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Louis Bernard Reviews

Score: 90 | May 31, 2022 | Wine Specator

Friendly and open in feel, offering a burst of cherry and kirsch notes backed by red licorice, floral and garrigue hints. The silky, persistent finish has a nice mineral hint too. Grenache and Syrah. Drink now through 2027. 2,700 cases made, 400 cases imported. — JM

Score: 90 | May 31, 2022 | Wine Spectator

Juicy yet restrained style, with mineral-laced cherry and plum notes mixed with garrigue accents. Hints of tea and incense line the finish. Grenache and Syrah. Drink now through 2027. 1,500 cases made, 100 cases imported. — JM

Score: 90 | June 11, 2021 | Wine Spectator

Just-melted licorice, plum reduction and warm fruit cake aromas and flavors are supported by fresh acidity. Grenache and Syrah. Drink now through 2025. 2,500 cases made, 200 cases imported. — JM

Score: 91-93 | August 31, 2018 | Wine Advocate

The full-bodied 2016 Chateauneuf du Pape Domaine la Crau des Papes is a fine effort from  this widely distributed négociant. Garrigue, tea and floral notes accent raspberry and cherry fruit in this silky-textured wine, which remains lively and fresh through the long finish.

Score: 90-92 | October 17, 2017 |

Slightly more expensive, the 2016 Vacqueyras Domaine de Montbayon is a blend of Grenache, Syrah, and Mourvèdre that was brought up all in tank. It offers plenty of earthy black and blue fruits, peppery herbs and hints of violets in a full-bodied, impressively concentrated, balanced style. It’s just another outstanding looking barrel sample from this negociant. 

Score: 90 | December 31, 2016 | Wine Advocate

The 2015 Côtes du Rhône Villages is an outstanding Southern Rhône that has loads of ripe strawberry and raspberry fruits, medium-bodied richness and a peppery, spicy style on the palate that makes it a joy to drink. It’s a terrific value to buy by the case and enjoy over the coming 2-3 years.

Score: 93 | June 9, 2016 | Ultimate Wine Challenge

Great Value

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.