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Louis Bernard Reviews

Score: (89-91) | December 30, 2016 | Wine Advocate

The value-priced 2015 Crozes Hermitage is another smoking good wine from this négociant. Blackberries, plums, licorice, crushed rocks and a hint of pepper all emerge from this beauty, which hits the palate with medium to full-bodied richness, sweet tannin and a great finish. Drink it on release and over the following 5-6 years.

Score: 90 | September 1, 2016 | Wine Enthusiast

As demand for Châteauneuf-du-Pape has crept up over the years, so has the price of this bottling. It’s still a reasonable value in a silky, full-bodied wine to drink in its youth. A hint of parsley-like green accents gently warmed raspberry compote, all framed by vanilla and mocha. — J.C. 

Score: 88 - Best Buy | September 1, 2016 | Wine Enthusiast

This is a plump, medium-bodied rosé, one that ably marries strawberry fruit with hints of cracked pepper and cinnamon. Best Buy. —J.C. 

Score: 88 - Best Buy | July 1, 2016 | Wine Enthusiast

This Plump, succulent wine has enough cinnamon and peppery spice notes to maintain interest sip after sip. 

Score: 88 | June 2, 2016 | Vinous/Antonio Galloni

Vivid ruby-red. Jammy red berries and a hint of cracked pepper on the nose. Light-bodied raspberry and cherry flavors pick up a dark chocolate nuance with air and offer a hint of bitterness on the back half. Racy and refreshing, showing no excess weight, very soft tannins and just a hint of dusty tannins. -- Josh Raynolds

Score: 88-90 | May 10, 2016 | Vinous/Antonio Galloni

Deep ruby. Fresh dark berry scents show a hint of jamminess and complementary notes of potpourri and white pepper. Sweet black raspberry and cherry flavors are accented by a hint of bitter chocolate, while a mineral flourish adds lift and cut. Closes supple, warm and broad, showing very soft tannins and good, fruity persistence. - Josh Raynolds

Score: 90 | February 1, 2016 | Wine & Spirits

Year's Best Rhone
Red cherry flavors ring out with bell-tone clarity in this wine, herbal notes edging the ripe, juicy flavors. It feels cool and fresh, with a little vanilla and spice to smooth over the stony flavors beneath the fruit. 

Score: 88 | February 1, 2016 | Wine & Spirits

Best Buy 
Firm and savory, this is all lemons and stones, the flavors kept fresh by the wine's bright acidity. 

Score: 89 | November 1, 2015 | Wine Enthusiast

This well known négociant has turned in a sold effort. The nose is slightly herbal, but with attractive black-pepper shadings, while the fruit flavors favor dark skinned plum. Drink this medium-bodied, supple wine over the next few years. —J.C. 

Score: 89 | October 26, 2015 | Food & Beverage World

Aromas of blackberries, plums, and black cherries meld with suggestions of pepper, earth, and balsamic on the nose. Flavors of currant, blackberry, and dark cherry combine with notes of spice, balsamic, and anise on the palate. Smooth tannins and dark concentrated flavors make lamb a fine paring for it. 

Score: 92 | July 2, 2015 | Ultimate Wine Challenge

Excellent, Highly Recommended. 

Score: 87 | February 1, 2014 | Wine & Spirits
Best Buy. This is waxy and broad, with earth and herbal notes curbing the sweetness of the fruit. Give it a light chill for a goat cheese salad.
Score: 87 | February 1, 2014 | Wine & Spirits
Best Buy. Cherry bright and gamey, this is an easy pour for grilled fennel sausages.
Score: 87 | March 1, 2012 | The Rhone Report
Also well done and a fair value, the 2010 Louis Bernard Côtes du Rhône Domaine Le Garrigon, a blend of Grenache, Syrah, and Carignan, shows loads of red and black fruits, leaf tobacco, damp earth, and pepper, to go with a medium-bodied, supple, lightly textured palate. There’s not much depth here, but it’s very well balanced, improves in the glass, and excels for its approachable, easy drinking character. It should be enjoyed over the coming 2-3 years.