Wine Advocate(2005 Vintage) "The l'Hortus 2005 Coteaux du Languedoc Pic Saint-Loup Grande Cuvee red reflects a stressfully hot summer, says Orliac, but happily here, he claims, the rains fell right between the white and red grape harvests. Black raspberry, resinous herbs, and wood smoke in the nose lead to a juicy and surprisingly tart-edged black fruit character on the palate, with singed yet bloody meat undertones, slightly detached tannins, and some superficial suggestion of toasted oak by way of coconut and vanilla. An ...
Wine Spectator(2003 Vintage) "Powerful, exotic, luscious. This red really brings it all together with its firm, seductive flavors of red fruit, meat and Asian spice, backed up by plenty of structure and loads of silky tannins. Finish is filled with layers of chocolate and licorice. Drink now through 2015. 200 cases imported."