf. Offers a gutsy edge on the finish, held by briary grip.
Wine Advocate 91
There's a fair bit of new oak in this 2015 Chateauneuf du Pape, but the wine has absorbed it well. This medium to full-bodied blend of 50% Grenache, 40% Syrah and 10% Mourvèdre is fairly tannic yet smooth in texture and restrained in style, offering notions of milk chocolate, peanut and subtle cherry notes. Worth holding a year or two to give it time to relax and unclench.
Wine Enthusiast 91
Hints of fur, bramble and moss lend elegance to forward, fruity tones of black plum and mulberry in this wine. It's an easygoing, accessible red with soft acidity and ripe tannins, but maintains an alluring whisper of earthiness through the finish.