James Suckling – 97 points
If anyone tells you that Châteauneuf is just a big red that’s never elegant, then they need to taste this masterpiece of elegance. So many spicy and savory nuances on the very concentrated but almost perfectly proportioned palate. This is both joyful and serious at the very long, focused finish. Decades of aging potential! Drink or hold.
powerfully, with a flourish of rich Mexican chocolate on the long, silky finish. It should drink well for up to 20 years.