18 Notre Dame des Pallieres Gigondas
93 Points Robert Parker
An oak-aged blend of 80% Grenache, 10% Mourvèdre and 10% Syrah, the 2018 Gigondas Bois des Mourres is more polished and glossier than the regular bottling, with vanilla and cedar notes joining the dark-fruit aromas and flavors. Full-bodied, ripe and velvety, it's a more modern, "international" style of Gigondas, but one that's based on excellent raw materials. The oak lends a bit more structure and length to the finish
92 Points WE
Veins of graphite and granite meld into ripe, almost caramelized, flavors of black cherry and blueberry in this powerful Grenache-dominant blend (accented by 10% each of Syrah and Mourvèdre). A gripping, firmly tannic wine in youth, it should ease and improve through 2028.