Robert Parker(1999 Vintage) "The superb 1999 Chateauneuf du Pape Cuvee des Felix is a profound example of the vintage. An opaque purple color is accompanied by intense aromas of salty sea breezes intermixed with garrigue, blackberry and cherry jam, dried herbs, and Asian spices. It is exceptionally powerful as well as super-concentrated, with great purity and overall symmetry. Give it another 2-3 years of cellaring and enjoy it over the following 16-18 years. Wow! "
International Wine Cellar(1998 Vintage) Deep ruby-red. Huge, roasted nose features maraschino cherry and an exotic hint of apricot; an obvious low-SO2 sample that could be fresher. Powerful, viscous and full-bodied; impressively concentrated but less vibrant today than the above. Just short of heavy, in the way of so many low-acid special cuvees from superripe fruit. Finishes impressively long and powerful, with tannins buried in fruit. My score may prove to be conservative.
Wine Advocate(2001 Vintage) Rating: (89-91) - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 145 on Feb-03
Wine Spectator(2001 Vintage) Rating: 96/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 04/30/05