Robert Parker 90-93 Points
The 2010 Chateauneuf du Pape (made from the same blend as the 2009) exhibits a dark ruby/purple color as well as deep, dark raspberry fruit intermixed with lavender, incense and camphor notes. Full-bodied, dense, chewy and rich with soft tannins, fresh acids and impressive precision and elegance, it should drink beautifully for 10-15+ years.
Wine Spectator 93 Points
A muscular, dark style, with a baker's chocolate note up front that slowly gives way to thickly layered plum sauce, blackberry paste and dark current fruit flavors. Ganache, espresso and roasted alder fill in the finish, which will need some cellaring to stretch out fully. Best from 2015 through 2025. 6,000 cases made.–JM
International Wine Cellar 90-92 Points
Bright ruby. High-pitched aromas of raspberry and fresh rose, with slow-building spiciness. Juicy and focused, offering good depth and focus to its sweet red fruit flavors. Shows very good clarity on the seamless finish, which lingers with strong florality.-JR