95 points Wine Spectator "Offers a grippy feel, with taut licorice and tar notes stretching from start to finish. Ripe plum, raspberry and blackberry fruit flavors fill in the core, while hints of anise and juniper hang in the background. The finish reveals a bolt of graphite. Should age very nicely."
94 Vinous "Sexy, oak-tinged aromas of dark berry preserves, Asian spices and potpourri, with a subtle garrigue nuance in the background. Supple and seamless in texture, offering sweet black raspberry and cherry-cola flavors and a touch of licorice. Zesty acidity adds lift and cut to the clinging, very long finish. (92-94)"
92 Wine Advocate "A step up over the classic cuvée, the 2012 Châteauneuf du Pape Boisrenard, which is mostly old-vine Grenache yet incorporates all 13 of the allowed varieties, leans heavily toward the more fresh, focused and elegant end of the spectrum. Giving up notions of spice-box, dried licorice and mulled black berry fruits, it's an outstanding effort... it should drink nicely for 10-12 years."