THE WINE FRONT – Campbell Mattinson, October 2007
Ripper drink. Something for everyone here. Big hit of sweet aniseed, but a dazzling array of hay, cedarwood, raisins and assertive, rasping tannin too. Would be great with the right food. Serious and salacious at once. Drink: 2008-2015. Rating: 91 Points.
ROBERT PARKER’S WINE ADVOCATE – Issue 173, October 2007
The 2006 Grenache was sourced from bush vines planted in 1921 and spent 12 months in seasoned French Oak. Medium/dark ruby-coloured, it has a superb perfume of pepper, earth, herbs, spice box, and black cherry. Supple-textured, it has a soft blanket of ripe tannin, layers of ripe fruit, excellent depth of flavour, and a long, fruit-filled finish. It will evolve for 4-6 years but can be enjoyed now with Provencal cuisine. Rating: 90 Points.