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Louis Bernard Reviews

Score: 89 | February 1, 2013 | Wine Enthusiast
Remember when all Châteauneufs were priced like this? Now this is entry-level pricing, yet the wine is very good, delivering a complex, harmonious blend of leather, earth, spice and plum notes. It’s soft enough to drink now and over the next few years.
Score: 88 | July 1, 2012 | Wine Enthusiast
This attractively priced Gigondas is a solid example, boasting traditional notes of leather and spiced meat. It's supple and slifhtly warm, with modest cherry fruit coated with a dusting of dry red earth. Clove and mettalic notes on the finish suggest early consumption is the prudent option.
Score: 89 | January 1, 2012 | Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar
Deep red. Highly perfumed, lively aromas of raspberry and cherry complemented by zesty mineral and garrigue notes. Round and silky on the palate, showing a deep, sweet red fruit quality and very soft tannins. Finishes with very good cling and length, leaving behind a jammy red fruit note. This fruity wine is already easy to drink.
November 1, 2011 | Wine Spectator
Light and breezy, with modest plum, red currant and lavender notes that pick up a pepper hint on the finish. Drink now. 3,000 cases made. –JM
Score: 88 | August 31, 2011 | Wine Spectator
Fleshy and direct, with a toasty frame to the crushed blackberry, plum sauce and dark cocoa notes. Drink now. 6,700 cases made.
Score: Very Good | February 18, 2011 | Wine Match
Cherry and strawberry pie like fruit on the tongue with excellent balance and a lovely savory finish.
Score: Very Good | February 18, 2011 | Wine Match
Lots of pretty light red berry and strawberry, cherry fruit with a nice hand of freshness cleaning things up on the finish.