#58 Wine Spectator Top 100 of 2012
Dark with purple undertones. On the nose, intense on notes of violet, black fruit and spices, black pepper and licorice. On the mouth, the wine is round, full-bodied, with huge finesse and elegant tannins. A very fresh wine.
"Dense and layered, but very refined, with a violet note stitching the crushed black cherry, steeped blackberry
and anise flavors together, while an iron note adds range to the finish. Drink now through 2018."
"The 2010 Cotes du Rhone-Villages Vinsobres Les Cornuds (equal parts Syrah and Grenache) is aged in truncated foudres. It possesses a dense purple color as well as abundant notes of crushed rocks, acacia flowers and blueberry and blackberry liqueur, good acidity, and a decade of life ahead of it.
The Wine Advocate