The Wine Critics Love It!
95 Points Jeb Dunnuck ... Destemmed and aged in 30% concrete and 70% larger barrels, it has a thrilling perfume of cherries, strawberries and liquorice, with a touch of Cote Rotie-like floral notes developing with time in the glass. Seamless, medium to full-bodied, deep, and layered, it's all about finesse and elegance, yet still offers remarkable depth of fruit. Drink this beautiful Ventoux any time over the coming decade.
90 Points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate ... The 2017 Ventoux Silica is the first vintage for this cuvee, which is 90% Grenache and 10% Cinsault, sourced from sandy soils. Seventy percent was aged in demi-muids, while the balance matured in concrete tank. Scents of cedar, vanilla and cranberries dominate the nose, while the medium to full-bodied palate is silky, yet finishes with an edge of tannins.