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90-92 Points | International Wine Cellar , March/April 2013
Tasted from three crusty old foudres, not that there's any other type here: #1, from Tezier and Patou: Intensely floral and precise, with sappy red fruit character and strong minerality. #2, from Reynard: Dark berries and cherry on the nose and palate. A bright core of minerality gives lift and cut. Shows a slight tannic bite on the back end but sweetness carries through the finish. This site got some good warmth in 2011, according to Olivier. #3, from La Cote, but a part that Olivier calls "La Petite Cote": Blackberry and cherry-cola on the nose. Lush and expansive but with energetic dark fruit flavors. Spicier on the finish, which shows very good clarity and cut.