"Complex aromas of flowers, incense, ground pepper, raspberries, and cherries emerge from the 2003 Chateauneuf du Pape. This dense ruby/purple-colored, full-bodied effort reveals firm tannin, loads of freshness, superb concentration, and an earthy, powerful yet elegant finish. Give it 2-3 years of bottle age, and consume it over the following 12-15."
"Alain and Baptiste Grangeon are potential new superstars from Chateauneuf du Pape, and this offering is representative of the sensational wines that have emerged from their vineyards in the northeastern sector, near Courthezon, over the last three years. This wine is a structured, tannic, somewhat backward effort that goes against the tendency of this vintage to produce fleshy, opulent, succulent Chateauneufs that generally require early consumption."
-Wine Advocate 90-92 Points