93 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "A prodigious effort, the 2009 Lirac Clos de Sixte blows away the 2008. This dense purple-colored wine offers up notes of black truffles, charcoal, blackberries, kirsch, garrigue, new saddle leather, herbs de Provence, spice box, and smoke. It possesses great fruit, full-bodied power, excellent depth, and abundant silky tannins. Drink it over the next 6-8 years." (08/10) 92 points Wine Enthusiast: "Filled with wonderfully ripe fruit, yet fresh and floral in character, this is a top example of Lirac. Black cherry fruit forms the core, supported by firm acids and tannins and accented by hints of licorice on the long finish. Drink now-2020." (10/10) 90 points Wine Spectator: "This displays nice range, featuring layers of dark fig, raspberry and blackberry fruit woven with graphite and roasted espresso notes. Nicely buried acidity keeps the finish driving along. Drink now through 2012." (08/11) 15% abv.
Very Good, by Wine Night
Wine Advocate(2005 Vintage) Rating: (90-92) - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 169 on Feb-07