" A big, beautiful Gigondas, the 2010 Cuvée Vieilles Vignes is a blend of 60% Grenache, 30% Syrah, and 10% Mourvedre, aged for 2-years in tank, that comes from the clay and pebble soils located on the southern side of the Dentelles. Loaded with classical aromas of wild herbs, pepper, spice, and leather, as well as copious amounts of licorice drenched bing cherry and blackberry styled fruits, this hits the palate with a full-bodied, decadent, and layered texture that coats the mouth. Despite all of the fruit, it has solid underlying structure and plenty of freshness. While no doubt superb now, it will be even better with a handful of years in the cellar, and shine for 10-12 years. - Jeb Dunnuck. Stephen Tanzer -- 92pts (60% grenache, from vines that are reportedly over 50 years old, plus 30% syrah and 10% mourvedre; raised in concrete except for a bit of the syrah, which is aged in barriques): Deep ruby. Explosively perfumed aromas of cherry compote, black raspberry, cola and olive tapenade, with an intense overlay of spices. Fresh, energetic red and dark berry flavors show very good depth and pick up a suave floral aspect with air. Finishes with excellent clarity and length.