"Inky purple. Explosively aromatic, captivating bouquet of raspberry, cherry, mocha and Asian spices. Very sexy wine, with deep, sweet red and dark fruit preserve flavors, silky tannins, outstanding palate coverage and lingering spiciness."
-International Wine Cellar 93-95
"Since 1996, their Chateauneuf du Pape Cuvee de la Reine des Bois has been one of the stars of the vintage. The blue/purple-hued 2006 exhibits aromas of charcoal, creme de cassis, roasted herbs, meat juices, licorice, and camphor. Full-bodied, dense, and concentrated with sweet tannin, adequate acidity, and a stunningly long finish (40+ seconds), this beauty is one of the vintage's most complete and concentrated wines. Anticipated maturity: 2009-2023."
-Wine Advocate 92-95