Wine Spectator"Beautifully pure blackberry and raspberry fruit is woven with toast, grilled herb and tar flavors, all buttressed with a firm, tannic spine. Concentrated, long, chewy finish opens in the glass to show an elegant side as well. Should age wonderfully. Drink now through 2020. 1,200 cases made." "The opulent, concentrated, modern-styled 2003 Chateauneuf du Pape La Cote Ronde saw some barrique aging. It boasts a dense ruby/purple color as well as a sweet nose of black currants, tobacco, cigar smoke, ...
International Wine CellarRating: 93/100 - As reviewed by International Wine Cellar in Issue 124, January/February 2006 ($50) Deep red. Spicy and energetic on the nose, with vibrant blackberry, cherry and sweet floral aromas. This displays more energy and vivacity than the 2004 version today. Sweet, velvety and round, with lush dark berry, mocha and coffee flavors that build and expand through the finish. A serious wine that should age extremely well. (Represented by Russell Herman/World Wine Sourc...
Robert ParkerRating: 91/100 - As reviewed by The Wine Advocate in Issue 163
Wine AdvocateRating: (91-94) - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 156 on Dec-04