"The 2003 Châteauneuf du Pape's deep ruby/purple-tinged color is accompanied by a sumptuous bouquet of kirsch, cassis, licorice and smoke. With great fruit, a terrific texture, medium to full body, and a heady, opulent, alcoholic finish, it should provide immense pleasure over the next 8-10 years."
- Robert Parker Jr., The Wine Advocate, 90-92 pts
"Loaded with dark currant and blackberry fruit, this has sinew, muscle and flesh to its texture along with tar, grilled beef and mineral notes pumping through the finish. Best from 2006 through 2020."
- J.M., Wine Spectator Insider, 92 pts