| Wine Spectator 92 points (Sep 30 2006)
Shows lovely purity, with cassis, blackberry and tobacco aromas and flavors running along suave, ripe tannins. Driven finish shows great intensity of fruit, with alluring mineral and smoke notes. Best from 2007 through 2027. 6,000 cases made. –JM
Wine Advocate 91 points (Feb 2007)
The 2004 Chateauneuf du Pape exhibits a deep ruby/purple color and a big, sweet, sexy nose of licorice, plum, fig, allspice, black currant, and raspberries. The wine is dense and rich, with supple tannins and shows surprisingly impressive concentration for this vintage. Drink it over the next 10-12 years.