(From 2011 Vintage) Deep ruby. Ripe cherry, spicecake, garrigue and an exotic hint of flowers on the intensely perfumed nose. Sappy and fresh as well as dense, offering intense raspberry and cherry flavors and a touch of candied licorice. Finishes with fine-grained tannins, building sweetness and excellent spicy persistence.
(From 2003 Vintage) "Barruol is a sharp guy who realizes that even though he was born, raised, and has his home vineyard in Gigondas, the greatest appellation of the southern Rhone is Chateauneuf du Pape..." - Wine Advocate 90-92 Points
Wine Advocate(From 2003 Vintage) Rating: (90-92) - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 156 on Dec-04