"Gardine's 2003 Chateauneuf du Pape Cuvee des Generations boasts a blue/purple hue to the rim along with potent, heady notes of lead pencil shavings, espresso, white chocolate, black currants, and cherries. This heady, full-bodied, powerful wine always points in the direction of an internationally styled Chateauneuf du Pape, but with aeration and close inspection, a glorious combination of red and black fruits, Provencal spices and herbs, and loads of typicity is revealed. However, patience is a virtue. As with most top vintages, this is one of the most backward examples produced. Anticipated maturity: 2009-2020+."
-Robert Parker, Wine Advocate 92-94