(2011 Vintage) Syrah Destemmed harvest Limestony sands, red clay, rolling stones. Aged in vat. Two sources compose this wine for many years now: I am impressed by the way they are consistant in quality whatever the vintage is. Vinsobres brings the freshness, the complexity, the strenght and the relief. The «villafranchiennes terraces» from the Gard area (huge terraces of rolling stones) generate the colour, the power, the generosity of a southern syrah. These two go so well together, are so complementary, that I will not change this recipe. What I look for in this wine is a bright fruit followed by a well-structured mouth with a good texture. I am not necesarly searching for an ageing potential, but apparently, this bottle does age.. The syrah from the southern rhone does not have the finesse of a good northern rhone syrah, but it has a fresh fruit full of charm.. Blackcurrant, oriental spices, liquorish, violet.
Robert Parker(2011 Vintage) Rating: 92/100 - As reviewed by Robert Parker on 12/20/2013
Wine Advocate(2004 Vintage) Rating: (86-88) - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 163 on Feb-06
Wine Spectator(2004 Vintage) Rating: 91/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 11/15/06
Wine Spectator(2010 Vintage) Rating: 93/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 08/29/2012