(1999 Vintage) Made from parcels of old vines (60-90 years in age) planted in terroirs of great personality and complexity. Grapes picked when fully ripe and meticulously hand-sorted for extra concentration. Very low yield: 15-20 hl/hectare. These old vines were planted in a mix of varieties: the symphony of 13 varieties is thus in evidence, but with a majority of Grenache. This wine spends a long time in vats, and is matured in the most traditional ways: no filtration, 18 months' ageing in oak casks, fined with fresh egg whites, bottled and left to rest in our cellars.
Wine Advocate(2005 Vintage) Rating: (92-95) - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 169 on Feb-07
Robert Parker(2005 Vintage) Rating: 92-95 - As reviewed by The Wine Advocate in Issue 169
Robert Parker(2011 Vintage) Rating: 93/100 - As reviewed by Robert Parker on 10/12/2013
Wine Spectator(2011 Vintage) Rating: 93/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 10/23/2013