(2011 Vintage) High-pitched red and dark berry aromas are complicated by licorice and candied violet. Lithe and precise in the mouth, offering gently sweet black raspberry and floral pastille flavors that gain weight with air. Smooth and floral on the insistent finish, which is framed by harmonious tannins.
BBR: Monsieur Rostaing is a real genious. All about the pure syrah fruit, these develop wonderful meaty characters with age. Sourced from 13 lieux-dits the Classique is an elegant and very self-assured wine. Balance is fundamental here; the Syrah has provided the fruit and the charm, the winemaker has completed the work with real skill. Drink 2012-2016.
Wine Advocate(2001 Vintage) Rating: (89-91) - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 147 on Jun-03
Wine Spectator(2004 Vintage) Rating: 89/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 5/07