"Clean dark color. More generous on the palate, with pretty red and black plum and berry flavors underscored with spice and mahogany. Medium full to full bodied, with moderate depth, structure and length, making for a drink-me-now kind of red Rh\ufffdne, and a pleasant one at that."
"89 pts Wine Spectator There's fine balance and structure to the dark red fruit and dried cherry flavors. Subtle spice notes provide lively accents, with a beefy finish. Lis $14.99 Kahn's $10.99"
"92 Pts. WS. Nicely packed with fig, plum and currant fruit, all pushed by dark coffee and graphite notes on the rich finish. This has really solid drive and purity, with more grip than most in this vintage. Equal parts Grenache and Syrah. Drink now through 2028."
"Renowned for its exceptional value for money (included recently in the famous Wall Street Journal), La Vieille Ferme Blanc is fruity, crisp and soft with great body. A wonderful enjoyment wine!"
"93 pts WS This has a sappy feel, with lots of kirsch, cherries jubilee and red licorice notes running together, while fruitcake, raspberry pate and Campari accents fill the sleek finish. Best from 2015 through 2025."
"94 Wine Spectator Very showy, with exuberant plum eau de vie, mint and toasty spice aromas giving way to dense but silky-textured raspberry and blackberry fruit flavors at the core, followed by a?a? and loganberry fruit on the finish. Shows lots of range and length, with racy underlying acidity. Best from 2014 through 2030."
"92 pts Wine Advocate Spicy, gamey, and peppery, with loads of earth, kirsch, and black currant characteristics, the 2006 Gigondas Les Hautes Garrigues is on a faster evolutionary track than the 2007. A big, powerful wine oozing with Provencal typicity, this beauty should drink nicely for 12-15 years."
"91 Points- Wine Enthusiast. Editor's Choice. 50% Grenache, 25% Syrah and 25% Mourv?dre. Aromas of leather and liniment combine with pepper and clove scents on the nose, while the palate adds just enough cherry fruit and supple plushness to make it easy to drink."
"96 Robert Parker Deep ruby/purple in color, the wine exhibits very up-front, precocious, sexy plum, black currant, and sweet cherry notes intermixed with some floral hints, licorice, and garrigue. It is dense, full-bodied. It is a brilliant, full-throttle, seamless Chateauneuf du Pape capable of lasting for up to two decades, although few people will be able to resist its exuberant youthfulness."
"90 Points- Wine Advocate. Very rich and with a wonderful creamy texture, the wine is based on a tight and refined tannic structure and develops, with a lot of energy, a palette of black fruits and fine spices. One of the great wines of the vintage!"